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From its early days as a seaside town on the south coast of England, Brighton grew due to the royal patronage of the Prince Regent - later George IV - and later, because of Victorian prosperity and the coming of the railway.

Each generation left its architectural mark; fortunately for us, the Regency provided the grand formal projects of the Royal Pavilion and the Squares and Terraces, while the Victorians' religious fervour gave us the many fine churches, as well as much of the housing that we use today.

Today the churches are vulnerable, due to their high maintenance costs and falling congregations, while the urban environment is always at risk from inappropriate changes.

This site attempts to show some of the outstanding architecture of the city:
from the aged beauty of the Norman font of St Nicholas
to the extravaganza of the Royal Pavilion, there are many hidden gems.

Many of the panoramas and images are large files, and depending upon the speed of the internet, may take a while to download; please have patience, as the interiors are worth it.

 

The Music Room at the Royal Pavilion

 

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