This church was erected in 1864 to serve the recently built district of Cliftonville. The photograph was obviously taken very soon afterwards in view of the Church’s new appearance. It is interesting to note the hedgerow and open fields beyond, in the area now covered by Goldstone and Denmark Villas. At the period these formed part of Rigden’s Farm which extended northwards to the railway line. The newly planted saplings in front of the church are the tall trees of the present day. The line of chalk in the background is probably the excavations for Denmark Villas.

Image Reference: JG_14_040.tif
Date: c.1864
Image Details: Copy
Size of Original: 205x143
Place: Hove
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