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The Lost Convent

posted by Kenneth Stevens on 22 Sept 2011 at 5:12 pm

I was in the army in 1941 and stationed in a convent (no Nuns ! ) in Bexhill for several months. I would be interested in visiting it but cannot remember where it was. I remember the entrance was in a large walland you turned immediately right up a steep drive to the convent buildings.

Can anyone help me ?


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Lost Convent

posted by Jude on 27 Sept 2011 at 5:29 pm

Hi Kenneth,
Could it have been Nazareth House? Here's a photo: http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/122335. It has now been converted into apartments.

Lost Convent

posted by Kenneth Stevens on 27 Sept 2011 at 6:09 pm


No - I do not think it was Nazareth House, There was a high wall along the pavement and a steer driveway the otherside taking you up to the convent which was gthen facing you as you went up i.e at right angles to the roadway and wall.
However - Thanks for your suggestion
Ken Stevens

Lost Convent Bexhill

posted by Julie Deeprose on 07 Feb 2012 at 12:31 am

Was it on the corner or near the corner of Buckhurst Road and Sea Road as it goes into Upper Sea Road - it is on the hill on the side of the hill but near the top and if you carry on up Upper Sea Road (leads up the hill from the sea and the station) - and go round a bend the Manor barn is on your right and you are in the Old Town Bexhill - this is because I am interested in researching these grounds as we have an apartment here and I have researched that before this was built finished late last year - there was a derelict property here it had been the Metropolitan Convalescent Home Seaside Branch - for Women and also at some point around 1970 a Mental Health hospital or hospice or something along those lines - the building was built in 1881 - and had been used during the second world war by the army - when the new building was built they had to disarm an unexploded world war 2 bomb here - before that there is mention of a convent the Loretto Convent and it does have a wall surrounding it (a low wall now but dont know if it has always been a low wall) it has a long drive that goes upwards towards the apartment block - I am trying to find out as much information as I can about this building if you see bexhill postcards website it shows pictures of the Metropolitan Covalescent Home and the surrounding area to check out if this is the building that you remember - I am a part of the residents representatives for this apartment block and would love to hear from any one with any memories of this site if this is the one that you are looking for

Lost Convent

posted by charles kaye on 12 May 2012 at 10:23 am

Would this be Our Ladie's Convent which was on the Buckhurst Rd site?

I have a number of postcards in my collection, interiro and exterior.

Old Convent Buckhurst Road

posted by Julie Deeprose on 10 Dec 2012 at 8:52 am

Yes it could be I would love to see some of the pictures - sorry for the very delayed reply

Loretto Convent

posted by Sandie Davies on 04 Mar 2015 at 8:48 am

This building was Hollenden house , at rest home for ex service persons,since about the 60's, owned by The Ex service Fellowship centre, I worked there from1984-2004. In Buckhurst Road, next to St Peter & pauls School. Now blocks of flats.

Nazereth House Bexhill-on-sea

posted by cheryl noone on 13 Oct 2015 at 3:43 pm

Hi I am looking for any. Kids who lived at nazereth house in 1977,I'm cheryl and my brother graham we both noone,we lived ther frm 1977,I would love to hear from anyone,I remember,kim,debbie and vicky hall,ester not sure her last name,robert and geoffrey tottham but ther we're more of ther siblings ther too but older than me I was 8/9 and gray was 10/11,plz contact me anyone connected and who remmebers me,oh and derek cosgrove too,thnx,waiting excitedly....cheryl,fb page:- chezza noone the rite account says underneath laindon high road school.....email:- chezza2208[AT]hotmail.com

Kim Debbie Vicki Hall

posted by Kim Keanie ( hall ) on 18 Apr 2016 at 6:05 pm

Hi cheryl!!! I remember you and your brother!!! Mainly your brother, i remember him being my b/f for a while!! Ester had two sisters ...Helen and Maria!! Been back to nazareth house a couple of times....do rou remember playing in the adventure playground!!! Some good memories there. ????????

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