Beautiful Regency architecture
Along with Brighton Station and the Royal Pavilion, another quality, which makes Brighton what it is today, is the beautiful Regency architecture. Most of the squares and terraces are well known, however one not so renowned is Belgrave Place in Kemp Town.
Its probably less well know than its close grand neighbours Lewes Crescent and Sussex Square, this is probably due to its size. However, because it’s so small, and leads nowhere, it’s a hidden gem. Built during the early Victorian period, its construction date of 1846 is proudly and boldly depicted on the centre building.
A very desirable residence
Even if I look at it now, it’s easy to visualize it in grander times! More than one hundred and fifty years ago, there would have been no cars. As it would have been one of the most desirable residences of the town, one can imagine horse drawn cabs and gas lamps. Of course there would have been grand dinner parties and numerous servants. Probably it changed little between 1846 and 1946, but it’s still possible now to close your eyes and think back to those times.