Blockhouse

A coastal fortification?

Trevor Chepstow

This print was published in June 1785 by S. Cooper and shows the "Blockhouse" Brighthelmstone. The location of this building is unknown and was possibly a fortification on the coast close to the town.

Photo:The Blockhouse: Brighthelstone - 1785

The Blockhouse: Brighthelstone - 1785

This page was added on 22/03/2006.
Comments about this page
This remant of the Henrican block house is a well known feature of the seafront and its location is indeed known. It is worth taking a look at the Yeakell and Gardner map of Brighton on the late 1770s. There is an earlier map - reproduced in Sussex Archaological Collections fairly recently that also helps - as does the article - see J.H. Farrant - article about the antiquarian Francis Grosse.
By Sue Berry (20/01/2004)

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