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Richmond Road in 1891

PRINCES CRESCENT meets these roads HERE ->

Continues into WAKEFIELD ROAD

formerly LENNOX ROAD (1860s), to become LENNOX PASSAGE (when steps laid in 1900) and known now as THE CATS CREEP leading to ROUND HILL CRESCENT.

Click on the picture to relate history to conservation today:
Cat Creep

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Properties in Richmond Road 128 years ago

Click on an occupied house number to find the occupants within.

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72   MAYO ROAD    
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106    LEWES ROAD STATION WHARF    
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108    Corral and Co. coal merchants    
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110    Lodder & Son, coal merchants    
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118    Ricket, Smith & Co Ltd coal merchants    
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124    Northern Coal Company    
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130 empty   LEWES ROAD RAILWAY STATION    

1897 Map showing the coal sidings on the Kemptown branchline

Click on the picture (below) to enlarge.

1897map

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notice that the Kemptown branchline leaves the Brighon to Lewes line at the points just after the Ditchling Road tunnel.

Watch the local freight train cross the points onto the Kemptown branchline on Video.

The signalbox - see picture - was at the far NE corner of the Carelet site.

First stop on the Kemptown branchline was LEWES ROAD STATION at the back of where Richmond House stands now. Notice the coal sidings located between the junction and the station, which provided access to the coal wharfs identified in the above list.

This page was last updated by Ted on 21-Mar-2019
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