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A showcase of some of the fine secular architecture of Brighton.
 

west pier, brighton

THE WEST PIER, BRIGHTON
Architect: Eugenius Birch, 1863

Panorama
 

The Royal Pavilion, Brighton

THE ROYAL PAVILION
Architects: originally Henry Holland, but latterly John Nash.
Decorations: John and Frederick Crace.

Panoramas (5)

brighton pier panorama

BRIGHTON PIER AND BEACH
and Public Art

 

Panorama

and the view from 100 years ago ...

Built by John Nash for the Prince Regent, later George IV.
The Pavilion was originally a farmhouse (1786-1815), used by the Prince Regent as a retreat by the sea.
The palace was gradually transformed (1815-1822) into an oriental fantasy, incorporating stunning decoration, as well as the latest technological advances of the day.
Visited by Queen Victoria,but not loved by her, the building was later purchased by the town and restored as the outstanding achievement of Regency decoration.