Built in 1790 or thereabouts, Pierremont Hall was built to the designs of Samuel Pepys Cockerell, great-grand-nephew of Samuel Pepys the Diarist. In 1827, the widowed Duchess of Kent and her little daughter Victoria, stayed here for a holiday, paying 25 guineas per week. The eight year old princess had received a white donkey as a gift from her uncle, the Duke of York, and this little fellow, named ‘Dicky’, came with her and was ridden by her down to the beach.
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Copyright Debbie Smyth, 14 February 2016