Cox’s Pill Factory

stood on part of the Sainsburys site and was demolished in the early 80’s when the horrible Vogue Gyratory was built. The clock in the centre of the facade is now part of the Sainsburys frontage and can be seen on the tower at the left hand end of the building in the present day.






 

ABOVE: This photo shows Cox's Pill Factory in 1971. This is a particularly interesting photo as it shows (and confirms) the original layout of the junction of Lewes and Upper Lewes Road, prior to the construction of the Vogue Gyratory. In my opinion the way the road here is laid out in is its ideal scenario. I am not a fan of the Vogue Gyratory; it is needlessly over-complicated and in rush hour traffic, can be quite dangerous.

Note that the chimneys have been removed at some stage of the proceedings, although thus far I have not been able to determine when. Note also that between this and the next photo, there are changes to the masonry above the top windows denoting the building's purpose. In the 1971 view, the masonry is plain.



 

ABOVE: This photo shows Coxes Pill Factory in 1894. Note the fabulous wall at the frontage of the site's perimeter. The pavement is very narrow in this picture which is probably why the wall was removed. Like the chimneys, I cannot date the wall's removal.

 

ABOVE: Cox’s Pill factory stood on part of the Sainsburys site and was demolished in the early 80’s. The clock in the centre of the facade is now part of the Sainsburys frontage. Photo by Mr. C.Horlock

  

ABOVE: Fish eye view of Cox’s Pill Factory and the Lewes Road Viaduct looking toward D’Aubigny and Princes Roads