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The gardens in Marine Square are actually a Brighton Enclosure, controlled by a management committee of Marine Square residents elected by the residents. A special rate is raised to pay for upkeep and this is collected by the Council. The Enclosure is governed by Act of Parliament. There are two other Brighton Enclosures, at Royal Crescent and Hanover Crescent. Among other famous previous residents of Marine Square is August Eiffel, of tower fame, who was said to have looked out at the Chain Pier before coming up with his big idea. For more information about Marine Square, see - the web site should be up and running towards the end of 2007.

By Rupert Radcliffe-Genge (10/07/2007)

I'm interested in information anyone might have about a former resident of Eastern Terrace, Lady Dorothy Mills, the noted female author and explorer of the early 20th century. After a terrible car accident and an acrimonious divorce, she retired to Eastern Terrace where she passed away in 1959 at the age of 70. Please contact me at if you have anything to share. I'll be most grateful!

By Sam Williams (16/01/2011)

According to to the above "blurb" I quote (OK copy and paste) the following no.11 was the home of Cardinal John Newman (1801-90), a leading member of the Oxford Movement. I lived at No 11b Marine Square, the small basement flat from my birth in November 1951 until 1963. I'll have to look him up. Incidentally are there many Cardinal Newman's?

By Kim Orzynski (12/06/2013)

There may be many...but only one that is important in Brighton & Hove terms, hence the Hove Catholic school named after him. Brighton had historically been a quite 'Low Church' town but the arrival in the mid 19th century of the Wagners, father and son, hoisted the religious profile sky high, and the style of religion led Sir John Betjeman to later ascribe the initials of the London, Brighton and South Coast Railway (LBSCR) to the London Brighton and South Coast RELIGION. Newman was a C of E clergyman who moved to 'Popery'. Just Google him for LOTS of info!

By Geoffrey Mead (13/06/2013)

My partner and I have just brought a flat in 1 Eastern Terrace and we were wondering if anyone has any old photos of Eastern Terrace and in particular Court Royal Mansions which was previously the Court Royal Hotel or know anywhere we may find some? Many thanks in advance.

By Jenny Hole (12/07/2015)