Websites used for Research.


Internet Addresses &

 description of Content.


www.kemptown.orgOpen in a new window                 

This site offers a fairly comprehensive overview of the Kemp Town Station Site. in a new window

This website is affiliated to the fantastic “Subterrania Britannica”. This site is incredibly useful as it shows a potted history for masses of disused, closed and abandoned railway lines throughout the U.K. in a new window        

This site gives local people a chance to see the history of their local area first-hand by inviting material in the style of      anecdotes and written accounts. It covers the whole of the Brighton & Hove area with very few exceptions and is updated seemingly by the minute. This site is a real gem.


www.skyscrapercity.comOpen in a new window

This website, whilst having little direct connection with Railway Research, is an intriguing and very useful forum regarding new develop-ments across the U.K. which may include high-rise buildings. It is possible for people to leave notes or comments on particular develop-ments, blogging on particular buildings and updating all aspects of the planning applications for these particular projects. in a new window

This is the official website of the organisation “Dump the Dump”, an opposition group which was formed in order to overturn Brighton & Hove Councils plans for the Waste Transfer Site at Hollingdean, on the site of the old Abattoir buildings as covered in the Hollingdean section of this book. It shows many detailed plans of the site as well as outlining        the environmental implications the development will undoubtedly have on the local area. in a new window

This is the website address for The Brighton Circle, the premier organisation for all things regarding the history of the London to Brighton & South Coast Railway. Their field of expertise covers all aspects of the LBSCR’s operations from signalling down to the design of platform furniture. They are particularly useful for railway modellers and those who require prototypical information for scratch building.

www.sussexhistory.comOpen in a new window


This site is similar in style to “My Brighton and Hove” but covers the wider Sussex area. in a new window


This is the website for the Adenstar Group, who are the construction company responsible for putting together “OneBrighton” and the eco-friendly houses at the front of the Brighton Railway Works Site, as detailed in the Brighton Railway Works part of this book.


www.isetta-owners-club-gb.comOpen in a new window


You may be wondering what the Isetta Owners’ Club has to do with Railway Research, but they used to occupy Brighton Railway Works for a short period before its’ eventual closure. One of the members made a mission of trying to find the location of the original factory site and it makes for compelling viewing. in a new window


This is the official website for the New England Quarter development, which is the name given to the overall site of the Brighton Railway Works upon commencement of its redevelopment. It has useful details of New England Quarter, Citypoint, OneBrighton and the Eco Houses being built at the front of the site facing the London Road area.





www.nigelsecostore.comOpen in a new window


This website, Nigel’s Eco Store, is a centralised forum for the sale of buildings which have been designed to have a “green” advantage over conventionally constructed buildings. There is a section devoted to the eco-buildings at the front of the site overlooking London Road, as they have either been put forward for (or may even have won by now) some prestigious awards for their ecologically sound and forward thinking construction. in a new window


It might surprise people to know that politicians take a large interest in local redevelopment projects beyond the initial stages of planning applications! There is a section of this site dedicated to OneBrighton and its connection to the “Green Corridor”, a combined walkway and cycle path which runs through the centre of the site using the track bed of the old Lower Goods Line.


www.nostuff.orgOpen in a new window & www.urbed.coopOpen in a new window



Before the Brighton Railway Works site was redeveloped, there was a lot of opposition to it, principally because a major proponent of the plans involved a large superstore for Sainsbury’s, which it was thought originally may destroy the infrastructure of nearby London Road. These site charts the activities of some of the opposition groups and show some great pictures of the site both prior to and during redevelopment. in a new window


Veolia Environmental Services are responsible for waste disposal on behalf of Brighton & Hove City Council. This site has a useful section dedicated to the Hollingdean Waste Transfer Depot.


www.visitbrighton.comOpen in a new window


As the name suggests, this site plugs the majority of Brighton’s mainstream attractions. It has a section dedicated to hotels and in particular the Jury’s Inn, which is a new hotel on the Brighton Works Site.



www.regencysociety-jamesgray.comOpen in a new window


This is a truly awe inspiring website. There are a large number of collections covering all areas of Brighton & Hove with thousands of pictures available covering a century in old photographs. The catalogue is being constantly updated as sponsors come forward to fund the digitisation of the photos into a web-friendly format. in a new window


This site has some great old maps of towns in the U.K. Of particular interest are the ones of railway towns such as Lewes and Tunbridge Wells. & www.wikivisual.comOpen in a new window


These two sites are web based encyclopaedia and have some good sections covering Brighton and Hove. in a new window


This is a truly indispensable website for the mysterious and fantastic Dumpman, who will stop at nothing (not even barbed wire, spiky fences and “keep out signs”) to bring us detailed commentaries of routes of long defunct railways, sewers, nuclear bunkers, underground rivers and quite a lot of other unusual but highly intriguing items. Contact Chris via the website for DVD’s of all of these things and plenty more at very reasonable prices. A fantastic resource for any local history fan. in a new window


This link will take you to a fantastic web page about Lancing Carriage Works, a vital but little known piece of railway history, just a short way along the coast in Lancing.