Local Interest

A collection interesting articles, stories and photographs unique to The Kemp Town Estate and surrounding area of East Sussex and Brighton and Hove. If you have a story that you would like to publish we would love to hear from you.

Sussex Heritage Trust Award Congratulations to David Kemp and Clive Williams of DK Architects in Hove on winning this award for a Small Scale Development. They are pictured here on the doorstep of 14 Sussex Square, with the owners, Craig …

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Robert Powell’s letter to The Argus – Dec. 19th 2014

Press Release 19th December 2014 Objectors win important victory in the fight to prevent high rise towers in Brighton Marina On Tuesday 9th December Robert Powell a resident of Marine Gate Brighton won a significant victory in the High Court. …

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KTS’ response to the Draft City Plan

The Draft City plan went out for consultation over the Summer months, with July 20th the final day for submissions from interest parties to comment on it. Rather than duplicate the lengthy document here, please click on the link below: …

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The Royal Sussex Hospital Development

  The following planning permissions were granted on Friday 27th January:  1. Listed building consent demolition of the Bristol Gate piers: 2. Listed building consent- demolition of hospital chapel.  3. Full planning  Demolition of existing hospital buildings located to the …

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Historic Postcards & Photos

Lewes Crescent/Sussex Sq. aerial view

The following have been made available to the Kemp Town Society. Particular thanks go to Rene Dee of Chichester Terrace for the majority of the postcards. When viewing the enlargements by clicking on them below, you can view next and …

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The Opening of Roedean School in Kemptown in 1885


What do Nos 25 & 26 Lewes Crescent, No 3 Arundel Terrace, No 37 Chesham Road and Nos 29, 34, 35, 36, 37 Sussex Square have in common? They accommodated the first pupils of Roedean School from its foundation in 1885 to 1899 when the school moved to its present site.

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Thomas Read Kemp (1782-1844) A Day of Celebration

Kemp Town Enclosure Gardens 001

The Kemp Town Society organised, principally by Mark Eynon,  “A Day of Celebration of The Rev’d Thomas Read Kemp, M.P.”, who created the Kemp Town Estate and contributed most to the attracting the super-rich from London to live in Brighton. It …

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