Pelham Street

Photo:Photo of 2 Pelham Street, North Laine

Photo of 2 Pelham Street, North Laine

A survivor amongst dereliction

By Geoff Mead, local historian

I really like this building because it's a survivor. It's survived in Pelham Street. North, East and West of here is like dereliction - there are car parks and bulldozed areas, and an old school playground... and this one little house, no 2 (there are only two houses in the street) has survived.

It's quite an early house, probably about 1830. It's made of Brighton beach materials and local bricks, and it's a surviving example of what was a style prevalent across Brighton.

Image and text from the 'My Brighton' exhibit
This page was added on 22/03/2006.
Comments about this page
I have always felt the same about this house.
By Anne Tomsett (21/07/2004)

I was thrilled to get onto this site. Thank you. I am doing my family tree and I have discovered that my grandparents, who I never knew, lived at 4 Pelham Street. Can you give any info on this?

By Lorraine Lawrence (12/04/2006)

I am researching my family tree, and like Lorraine above I have never met my 2xgreat grandparents that I have found out lived at 5 Pelham Street. Their surname was Clark. If anyone has any information on them I would be over the moon! Thank you

By Sian (15/01/2011)