MONTPELIER CRESCENT, BRIGHTON
Architect: Amon Henry Wilds, 1843 - 1847
LEWES CRESCENT, BRIGHTON
Architects: Wilds and Busby, 1823 - 1828
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ROYAL CRESCENT, BRIGHTON
A showcase of some of Brighton's Squares.
ADELAIDE CRESCENT, HOVE
Architects: Decimus Burton, 1830, and completed later, by others.
BEDFORD SQUARE, BRIGHTON
The first of Brighton's Squares, 1801
POWIS SQUARE, BRIGHTON
CLARENCE SQUARE, BRIGHTON
RUSSELL SQUARE, BRIGHTON
REGENCY SQUARE, BRIGHTON
BRIGHTON SQUARE, BRIGHTON
NORFOLK SQUARE, BRIGHTON
HANOVER CRESCENT, BRIGHTON
WESTERN TERRACE AND WESTERN PAVILION, BRIGHTON
ORIENTAL PLACE, BRIGHTON
NEW STEINE, BRIGHTON
The first ten houses were built to the design of Decimus Burton in 1830, with the intention of forming a crescent; this plan was never realised and construction was halted in 1834.
When it re–commenced in 1849 the concept had changed to a form more reminiscent of Lewes Crescent and Sussex Square in Kemp Town, albeit with the more robust detailing of the age.
Completed in the 1860s.
Designed by the partnership of Charles Busby and Amon Wilds, the Brunswick Estate was built between 1824 and 1828.
It comprised all the elements of a self-contained town, with a market building (which later became a riding school) and houses and mews for support staff to the First Rate houses.
It is not easy, in 2011, to fully understand the impact of this very small square in 1966. Formed out of derelict land and buildings, it provided a focus for the narrow pathways of the Lanes, as well as presenting a number of new shops, a restaurant and residential flats. Although the detailing may seem, to our eyes now, somewhat coarse, at the time there was a refreshing simplicity about the whole scheme; the Square was, of course, without the more recent central fountain and the clutter of chairs and tables – views may differ upon the success of these later introductions.
It gained a number of design awards upon its completion, and was upheld as a fine example of urban planning.
Architects: Fitzroy Robinson & Partners.