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.
List of printed & online resources to explore Round Hill's history
Why not research your own street.
Round Hill residents in 1871 & 1891
Ashdown Road | Belton Road | Crescent Road | D'Aubigny Road | Ditchling Road | Lennox Passage (The Cats Creep) | Mayo Road | Princes Crescent | Princes Road | Richmond Road | Round Hill Crescent | Round Hill Road | Round Hill Street | Wakefield Road
The history of Round Hill as told by us
Below are articles written by past and present Round Hill residents on the history of our neighbourhood. These articles and more can be found in past issues of 'The Round Hill Reporter' which can be downloaded (in PDF format) from here.
Round Hill 100 years ago...
from The Round Hill Reporter February 2000
Discovering Round Hill's history by Andrew Partington
from The Round Hill Reporter December 2000
Getting a local history group off the ground by Andrew Partington from The Round Hill Reporter March 2001
The Round Hill windmill by Andrew Partington from The Round Hill Reporter June 2001
The Road to Round Hill - our neighbourhood's earliest days as a built up area - by Andrew Partington from The Round Hill Reporter June 2001
Rural Round Hill - not so long ago - by Andrew Partington from The Round Hill Reporter June 2001
Book deal for Round Hill history group - exciting news - from The Round Hill Reporter October 2001
Telling The Round Hill Story - not so long ago - by Andrew Partington from The Round Hill Reporter March 2002
Research findings on Round Hill's past - including land to the west of The Cat Creep - by Andrew Partington from The Round Hill Reporter August 2002
The Round Hill Cat Creep by Pam Blackman (formerly of Princes Road
from The Round Hill Reporter March 2003
Smallpox cases in Brighton - two die from Crescent Road laundry - by Jenn Price from The Round Hill Reporter June 2003
Doing The Round Hill walk - history trail described by Chris Tullet - from The Round Hill Reporter June 2003
More on the Round Hill history walk - led by Rosemary Fittock & Chris Tullet - from The Round Hill Reporter September 2003
Round Hill history group in 2003 - a progress report by Chris Tullet - from The Round Hill Reporter December 2003
A tale of two lamp-posts - why new lamps for old won' t do - by Robin Morely from The Round Hill Reporter March 2004
The Round Hill history walk becomes a festival event - report by Chris Tullet - from The Round Hill Reporter June 2004
Round Hill history quiz by Rosemary Fittock from The Round Hill Reporter June 2004 [Questions] [Answer]
A hill with memories - Peter Meakins reviews the new publication From Rose Hill to Round Hill - from The Round Hill Reporter March 2005
Rose Hill Park - the history of the Sylvan Hall Estate by Chris Tullett uploaded to this site in December 2005
The history of The Open Market by Ted Power from The Round Hill Reporter March 2006
Open Market plans (Pat Mears of The Open Market Traders' Association) ed. Vivien Eliades The Round Hill Reporter December 2006 See more on Open Market regeneration
A bronze-age burial ground on Round Hill - by Rob Stephenson from The Round Hill Reporter March 2007
Bungaroosh (Bungarouche, Bunglarouge?) - why you shouldn't stand in a bay window in Brighton - by Rob Fraser, reproduced in The Round Hill Reporter June 2007
Counting Round Hill - results from the 2001 census - by Rob Stephenson from The Round Hill Reporter September 2007
The real Bat & Ball by John Rackham, reproduced with the author's permission in The Round Hill Reporter December 2007
Brighton's Open Market: has the vision guiding the new plans been watered down? by Ted Power for The Round Hill Reporter June 2008
The James Gray Collection - a unique catalogue of life in Brighton - by David Guest for The Round Hill Reporter September 2008
In The dark - the removal of some of Round Hill's cast iron street lamps - by David Guest for The Round Hill Reporter December 2008
Residents who are willing to become lamp post wardens (i.e. look out for institutional vandalism and to report attempts to replace historic cast iron columns with cheap aluminium poles) may also wish to refer to
Street Lamps (what's been happening with them),
where can each type be found in Round Hill?
Interactive Lamp Post Quiz (with answers)
Round Hill Society's 10th Anniversary Street Party 11th Sept 2010
Second Round Hill history quiz by Rob Stephenson from The Round Hill Reporter December 2010 [Questions] [Answers]
Monkey business in Round Hill Road from The Round Hill Reporter December 2011
Spot The Location by Rob Stephenson from The Round Hill Reporter December 2012 [Question][Answer]
Features worthy of protection from The Round Hill Reporter March 2013
related to the above, though somewhat outside Round Hill is
London Road Station - a heritage asset
History from a house (in Roundhill Crescent) by Ann Stutfield from The Round Hill Reporter March 2014.
Richmond, d'Aubigny and Lennox Roads from The Round Hill Reporter March 2014.
D'Aubigny Road - where does that come from? by Suzanne Hinton from The Round Hill Reporter September 2020.
Ceremony to unveil the blue plaque at 101 Roundhill Crescent Thursday 10th March 2022.
A rousing play about the women of laundry hill (Round Hill), Brighton.
Steam trains pass the north of Round Hill
Click on the three links (below) for Mov clips
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The Oliver Cromwell Sat 7th June from Ditchling Road
Black V Sun 8th June from London Road Station footbridge
The Oliver Cromwell steam locomotive, running somewhat late, passed Round Hill in both directions (2pm and 2.15pm) on Sat 7th June leading at the front on its return journey eastwards. Another steam locotive, Black V, did the same, but running to time, on Sun 8th June 2014.
These special excursions were to mark the 150th anniversary of the Brighton to Seaford line.
London Road Station - a heritage asset. Read why!This page was last updated by Ted on 06-Sep-2023