H.G.Wells from 1901 to 1909, designed by C.F.A. Voysey. Wells wrote
several of his best known works here, including Kipps, Tono-Bungay
and Ann Veronica, and entertained many leading writers of the time,
including Bernard Shaw, Henry James, Arnold Bennett and Joseph
His minor little-known novel The
Sea Lady opens on Sandgate Beach.
Spade House was the first real
home of Wells and his wife Jane their two sons were born here (it is
not at present shown to visitors).