Hastings Hideosities2019-03-19T08:34:12+00:00

Hastings Hideosities

As posted in our Newsletter no 11, this page is devoted to Hastings Ugliest buildings or in the words of Eve Montgomery, our treasurer – Hastings Hideosities (run hideous and monstrosities together)

Poundstretcher Replaced The Castle Hotel in 1960s.

Firstly from our member David Brown who writes –

“I would like to nominate the

Poundstretcher/Shots building at the bottom of Wellington Square (picture attached).

This building would be out of place anywhere other than an industrial estate. However its location replacing the lost, fourth side of the Georgian Wellington Square must be one of the most inappropriate places it could have been built.

Were the planners asleep, one wonders?”


The Castle Hotel in the Late 1960s before demolition – Copyright Hastings Library

The building opened as Tesco’s in 1968.