North Laine

Gardner Street to Kemp Street

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

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Photo:This is a photographic print of Gloucester Cottages, Brighton. It is a view looking north along the street. Graffiti can be seen on the wall of the house on the right hand side of the photograph. An old man can also be seen peering out of the doorway of this house.  This photograph was commissioned by the Environmental Health department of Brighton Borough Council. it formed part of a record of areas considered for slum clearance. Gloucester Cottages was demolished in the 1960s.

This is a photographic print of Gloucester Cottages, Brighton. It is a view looking north along the street. Graffiti can be seen on the wall of the house on the right hand side of the photograph. An old man can also be seen peering out of the doorway of this house. This photograph was commissioned by the Environmental Health department of Brighton Borough Council. it formed part of a record of areas considered for slum clearance. Gloucester Cottages was demolished in the 1960s.

Reproduced courtesy of Royal Pavilion, Libraries & Museums, Brighton & Hove

This page was added on 16/07/2007.
Comments about this page

My mum and her family lived in these cottages in 1938 she was 11 years old.

By Jean kirby (10/08/2018)

Slums?  Would be worth a fortune today.

By Allan Clarkson (10/08/2018)

Without personal reminiscence of the actual buildings and the living conditions it is difficult to make a judgement on the cottages seen as to whether they were habitable. Slum clearance was for a very good reason, in that many were poorly built and insanitary. The Keep at Falmer has the annual reports of the Brighton Medical Officer for Health who was responsible for the borough housing and much makes very grim reading.

By Geoffrey Mead (11/08/2018)