Brighton, Brighton and Hove

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Brighton is a settlement in Brighton and Hove, Brighton and Hove

Other current and historical names

Location and coordinates are for the approximate centre of Brighton within this administrative area. Geographic features and populated places may cross administrative borders.

Brighton in historic gazetteers

Gazetteer of the British Isles (Edinburgh: Bartholomew, 1887). John Bartholomew

Brighton, fashionable watering-place, parl. and mun. bor., and par., on the coast of E. Sussex, 50 miles S. of London by rail -- par., 1625 ac. land and 91 foreshore, pop. 99,091; parl. bor., 3715 ac., pop. 128,440; mun. bor., 2514 ac., pop. 107,546; 4 Banks, 12 newspapers. Market-day, Thursday. The town extends about 3 miles along the shore, which is faced by a massive sea-wall with a drive and promenade along its whole length. It has two fine promenade piers each over 1000 ft. in length. The Pavilion, a unique pile of domes and minarets, in the Oriental style of architecture, built (1784-1823) by George IV. for a royal residence -- its original cost was upwards of £1,000,000; it was purchased by the town in 1849 for £53,000 -- contains an assembly-room for 3000 persons, museum, picture gallery, and free library, and is surrounded by extensive pleasure-grounds. The Aquarium, opened in 1872, has two tanks capable of holding 100,000 gallons of water each. B. was for some centuries previous to 1780 only a populous fishing village; the herring and mackerel fisheries are still extensively carried on. The bor. returns 2 members to Parliament.

Gazetteer of the British Isles (Edinburgh: Bartholomew, 1887). John Bartholomew

Brighthelmstone, the ancient name of Brighton: which see.

Brighton in the Domesday Book

A village in Welesmere hundred, in the county of Sussex.

Three manors recorded in Domesday. is a Good Stuff website.