The History of 1 Sussex Square

    No 1 Sussex Square

ground floor plan made 2015
ground floor plan made 2015

No 1 Sussex Square

became a school in 1846 and, as far as records show, has always been used for educational purposes.

In 1918/19 it is recorded as having been ‘The Herbert Samuel Hospital for Officers’

It is currently supposed that 1 and 2 Sussex Square were always one dwelling. The ‘corner’ sites on the Estate were always a tricky building conundrum because of their wedge shape. Wilkes having acquired the carcass from Kemp at 4,000 square foot proceeded to extend the buildings, on the land behind, to enclose a further 6,000 square foot making the property one of the biggest on the Estate.

Entrance Hall
Entrance Hall
plasterwork in the hall
plaster work in the hall
Ceiling rose in the main front room, ground floor
Ceiling rose in the main front room, ground floor
Early vine leaf moulding
Early vine leaf moulding