Developed by the mid 17th century

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d) BOYCE’S STREET: This narrow thoroughfare between Middle Street and West Street was probably developed by the mid seventeenth century, and still retains some interesting late-eighteenth- or early-nineteenth-century houses. No.2, which is on the council’s local list of buildings of special interest, has two bows, glazing bars and unusual Ionic pilasters; it was the home of the Sussex and Brighton Infirmary for Diseases of the Eye from 1832 until 1846. No.10 is a very narrow house with a ground floor bow, mathematical tiles, and a steep tiled roof; no.13 also has a steep roof with a brick and cobble first floor; nos.15-16 have good fanlight doorways. Some old flint cottages on the northern side were demolished in 1875 to make room for extensions to the Middle Street Schools. {10,129,306}

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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  • I’m sure this was a stamp shop run by a guy by the name of Ernie. We used to trade stamps and the like. Ernie has probably retired by now. Anyone know anything about him?

    By Roger Davis (19/10/2011)

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