At this period, the Steine was still largely residential, hence the absence of traffic. The iron railings shown were erected in 1823 at which time the Steine was about to be lit by gas, so the lamp-posts formed the main standards of the fence, the rails being fastened to them. The road across the Steine from Castle Square to St James’ Street was opened in March 1834 and the fence was then resited, the lamp-posts being placed on the edge of the pavement. The Victoria Fountain dates from May 1846, and the trees were planted a little later. This photograph and the large one over leaf are by Edward Fox, and the names of three tradesmen shown on buildings enable me to establish that they were taken between 1864 and 1868.

Image Reference: JG_09_120.tif
Date: 1864-8
Image Details: Copy
Size of Original: 221x133
Place: Brighton
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