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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