Friday, 28 July 2017

Andrew's Cottage

6 Little East Street
These shop windows date from c1800. They were combined into one shop in 1845 for Samuel Andrew's rope & fishing tackle business and his family continued to run the business for the following 100 years.

The photo above by George Girling was published in the Sussex County Magazine for December 1944. It seems safe to assume that the gentleman pictured is Henry Andrew, one of Samuel's descendants. He certainly looks the part. 

It is amazing to consider that these shop fronts with all the original detailing and delicate glazing bars have survived, apparently intact, for over 200 years. The cottage is grade II listed.

An overlooked, but attractive, corner of the Old Town

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