St. Leonard’s on Sea

A windy day on the seafront.


Marine Court

Towards St. Leonard’s–a view from Hastings Pier (on a foggy day).

Marine Court, an Art Deco block of flats and shops (opened 1937), resembles an ocean liner–the Queen Mary, to be precise. It’s always captivated me, and I wish I could have a look ’round one of the flats.

Marine Court is often described as a part of Hastings. This designation is incorrect; instead, St. Leonard’s-on-Sea claims this fabulous, fanciful building.

If you’re interested, Iain Sinclair, has written a marvelously poetic piece on Marine Court. You can find it here.