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Vine Place

Cottages date from c1810

Several attractive one- and two-storey cottages lie along this narrow twitten behind Clifton Terrace. The old cottages at the Dyke Road end probably date from about 1810 when the lane was known as Mill Place after William Vine’s post-mill.

Vine Place

Vine Place:Clifton Terrace

Vine Place

Vine Place

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Vine’s Mill

Vine’s Mill, which was built in 1806, stood slightly to the north-west, on the land between Powis Grove and Clifton Hill. It is possible that Clifton Hill was originally the approach road to this mill. William Vine had the mill from 1818 until 1836. Edward Cutress was the last miller when it was pulled down in 1848.

A photographic copy of a drawing of Vine’s Mill

Comments about this page

  • Lovely sketch of Vine’s Mill, of which I’ve never heard before. Can anyone point me at a definitive list of ALL the windmills that stood in the Brighton/Hove area?

    By Len Liechti (06/11/2011)
  • The book you need to trace Len is “The Windmills and Millers of Brighton” by HT Dawes. Published 1988 by Sussex Industrial Archaeology Society. Long out of print but should be in local libraries.

    By Geoffrey Mead (08/11/2011)
  • When I was about 13 years old, myself and my friends from school used to escort an elderly lady back to her home after attending St Nicholas Church in this row of houses as she was nervous on her own. She always rewarded us with fresh newly laid eggs from the chickens which she kept in the garden. She was a delightful elderly lady.

    By Jillian (02/03/2012)

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