The home site of the Round Hill Society, a community group of the residents of Round Hill in Brighton, England. The site contains information about the area, latest news and reflections on life in Round Hill.
1853 plan of The Round Hill Park Estate prior to purchase of lots
The original plan of Round Hill
The plan of The Round Hill Park Estate was issued in 1853 to first residents invited to purchase lots in our neighbourhood. Note the extent to which the original plan of Round Hill was recognised and remains intact.
In No. 1442. vol X XVI. of BANKERS' CIRCULAR....., the name of The 7th and final Viscount Ranelagh appears as chair of a meeting at Freemasons' Hall on 28th June 1854 together with publicity for a meeting of THE CONSERVATIVE LAND SOCIETY on 6th July 1854 at 33 Norfolk Street, Strand, London.
The purpose of the Conservative Land Society meeting is the allotment of the Round Hill Park Estate (second portion).
There are SEVENTY FOUR plots to be allotted, of which one is a £400 lot, one £100 ditto, one £75, fifty eight £50 lots, and thirteen £37 10s ditto. The present picturesque portion is situated on the Ditchling-road, and is admirably adapted for villa residence, commanding splendid views of tho sea, the town, the race-course, the downs, and surrounding country. The Round Hill Park Estate is within the precincts of the town of Brighton, just beyond the level, on the way to Lewes, and has a considerable frontage on the high road.
Plans of the Estate price 6d or 10d, if sent by post, mid prospectuses may be had of Charles Lewis Gruneisen (Secretary).
Rose Hill Park (article by Chris Tullett), relating mainly to what is now Sylvan Hall, was bordered by Ditchling Road, Upper Lewes Road, Wakefield Road and most of the south side of Princes Crescent, covering a triangular area.
The area north of what is now Bromley Road and round into Princes Crescent was developed as Round Hill Park
The Area (12.05 Hectares / 29.78 Acres)
Round Hill Conservation Area Map. This shows the conservation area roughly triangular and bounded to the west by Ditchling Road, to the SE by Upper Lewes Road and to the north by the Brighton to Lewes railway line.
Conservation Area (designated in 1977)
This sets out clearly what is special about the conservation area
Article 4 Direction - A4/22 - Round Hill Conservation Area
An Article 4 Direction has the effect of removing "Permitted Development" rights over certain specified classes of minor alterations and extensions, such as porches, replacement of windows and doors and painting of the exterior of a building. Usually these Directions only relate to those facades of the building facing onto a street or public footpath or open space, but sometimes they cover alterations and extensions at the rear or developments such as sheds in back gardens.
What requires planning permission? Note: the above link updates this.
The Round Hill Society
The Constitution of the Round Hill Society
and Information about the society
Committee Page containing the Minutes of recent meetings
Round Hill Reporter - past issues of our newsletter
development of Round Hill website
Reports from recent AGMs
Journals on Round Hill
10 years of The Round Hill Reporter
You can now purchase the omnibus edition of the Round Hill Reporter - a bound volume of the first 40 issues, published to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the Round Hill Society for £6.45 plus postage.
Purchase omnibus edition from lulu.com
Books on Round Hill and surroundings
Rose Hill To Roundhill
a Brighton community
Brighton's First Suburb
Conservation Areas & Groups across the city