At the junction of Seaside Road and Susans Road is a three storey cream painted building erected in the 1860s when it was then called Lewes Place. It operated for some time as Trinity School - a ’National School’ funded by public subscription. Later, the ground floor was converted to shop units.
The old flint built building that stood opposite the end of Susans Road is Susans Farm. Prior to demolition in the late 1890s it accommodated a finishing school for young ladies.
In the early 1900s, both sides were built as an entity and this was the first purpose-built shopping street in Eastbourne. Where the tower is seen on the Susans Road junction this was originally the site of a pumping station built in the 1840s to transfer fresh water from the source of the Bourne stream at Motcombe (in the Old Town) to the residents of Sea Houses.