Development

Photo:1850 map of Brighton. Click to see larger version.

1850 map of Brighton. Click to see larger version.

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Preston North to Withdean

Reproduced with permission from the Encyclopaedia of Brighton by Tim Carder, 1990

Please note that this text is an extract from a reference work written in 1990.  As a result, some of the content may not reflect recent research, changes and events.

The following tables list the roads and streets of the borough of Brighton with the approximate dates of their first significant development. This information has been derived from contemporary plans and directories in periods of approximately five or ten years, and the town has been divided into convenient districts for ease of use. It should be noted that many roads, particularly in the Patcham , Rottingdean , Saltdean and Woodingdean areas, were developed piecemeal over many years, while other roads, mainly in the town centre, have been rebuilt since their initial development. Current road names are used in all cases, but streets no longer in existence are shown in italics. The reader is advised to use these tables in conjunction with a street-plan. {10,83,107,108,109}

xvi) Preston (North) area (bounded by Stanford Avenue, Hollingbury Park Avenue, Balfour, Loder, Harrington & Preston Roads):
1859-64: Harrington Road (western end).
1880-4: Beaconsfield Villas (south); Chester Terrace; Havelock (south) & Waldegrave Roads; Preston Park Avenue; Stanford Avenue (south-west of Chester Terrace).
1885-9: Cleveland & Havelock (north) Roads.
1890-4: Southdown Road; Edburton Avenue.
1895-9: Bates, Ditchling (Fiveways to Hythe Road), Herbert, Hythe & Lucerne Roads; Preston Drove (west of Surrenden Road); Stanford Avenue (north-west of Chester Terrace).
1900-4: Ashford, Balfour (south of Loder Road), Ditchling (Hythe Road to Osborne Road), Dover, Gordon, Knoyle, Loder, Lowther, Osborne, Sandgate & Surrenden (south of Surrenden Crescent) Roads; Beaconsfield Villas (north); Harrington Road (east) & Villas; Hollingbury Park Avenue & Terrace; Preston Drove (east of Surrenden Road).
1905-9: CornwallGardens (east side).
1925-9: Bavant Road.
1930-4: Balfour Road (north).
1935-9: Ditchling Road (north of Osborne Road).
1956-9: Beacon Close.
1960-5: Poplar Close.

xvii) Preston (West) area (bounded by Dyke Road, Millers Road, Grange Close, Preston Road, Clermont Road and Tivoli Crescent North):
pre-1850: Preston village.
1865-9: Clermont, Cumberland, Preston (north of village) & Station Roads; Lorne Villas; Clermont Terrace.
1880-4: Scarborough Road.
1885-9: Reigate & Robertson Roads.
1890-4: Hampstead, Kingsley & Maldon Roads; The Drove.
1895-9: Compton, Lauriston, Matlock & Millers (north) Roads; Woodside Avenue; Tivoli Crescent South.
1900-4: Inwood Crescent.
1905-9: Dyke Road (north of Highcroft Villas); Tivoli Crescent North; Wincombe Road.
1910-4: Millers Road (south).
1915-9: Tivoli Road.
1966-9: Grange Close.

xviii) Prestonville area (bounded by Dyke Road, Chatham Place, New England Road, railway and Highcroft Villas):
1848-53: Chatham Place; Dyke Road (Seven Dials to Russell Crescent); Howard Terrace; Russell Crescent.
1854-8: Belmont; Prestonville (south) Road.
1859-64: York Grove.
1865-9: Brigden Street; Hamilton, Old Shoreham, Prestonville (north) & Stanford (south) Roads; Lancaster & York Villas; Prestonville Terrace.
1870-4: New England Road.
1875-9: Dyke Road (Old Shoreham Road to Highcroft Villas).
1880-4: Coventry & Exeter Streets; Upper Hamilton Road; Highcroft Villas; Port Hall Avenue, Place, Road & Street; Stanford Road (north).
1890-4: Buxton, Lancaster & Stafford Roads.
1895-9: Chatsworth Road.

xix) Hollingdean (between Lewes and Ditchling Roads, north of Hollingdean Road):
1865-9: Freehold Terrace.
1870-4: Hollingdean Road (north side).
1875-9: Hollingdean Road (south side); Pope's Folly.
1895-9: Hollingbury (west side), Roedale & Upper Hollingdean Roads.
1900-4: Hollingbury Park Avenue & Terrace; Hollingdean Terrace (south).
1905-9: Hollingbury Place & Road (east side); Stanmer Park Road (south).
1910-4: Hollingbury Crescent.
1925-9: Barnett, Dudley, Hertford & Quarry Bank Roads; Hollingbury Rise & Rise West; Hollingdean Terrace (north); Stanmer Villas.
1935-9: Harrington Place; Stanmer Park Road (north).
1951-5: most of east Hollingdean estate.
1956-9: Thompson Road.
1960-5: most of north-east Hollingdean estate; Tavistock Down.
1966-9: Barrow & Lambourne Closes; Brentwood Close, Crescent & Road (except east end); Shenfield Way.
1970-3: Burstead Close.
1975-80: Adams Close; Hutton Road; Lynchet Close, Down & Walk.
1984-5: Hughes Road.

xx) Withdean (East) area (bounded by Harrington Road, Loder Road, Balfour Road, Ditchling Road, Surrenden Road, Peacock Lane and London Road):
1859-64: London Road (Preston Road to WithdeanPark).
1900-4: Surrenden Road (south of Surrenden Crescent).
1905-9: CornwallGardens (east side).
1925-9: CornwallGardens (west side); Friar Road (east); Surrenden Crescent (north side) & Road (Surrenden Crescent to Braybon Avenue).
1930-4: Peacock Lane; Surrenden Close, Crescent (south side) & Road (east of Braybon Avenue); Varndean Gardens; Withdean Crescent.
1935-9: Ditchling Road (north of Osborne Road); Friar Crescent, Road (west) & Walk.
1946-50: Hollingbury Copse.
1956-9: Varndean Road.
1960-5: Cliveden Close; Surrenden Holt & Park.
1966-9: Varndean Close; WhittinghameGardens.
1970-4: Draxmont Way; FairlieGardens; Mulberry Close; VarndeanPark estate.
1978-84: Kingsmere.

Any numerical cross-references in the text above refer to resources in the Sources and Bibliography section of the Encyclopaedia of Brighton by Tim Carder

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