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 Timeline has started to appear: so far from 1850 to 1869.
Brighton and twittens.
• Data on deaths from principal diseases 1838-1842

• The piers Hove never had.
• New section on finance, rates and taxes.
• The census district listings have been moved. Click here to find them.

• 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.

If you have information you think could be included, please send an email to David Fisher via this link.

PLACES

STREETS: an historical gazetteer
Streets
All the streets and place names of Brighton and Hove. Constant additions.

MAPS and plans
Maps

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


TIMELINE

CHRONOLOGY
Timeline

Dates. Just dates. More coming soon.


Bibliography

PEOPLE

PEOPLE
People
Some of the famous, infamous and interesting people who were born, lived or died in the city
NEW Arthur Devis, Sarah Paxton Ball Dodson, Lawrence Koe, Theodosia Meade, Lady Emma Pennant, James Quinn, Percy Shakespeare and various people whose names begin with R

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


ARTICLES

HISTORY
History

A collection of articles about the city's history.

CIVICS

ELECTIONS
elections

Candidates, results, majorities, electorates and noteworthy facts.

LAWS
Laws

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


Brighton in NUMBERS

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


RESOURCES
New section coming soon-ish

WORDS

Brighton PRESS
Press

Chronologies of all the local newspapers and journals since 1749.

BOOKS and plays set in Brighton
Brighton books

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

QUOTATIONS
Quotations

Things written or said about Brighton.
NEW Charles Dickens about arrangements for his readings at the Grand Concert Hall in Brighton, a 1920s song about a charabanc outing to Brighton, Sir Richard Levinge on tea and pavements, and a dreadful poem by Julia Tilt.

Links to associated sites
Brighton Film
Terra Media [media history]
Our Brighton Hippodrome
Twitter

Much more to come
Comments and contributions are most welcome.

 

Page updated 11 Febuary 2018
Website © David Fisher 2014-2018