Carfax Pension

Carfax Pension,  by Michael Freeman. The Carfax in St Lawrence, next door to the St Lawrence Inn in this photograph, seems to have been built in the 1860s, probably as a hotel – the Inn was once described as the hotel tap.

The  French word ‘Pension’ means a boarding house, and may have been chosen here to reflect the Mediterranean setting of the building, among trees and overlooking the sea.   By the 1930s it was a boarding house run by Mrs Sells, but subsequently refurbished as private flats.

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