Kemp Town & Marine Parade, Brighton


Aquatint engraving after J Georges and published by William Leppard, 17 East Street, Brighton. There is a suggested date of c1835 for this print but, with the building development of Marine Parade as shown, it might be closer to the early 1840s.

On the right is the rather foreshortened view of the opening of Lewes Crescent. The Marine Parade has the large grass verge on its seaward side and below the seawall is the next promenade. In John Murray’s 1877 Handbook for Travellers in Sussex he writes about this eastern end of the seawall being built in 1827 at a cost of £100,000. He describes it as 60 feet high, 23 feet thick at the base and 3 feet at the top.

The opening of the Crescent onto Marine Parade is not drawn with a good perspective. Beyond this are Percival Terrace and the turning to Eaton Place. The Chain Pier is in the distance.

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Kemp Town Estate

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