It is seldom that I have been able to reproduce a photograph of buildings demolished almost a century ago, but these are two examples. These buildings were erected about 1852 at the time of the opening of the Extra-Mural Cemetery, though Bennetts had been established in Church Street hard by St Nicholas Church for many years before. All these properties were removed in 1866 when the railway from Brighton to Kemp Town was under construction and the eastern pier of the massive arch across the Lewes Road now stands on this very spot. On the left was the open entrance to the drive leading up to the Parochial Cemetery and the right one of the two brick piers is still there to this day nearly 100 years later.

Image Reference: JG_28_051.tif
Date: 1865
Image Details: Copy
Size of Original: 109x166
Place: Brighton
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