Brighton and Hove Revisited

Dorset Street

By Jennifer Drury

At the time of this photograph, 10th June 1979, little remained of the original street, which is off Edward Street. At that time, the remaining buildings were under threat of early demolition. This was a very old street, dating from the early years of the nineteenth century, about 1810. As late as the 1920s about ten houses were in occupation, but these were condemned as unfit for human living during the 1930s, and taken over for business use.

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Photo:Dorset Street in 1979

Dorset Street in 1979

Image reproduced with kind permission of The Regency Society and The James Gray Collection

Photo:Dorset Street photographed in 2012

Dorset Street photographed in 2012

Photo by Tony Mould

This page was added on 20/02/2013.
Comments about this page

Interesting old photo of Dorset Street. My G.G.G. Grandfather was listed here in the 1841 Census and his profession was a 'Carter' so the chances are one of these is where he kept his horse(s) and cart(s).

By Ivor WIlliams (11/07/2013)

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