Clifton Terrace

Photo:A conservation area of Brighton

A conservation area of Brighton

Photo:Built in Regency style

Built in Regency style

Photo:Clifton Terrace looking west

Clifton Terrace looking west

Photo:A private bank helped finance it

A private bank helped finance it

Photo:Interior of house in Clifton Terrace

Interior of house in Clifton Terrace

Photo:Builders related to Thomas Read-Kemp

Builders related to Thomas Read-Kemp

Photo:Thomas Read-Kemp

Thomas Read-Kemp

Built in 1846

By Anthea and Steve Myall, Clifton residents

A beautiful arrangement
This is Clifton Terrace just down from where we live: a beautiful arrangement of houses which must cost the owners a fortune because, being a conservation area, they have to keep them painted pristine white.

Regency style built in 1846
The terrace that gives its name to Clifton is one of the loveliest Regency-style terraces in the south of England and was built in 1846.

Linked to Thomas Read-Kemp
The builders were the second wife, now the widow, of Thomas Read-Kemp and the brothers-in-law of Thomas Read-Kemp's first wife, which were the Baring family.

Influential financiers
These were the originators of Baring Bank and also the East India Company and these people were the most influential financiers in the city of London.

Money lent to develop terrace
This was a private bank that used to actually lend money to other nations and other countries so it's this money that actually developed and built Clifton Terrace.

Image and text from the 1994 My Brighton museum exhibit
This page was added on 22/03/2006.
Comments about this page

I have not confirmed it yet, but I believe one of my husband's ancestors lived at 15 Clifton Terrace in 1851. His name was Alexander Stewart. There was another possible ancestor at no 18, Mary Ann Baldwin, but I need to prove the connection. If anyone has documents to the early ownership please contact me.

By Stephanie Stewart (03/04/2009)

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