The Elms

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The Elms



The Elms is most famous for being home to Rudyard Kipling for a brief spell between 1897 and 1902, before moving to Burwash where he could get more privacy.


He discovered Rottingdean as a youngster while staying at North End House with his ‘beloved aunt’ Georgiana Burne-Jones.


Originally part of the open area called The Green, The Elms was built around 1750, replacing a cottage called Hutson’s.


The walls of The Elms are also very old and amusingly sport a wishing stone. The legend is that if you make a wish after touching its nose and turning around three times your wish will be granted. 


Sadly, today you are more likely to be run over by a speeding motorist or indeed a No. 2 bus!

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1903
1903

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Taken by local photographer W Bowles
Taken by local photographer W Bowles

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