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  • 1 Seafield House or "The Spooky House"

    Built around 1885

  • Seafield House or "The Spooky House"

    Built around 1885

    Seafield House - Westward Ho!

    seafield house

    The house on the cliff edge known locally as ‘Spooky House’ or even ‘Haunted House’ was built about 1885. The road was especially built to enable access to the house and was initially known as Seafield Road; later it became Merley Road.

    The house was built as a summer residence by Brinsley de Courcey Nixon
    (5 May 1825-18 April 1903) whose occupation on the 1881 Census was a ‘banker’ from London. Of Irish and Scottish descent he was born in Edinburgh and died in 1903 whilst on holiday at Seafield. There were 4 children from his

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