A nice little village
When we were searching for a house, we had looked in quite a lot of places like Steyning and that sort of area. We actually found this house quite quickly. It was one of those sorts of houses that you come along and look and say ‘I think that this is the right place’ right away. The outlook was very open with the view of the fields – it appeared to be a very nice little village – it was very close to the beach. It was also near to Brighton for shops so it was the ideal situation.
Have any Ovingdean memories to share? Please leave a comment below
Needed a new roof
This house, 100 Greenways, together with my three neighbours,is featured on just about every ‘old’ photograph of Ovingdean. On the deed the date 1921 is mentioned, but I think that is when the land was originally purchased but the exact date of the house is unsure. Greenways had very few houses then. These were the first four along Greenways, this land originally belonged to the ‘big house’ which is now Ovingdean Hall School. When we moved in we found lots of buckets and bowls in the loft which led us to think that there had been lots of problems with the roof and so we put a new roof on.
Originally published in ‘In Living Memory: a history of Ovingdean Village’, edited by Jennifer Drury: published in 2000 by Ovingdean Millennium Society