Camden Terrace: narrow twitten c1840s

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.

West Hill is the name given to the eastern part of Church Hill rising westwards from Brighton Station, Queen’s Road and the central valley. It was developed in the 1840s and ’50s with ‘working-class’ and ‘middle-class’ terraced housing near the station, and in the 1870s with large villa residences in the grounds of the former workhouse {83}. Designated a conservation area in 1977, the streets of main interest are detailed below, but see also “Dyke Road” and “Queen’s Road“; also “Railways – Brighton Station“, which was added to the conservation area in 1988

d) CAMDEN TERRACE: A narrow twitten of the 1840s with attractive cottages and some much larger houses. {108}

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 have been researching my family history I have found that my Great Great Grandparents were living at number 8, Camden Terrace from the 1881/91 & the 1901 Census. I never realised it existed till this time, what a hidden gem!

    By Elizabeth Henty (01/06/2013)
  • I lived at number 16 Camden Terrace 1987 – 1996.

    By Shaun Gallagher (27/01/2022)
  • My Grandmother Elizabeth Cooper lived at number 9, with her husband Andrew. I was told that the property was the original Station Master’s House when Brighton Railway station was built.
    I have some photos of the inside of the house back in the 1960’s & 1970’s but no external photos from that date.
    I do have an external photo from the 1990’s but cannot see where I can post from here?? If anyone has any external photos of the property from the last century, I’d love to see them.

    By Dave Richards (15/07/2023)
  • Dave, without disrespecting the information you were given, it is unlikely that a small terraced cottage would be the home of the Brighton Station Master, which was a very high-end position. The original station offices, still there but largely hidden under the 1880s ‘porte-cochere’ entrance roof did for a period house the Station Master and I was told, though cannot verify it, that there were flower beds in front of the building when he lived ‘above the shop’.

    By Dr Geoffrey Mead (20/07/2023)

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