Twittens

Clifton Street Passage

By Jennifer Drury

Entered at Guildford Road

Clifton Street Passage is entered via Guildford Road and proceeds through ending at the junction of Terminus Road and Buckingham Place. It also gives access to Terminus Place, Railway Street and Terminus Street.

Terminus Road

The red-brick nos. 20-23 have balconies and Regency-styledoorways, and are included on the borough council's local list.

Buckingham Place

Nos.5-19 form an attractive, Italianate listed terrace of about 1845 with balconies and verandas. Artist Richard Henry Nibbs (1816-93) lived at no.7 from 1873 until his death, having previously resided at 8 Howard Place. He painted in Brighton from at least 1834, and was renowned for marine, architectural and topographical views.

Additional material: Tim Carder - Encyclopeadia of Brighton(1990)

Photo:Entrance in Guildford Road

Entrance in Guildford Road

Photo by Tony Mould

Photo:View from the passage

View from the passage

Photo by Tony Mould

Photo:Exit at Terminus Road/Buckingham Place

Exit at Terminus Road/Buckingham Place

Photo by Tony Mould

This page was added on 29/08/2011.
Comments about this page

I love the twittens in this area, there are quite a few. They make a nice walk on a warm summer evening, with views not normally seen. Plenty of old garden walls with beautiful overhanging foliage, and trying to guess what the gardens are like behind them.

By Peter Groves (30/08/2011)

My Mum always called it the alley, she lived in Railway Street until 1939.

By John Cording (30/08/2011)

I lived at Terminus Road for years, Our House has been knocked down now and a new house stands there, I remember the alleyway, loved growing up there. Shame the house is gone-I would love to see photos of the old place. It was no 31 top end with lovely views of the downs, but over the years the view got less with the development of places being built on. A lot of fond memories. I think our back wall garden is still there-I miss the old place, rest in peace

By Ann Dowsett (22/01/2012)

I remember back in the early 60s there was a lorry company called Stapleton Brothers.  It was just off Clifton Street where my parents lived somewhere around the 1940s to 1950s.

By John Hutchings (13/11/2016)

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