St Stephen's School: Borough Street

St Stephens Church of England School photographed c1860

Built in 1855

St Stephen’s House Grade II as it is now, was built in 1855 for Father George Wagner who was the nephew of the Reverend Henry Wagner, Vicar of Brighton(1824-70) as St Stephen’s School; it was enlarged in 1895. In more recent times it was used as a warehouse from 1933-1990; it is now a base for the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service.

A commemoration

A plaque on the building reads: These schools of the district of St Stephen’s were erected 1855 chiefly through the energy and self denial of the Revd George Wagner, the first incumbent who died very suddenly before their completion. He rests from his labours and his words do follow him.
Enlarged by subscription 1895
JJ Hannah Vicar of Brighton  Cecil Deedes Curate in charge of St Stephens

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St Stephen’s House

St Stephen’s House


The north door

The south door is now a window

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  • I like Borough Street, it’s one of the prettiest streets in the city during the summer with potted flowers outside most of the houses. I always make a point of walking down it on my way to town. On a Saturday morning the people are often outside watering and are always most pleasant.

    By Peter Groves (21/10/2011)

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