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Upper North St, Brighton

by Andrew McCarthy 25 July 2001

At long last I’ve decided to change from a regular visitor to Brighton and to become a resident. At the moment I’m in the process of buying 41 Upper North Street and am told by the current owners that it was originally a Regency House but has had a Victorian makeover. The street itself intrigues me and I wondered at its history.

The only thing I can work out from websites is that a census report shows a carpenter lived there in the early 1800’s. Is there a connection between the street’s (and No.41’s carpenter) past and the number of antique shops there? There are a number of residential properties with old shopfronts. Was Upper North Street a shopping street or were there more furniture/antique shops?

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