The History of 1 Sussex Square
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.