Robert Street to Tidy Street

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.

p) ROBERT STREET : Now dominated by the premises of the Evening Argus, but there remains an impressive terrace on the opposite side. Breaking the line of the terrace at nos.16-17 is the former Jireh Chapel, opened in 1846 as a Calvinistic chapel. The second floor was added at a later date, but it closed in about 1902 and became a furniture warehouse; it is due to be converted to flats. {62,123}

q) SYDNEY STREET : A busy shopping street, developed around 1850. No.36 has Ionic pilasters.

r) TIDY STREET : Dating from around 1840, the terraced nos.1-27 and 31-52 are included on the council’s local list; nos.7-27, 30-33 and 38-46 have Ionic pilasters and fanlight doorways. {83}

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.

Comments about this page

  • My late husband’s relatives lived at no 38 Tidy Street 1861. Does anyone living at no 38 have any information as to past residents please?

    By jennifer smith now tonks (11/09/2008)
  • Thomas Cox with his wife Mary, children Mary Ellen ‘Nellie’ and Arthur Richard, lodgers Arthur Twaitts, Mary Hand and George P Grover (1871) lived at number 39 in the 1871 and 1881 census. Thomas was a coachman, specifically in 1884 an Undertakers Coachman. He had been born in Buxted, Mary in Charlwood, Surrey.

    By Peter Cox (10/02/2010)
  • I live here!

    By Kevin Fitzpatrick (26/04/2013)

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