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Edward Wallis: A New Plan of Brighton and Kemp-Town

Map: SUSSEX623
 
Cartographer: Edward Wallis
Title: A New Plan of Brighton and Kemp-Town
Date: 1828
Published: Brighton
Width: 19 inches / 49 cm
Height: 11 inches / 28 cm
Map ref: SUSSEX623
Description:
Attractive Georgian plan of Brighton after it gained fame as a retreat for the Prince Regent, later George IV. Kemptown, now the quirky and fashionable heart of Brighton, is shown as a very new development on the eastern edge of town with only a few terraces and a brewhouse constructed. Amusingly, a farmer's field and a windmill still separate this brand new suburb from the main town. Roads marked with dotted lines are proposed/planned but have yet to be constructed. A rough outline of Queen's Park (here marked as Brighton Park) is shown on the map, though the lines are clearly sketches and do not resemble the modern layout of the park.

This plan was included in a work chronicling the advances and improvements in the town. It was issued in several editions, each updating earlier plans. The last edition we have been able to trace is 1836.

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