Building on Brighton's 'open' fields

Building on Brighton's 'open' fields

From about 1700, Brighton overflowed from its old streets on to the surrounding 'common' fields, with their network of narrow strips or paul pieces. Builders had to work out how to develop across this complex field system. Amalgamation of the paul pieces was costly, which helps to explain the tall narrow houses typical of much of the period to 1830. This talk, illustrated with case studies, will also explore why their development altered later in the period, when all that remained lay to the ...

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