Brighton history The history of Brighton & Hove in lots of bits

A repository for historical information about the city of Brighton and Hove.
All departments are dynamic and being added to regularly.

 

       
What's new

The census districts with complete listings of streets and other locations are being added. So far: 1841, 1851, 1861,1871 and 1881. This sequence shows the growth of Brighton (Hove and other areas still to be added—watch this space) at 10-year intervals. Although less frequent than street directories, census returns are more accurate and comprehensive.

The 'Streets' gazetteer is constantly being updated, particularly with links to other references on the site. Each street has been tagged with the conservation area in which it is located, where relevant.

History of the Westdene estate.

The piers Hove never had.

Streets
STREETS: an historical gazetteer

All the streets and place names of Brighton and Hove. Constant additions.

History
HISTORY

A collection of articles about the city's history.

Maps
MAPS and plans

A collection of maps and street plans of Brighton and Hove.

People
PEOPLE

Some of the famous, infamous and interesting people who were born, lived or died in the city

elections
ELECTIONS

Candidates, results, majorities, electorates and noteworthy facts.

Numbers
Brighton in NUMBERS

A repository of numerical data, including population, prices, speed, etc.

Laws
LAWS

All Local Acts of parliament concerning the city, including roads and railways, since 1772.

Architects
ARCHITECTS, etc

The architects, designers and builders who created the physical environment of the city.

Press
Brighton periodical PRESS

Chronologies of all the local newspapers and journals since 1749.

Brighton books
BOOKS and plays set in Brighton

An ever-growing list of titles from 1811 to the present day.

Quotations
QUOTATIONS

Things written or said about Brighton.


RESOURCES
New section coming soon

Links to associated sites
Brighton Film
Terra Media [media history]
Our Brighton Hippodrome
Grumpy Old Voter (blog)
fisherscircle (blog)
Twitter

Much more to come
Comments and contributions are most welcome.

 

Page updated 28 July 2016