Boom Town

With the coming of the railway, and the laying of New Road in 1848 to improve access to the shore, Hornsea was, like many other coastal towns, booming by the mid-19th century.  During this time, Grosvenor Terrace was also developed, which you can see here pictured in 1905.

Joseph Wade, founder of a local brick and tile works, and famous for his patented ‘Acorn tiles’ was responsible for the street’s construction, which came at a time when the town’s popularity as a seaside tourist attraction began to soar.