LEWES CRESCENT, KEMP TOWN
East Wing looking SouthEast.
The centrepiece (together with Sussex Square, to the North) of a speculation by Thomas Read Kemp, designed by Wilds and Busby with construction starting in 1823, much of it by Thomas Cubitt.
Due the location being remote from centre, this development was not a great success at the time,and the estate was not complete until the mid 1850s.
Today, however, it is regarded as one of the high points of domestic planning and design-a fine combination of supreme architectural confidence in a superb setting, justifying its Grade One Listed status.
The financial burden of this massive undertaking finally bankrupted Thomas Kemp- see the previous image.
Architect: Wilds and Busby
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