Photographs from 1860-2015


This slide-show, produced with images from the James Gray collection illustrates the growth of the Old Ship Hotel which was originally just two houses. In 1794 the hotel gained a frontage overlooking the sea for the first time when two sea-front houses were incorporated, but by 1803, when it was purchased by Leonard Schuckard, the inn still had only eight of its sixty-eight bedrooms facing the sea.

The section at the corner of Ship Street was added by the new owners, Cuff and Strachan, in 1838, and in 1895 the hotel was enlarged again with the Ship Street frontage modernised.

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  • I have a great one from about 1815, that would go well with this slide show!!

    By Peter Groves (16/01/2015)

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