Brighton News Story — 22 April, 1805: Alterations to the Old Steine

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A temporary fence was on Wednesday put across East Street, Brighton, at the north and south boundaries of the Prince’s property; the traffic is of course thereby diverted, and the entrances to the town from Cuckfield and Lewes turnpikes now are, by the spacious new road out of Church Street, and around Marlborough House, by the Old Steine.  Owing to the above alteration several ludicrous mistakes are daily made by those unacquainted with the circumstance; but we are of the opinion, when the magnificent improvements of the Royal property now in hand, are completed, the beauty and consequence of the town will be materially added to; and that a few weeks custom will entirely reconcile the inhabitants and visitors to the change in entrance.

From The Sussex Weekly Advertiser, 22 April, 1805

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