Alfred Square looking West
The large, white building across the bottom (west side) of the square is now a block of
flats (apartments), known as Lloyd Court.
Originally called Alfred House, this building at the north end of Lower Street (High
Street) once housed a boys school. The school later became known as Deal College,
from which College Road took its name. One of the former Principals of the College,
Mr. James Lush, was five times Mayor of Deal.
Every Sunday, the boys from the school would march in procession to nearby
Church, in their uniform jackets and mortar boards. They had reserved seats in the
south gallery of the church.
In 1911, the school transferred to Thanet and the building was taken over and converted
into a convalescent home for members of the printing profession. It was then renamed
the Lloyd Memorial Seaside Home, sometimes called the Caxton Home.
Lloyd Court from the High Street
The picture above shows the building looking north from the High Street into College
Alfred Square - south side
On the south-east corner of the square at its junction with Middle Street is the Prince
Albert public house.
|Alfred Square marks the north end of the "old
town" of Deal. It links Middle Street and High Street on the south (left) side,
Sandown Road and College Road on the north (right) side. It is also connected to the
sea front by Dolphin Street and North Street.
Dolphin Street from Alfred Square
Dolphin Street joins Alfred Square at its south-east corner.
North Street from Alfred Square
North Street joins Alfred Square at its north-east corner. The road to the left
of the picture is Sandown Road.
The Old Bakehouse
Cavendish House, on the corner of North Street and Sandown Road, was once a bakery.
The old bakehouse chimney can still be seen on the building to the rear of the
Alfred Square - north side
At the north-west corner of the square at its junction with College Road is the
Saracen's Head public house.