A new report about the Queens Park area of Brighton will help protect its historic features

A new report about the Queens Park area of Brighton will help protect its historic features.

Queen’s Park is one of the city’s 34 conservation areas and a new ‘character statement’ identifies buildings and spaces of special architectural or historic interest.

The Queen’s Park Conservation Area is centred around the Grade 2 listed Queen’s Park and covers just over 18 and a half hectares. It has a number of ‘landmark’ buildings, including the clock tower, the remains of the Royal Spa, St Luke’s Primary School and swimming pool and the ‘Pepperpot’ built in 1830 as an observatory and to house a steam engine which pumped water for a nearby villa.

Late Victorian and Edwardian villas with features from the ‘Arts & Crafts’ era are a prominent feature of the Queen’s Park area.

Councillors at the Tourism, Development and Culture Committee will decide whether to extend the conservation area to include the Edwardian terrace of 2-27 Freshfield Place and Queens Park Primary School.

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