Location town hall Brighton
Map location exact or closely approximate
Year opened unknown
Year closed unknown
Century of Operation 1800-1899
Building Type Town Hall
'I visited the police lock-ups in this town which are in the basement under the Town Hall. The cells are deficient in light and ventilation, and the whole establishment very inferior to what might be reasonably required for so large a population.'
Inspectors of Prisons of Great Britain I. Home District, Fifteenth Report (Parl. Papers, 1851, XXVII.1), p.12
Description: Brighton Town Hall exterior. Built 1830-32. 19th and 20th century alterations, including rebuilding of clock tower in c.1982.
Photo by: Photo © Paul Gillett (cc-by-sa/2.0)
Archive name: East Sussex Record Office
Catalogue ref: AMS 6432/1/6
Description: Brighton Improvement Commissioners. Letter from Thomas West, Brighton Union Bank, High Constable, regarding the poor state of the ‘Black Hole’ [the town prison, Brighton]