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Park Place

Park Place

Park Place

1930s

Unhealthy Areas: Mount Pleasant & Park Place Area: unfit for human habitation from 70 Edward Street to Upper Park Place.

Nos 2-21 each open into a garden forecourt. 18 feet deep which leads into a concrete paved inclined passage way 5 ft 2 in wide. On the west side of the passage are the back additions and yards of the houses in Mount Pleasant. Nos 22-29 are houses with basement rooms entirely underground (2 of these basement rooms at Nos 26 & 27 were in use for sleeping in Nov 1933) with 1 room each on the ground and first floors. The top rooms of Nos 24-29 are approached by very awkward, narrow, dangerous staircases. 2 of these houses are being used as shops - the room on the ground floor has been partitioned off - the front portion is used for a shop and the back as a living room. In these cases the living room is so small (7 ft 3 in x 7 ft 9 in) that one has to move furniture before being able to approach the staircase. The rooms in the houses (Nos 22-29) have damp, cold walls. The back walls are mostly of brick-bats and when built were continued up from an old garden wall.

County Borough of Brighton Council Agendas: 30.11.33