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Photographed c1933

This is a photographic print of Claremont Place, Brighton. It is a view of the east side of the street, looking north. The wall on the left of the photograph is constructed from a mixture of flint cobble and more recent brickwork, suggesting that some of these houses have been partially renovated.

This photograph was commissioned by the Environmental Health department of Brighton Borough Council. It formed part of a visual record of areas considered for slum clearance. Claremont Place ran between Richmond Street and Sussex Street, just south of Albion Hill. It was acquired by the Council under the Claremont Place Compulsory Purchase Order in 1956. The street was demolished in about 1959. The site was used for new housing, including the Glynleigh and Cranbrook blocks of flats.

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

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  • On October 4th 1862 my great great grandmother was born at 19 Claremont Place. Her parents were Harriett Burtenshaw and George Richard Jefferies. They had two more children William Henry Jefferies born circa 1865 and George Richard Jefferies born circa 1867. I do not have the 1871 census for this family but by 1881 they had moved to 8 Ivory Place. I was wondering if there were any descendents of Ellen’s brothers who are interested in family history.

    By Adam Dennis (29/03/2008)
  • On 26th October 1879 my Gt grandmother Annie Harvey(neé Gandey) was born at 5, Claremont Place. She lived all her life in the area and died a few streets away, (Lincoln Street) of “consumption” in 1920, aged just 42 years.

    By Jane Hanick (25/08/2008)
  • To my surprise my great grandmother Maria Archard hung herself at number 22 Claremont place in June 1861. See Sussex Herald 20/6/1861.

    By Vivien Kite (15/07/2010)
  • On 25th May 1867 my GG Grandfather James Lelliott married Harriet Langridge, with both giving their addresses as being at 13 Claremont Place, Brighton.

    By Paul Warner (27/12/2012)
  • Vivienne Kite: my Great Great grandfather was born in 20, Claremont Place in 1851 and must have known about your Great grandmother Maria Archard 

    By Celia Reade (07/02/2017)
  • Hello, Adam Dennis (post from 2008). My great grandmother was called Harriet Burtenshaw and lived in Claremont Place. I understood she married someone with the surname Longland. Is this the same lady? It seems too much of a coincidence to have the same name, in the same street. My grandmother, also Harriet, daughter of the above later lived at 16 Claremont Place and raised four daughters with her husband William Newman. My mother, also Harriet, was born in 1916. Brother to my grandmother Harriet Newman, and hence son of Harriet Burtenshaw and her husband (someone Longland) was Charles Henry Longhand. He was killed in action in June 1915. His name is recorded on the war memorial at the Old Steine.

    By Mary (30/07/2017)
  • Hello Mary. The 1911 Census for 27 Claremont Place, Brighton shows Harriett Longland, 24, living with her parents, Charles Henry and Esther. Also there were siblings Esther, Charles, George and Annie.

    By Alan Hobden (31/07/2017)
  • Hello, thank you for this. Definitely my grandmother and her siblings, Charles Henry being the one killed in action. Good to know about them.

    By Mary (01/08/2017)
  • To Celia Reade: No doubt they must have known each other, such a small house and so many people lived in it. In No 22 – Maria, husband John, brothers Charles and Thomas, daughter Emma, a lodger and her son!

    By Vivien Kite (17/09/2017)
  • My third Great Grandfather, Jonathan Wood (1814 – 1852) lived at 15 Claremont Place in 1845, with his family which included my second Great Grandfather, George Wood (1840 – 1911). Jonathan was the subject of a removal order as he had to request help from the parish and was eventually moved back to Lewes, where he was born.

    By Sue Robertson Danells (30/10/2018)

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