Development

Photo:1850 map of Brighton

1850 map of Brighton

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Withdean West to Coldean

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}

xxi) Withdean (West) area (bounded by Dyke Road Avenue, Woodside Avenue, Clermont Road, London Road, The Deneway, and including Redhill Drive, Glen Rise and Green Ridge):
1859-64: London Road (Preston Road to WithdeanPark).
1890-4: Dyke Road Avenue.
1925-9: Croft & Hillbrow Roads; Tongdean Lane; Valley Drive (east of Hillside Way).
1930-4: Cedars Gardens; Colebrook Road; Hillside Way; Valley Close; Withdean Road.
1935-9: Eldred (west side), Elms Lea, Gableson & Withdean Court Avenues; Redhill Drive; Valley Drive (Hillside Way to Redhill Drive).
1946-50: The Deneway; Glen Rise; Green Ridge; Redhill Close; Wayland Avenue.
1951-5: Eldred Avenue (east side); Tongdean Rise; Valley Drive (west of Redhill Drive).
1956-9: Curwen Place; Glen Rise Close; Shepherds Croft.
1960-5: Leahurst Court; Whitethorn Drive; Withdean Close.
1966-9: The Beeches; Hazeldene Meads; Withdean Rise.
1978-84: Blackthorn Close; LionGardens.

xxii) Westdene (bounded by Eldred Avenue, Windmill Drive, Millcroft and Hillcrest):
1935-9: Barn Rise; Copse Hill; Dene Vale; Eldred Avenue (west side).
1951-5: Downside; Eldred Avenue (east side); Fernwood Rise; Highbank; Hillcrest.
1956-9: Bramble Rise; Deneside; Fairview Rise; Millcroft; Mill Rise.
1960-5: Bankside; Westdene Drive; Windmill Drive.
1966-9: Wayside.

xxiii) Patcham (north of Carden Avenue, south of Ladies Mile Road, Vale Avenue plus Brangwyn Estate):
pre-1800: Church Hill; Old London Road (north).
1925-9: Patchdean.
1930-9: Brangwyn Estate; Carden Avenue (north side to Carden Crescent; rest of area not included under other dates.
1946-50: The Deneway; Highview Avenue South; The Woodlands.
1951-5: Grangeways; Highview Road & Way; Sunnydale Close.
1956-9: Ladies Mile Close.
1960-5: Audrey & Carol Closes.
1966-9: Brompton, Stoneleigh & Winfield Closes; OverhillGardens; South Woodlands.
1970-3: Ashley Close.

xxiv) South Patcham (bounded by Carden Avenue, Wilmington Way, Westfield Crescent, Northfield Way, Larkfield Way, Surrenden Road, Peacock Lane and London Road):
1930-9: All roads in area not mentioned under other dates.
1946-50: Old Court Close.
1960-5: Beechwood Close.

xxv) Ladies Mile Estate (bounded by Ladies Mile Road and Vale Avenue):
1930-9: All roads in area not mentioned under other dates.
1956-9: Ladies Mile Close.

xxvi) Hollingbury (including Petworth Road, Carden Avenue (part), Denton Drive, Lyminster Avenue and Woodbourne Avenue):
1946-50: All roads on council estate not mentioned under other dates.
1951-5: Elsted Crescent; Rotherfield Close.
1956-9: Chelwood Close; Rudgwick, Rustington & Sedgewick Roads.
1960-5: Ditchling Crescent; Youngsmere Close.

xxvii) Moulsecoomb (including The Avenue to Manton Road (western end) and Southall Avenue):
1920-4: The Avenue (to western end of Manton Road); The Crescent; The Highway; Colbourne & Southall Avenues; Hillside.
1925-9: Barcombe, Chailey, Newick & Ringmer Roads.
1930-4: East Moulsecoomb (Widdicombe Way to Bevendean Crescent).
1935-9: East Moulsecoomb (Hodshrove & Birdham Roads to Shortgate Road).
1946-50: Ashurst, Bolney, Halland & Stonecross Roads; Friston Close; Moulsecoomb Way (north of Shortgate Road).
1951-5: Bates estate; Staplefield Drive.
1956-9: Eggington Road.
1960-9: Lucraft Road; Selba Drive; Sullington Close; Wheatfield Way.
1970-3: Broadfields Road.
1975-8: Eggington Close.

xxviii) Bevendean (east of the western end of Manton Road):
1930-4: The Avenue (east of the western end of Manton Road); Lower & Upper Bevendean Avenues; Manton Road.
1948-53: All roads in area not mentioned under other dates.
1956-9: The Hyde.
1960-5: Durham & Leybourne Closes.
1970-4: Dartmouth Close & Crescent; Fitch Drive.

xxix) Coldean:
1935-9: Coldean Lane (east end); Park Road; Ridge View; Rushlake Road (east of Forest Road).
1946-8: Arlington Crescent; Coldean Lane (west); Forest Road; Middleton Rise; Park Close; Roundway.
1951-5: All roads in area not mentioned under other dates.
1960-5: Ashburnham Close; The Byway; Walton Bank; Woburn Place.
1966-9: The Meads; Rushlake, Standean & Woodview Closes.

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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