1) Occupancy data

Here you can view the occupancy history of houses in the streets we have researched so far. This information is derived from street directories and census returns. If you are fortunate enough to live in one of these streets you can quickly and easily discover who lived in your house in the past.

2) Directory pages

Here you can view Brighton & Hove street and trade directories published between 1784 and 1975. The database consists of around 50,000 images most of which show two pages. You can sort the directories by publisher and by year, and search them by entering a street name.

3) Local street histories

A selection of detailed local street histories centred on the North Laine area of Brighton. If you reside in one of the streets we have already written about, we hope you will discover lots of new and exciting information about where you live.