Kemptown Station (no longer exists)

Opened in 1869

By Tim Carder

Kemp Town Station stood in the former Coalbrook Road, and opened in 1869 with four sidings and one platform, but by 1880 a large goods-yard and coal depot with seventeen sidings had opened. The station building was similar to those at Hove, London Road and Portslade, but nothing now remains of it; the large Freshfield Industrial Estate was opened on the site in June 1974, and by 1987 over 500 people were employed there.

reproduced with permission from the Encyclopaedia of Brighton by Tim Carder, 1990
This page was added on 22/03/2006.

If you're already a registered user of this site, please login using the form on the left-hand side of this page.