St Mary’s Hall School, founded as a “School for the Daughters of the Clergy” was opened on August 1st 1836. At some time thereafter, I do not know when, this large plot of vacant land, facing the School, was acquired. It must have been a long time ago, as this is shown as open space in maps of the middle and late 1800’s. An oasis in a desert of buildings it must have been especially pleasing to the occupants of the houses seen in these photographs, taken in May and June 1988. Now more than fifty dwellings are to be built here resulting in the loss of “almost the last piece of unbuilt on land in Kemp Town”. Looking east along Eastern Road, to the houses in St Marks Street.

Image Reference: JG_23_053.tif
Date: 1988
Image Details: Original monochrome print
Size of Original: 209x121
Place: Brighton
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