The Iron House and Cliffe House


The Iron House and Cliffe House, which stood to the east, were both removed in the early thirties before they toppled over the cliff. The construction of the undercliff walk to Saltdean in the early thirties put a stop to the constant cliff falls.

The interior pictures show the interesting construction using internal timber to frame the doors and windows. Note the heavy wooden furniture and the drugget on the hall floor. The house is certainly not there now, so where was it and when was it erected?  

The Iron House stood on the clifftop as you enter Rottingdean from Brighton, just above The White Horse car park. It existed as early as 1895 and was there 1896 when the “Daddy long legs” railway visited the pier. 

The last record is in the 1931 and 1932 Voters lists which show that it was occupied by a Miss Violet Mary Clement.

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