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Brief description of site

The Royal Pavilion, one of Brighton's most iconic historic buildings, has an early-19th-century picturesque garden. The gardens occupy about 3.3 hectares, and were re-created during the 1980s and 1990s.

Brief history of site

John Nash built the Royal Pavilion in its present form between 1815 and 1822, and laid out the gardens simultaneously. The site continued as a royal residence until the time of Queen Victoria, who had the contents of the Pavilion removed to London or sold. The whole estate was purchased by the town in 1850 to be used as public assembly rooms and gardens. Virtually nothing of Nash's layout survived to the present day. The re-creation of Nash's 1826 layout for the grounds began in 1982.

Location information:

Address: The Royal Pavilion, 4/5 Pavilion Buildings, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 1SD

Locality: Brighton

Local Authorities:

Brighton and Hove

Historical County: Sussex

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 198 Grid Ref: TQ313042
Latitude: 50.8225 Longitude: -0.137281

Visitor facilities

Opening contact details:

The site is open daily, with shorter hours in the winter months. Please see:

Key information:

Form of site: garden

Purpose of site: ornamental garden

Context or principal building: palace

Site Style : Picturesque

Site first created: 1815 to 1823

Main period of development: Early 19th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 3.3

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