Regency Square conservation area

Regency Mews bow fronted listed buildings c1835
Photo by Tony Mould

Please note that this text is an extract from a reference work written in 1990.  As a result, some of the content may not reflect recent research, changes and events.

This outstanding conservation area, which stretches westwards from the Grand Hotel to the borough boundary, was developed principally in the 1810s and ’20s, and contains some of the finest examples of Brighton’s famous Regency architecture. However, the district of around 2,500 people now has many housing problems with its many multiply-occupied houses and bed-sits. The streets of particular interest in the area are detailed below, but see also “Bedford Hotel“, “Grand Hotel“, “King’s Road“, “Lower Esplanade“, “Metropole“, “Norfolk Hotel“, “West Pier“, and “Western Road“.

m) REGENCY MEWS: Lying behind the grand facade of Regency Square, this mews is now approached only from Preston Street, although access was also via the listed archway between nos.42 and 43 Regency Square. The attractive nos.10-11 are small, bow-fronted listed houses of about 1835.

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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  • During the 1940s I lived at 49 Regency Square and what is now Regency Mews was Moores Garage, entrance in Russell Square.

    By Viv Webb (27/12/2007)

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