Clifton Road Congregational Church, Brighton, East Sussex

This church, at the junction of Dyke Road and Clifton Road, was built in 1870 and shamefully demolished in 1972. It had a large tower, 130 feet high; a significant landmark as it was on an elevated site.  It its later years it was known as Dials Congregational Church.

Clifton Road Congregational Chapel, Brighton, Sussex

The architect was Thomas Simpson (whose son, Sir T John Simpson, later built Roedean School in 1898-9), and the building was erected in 1870.  It was rendered had a north tower with a Rhenish Helm roof.

Malcolm Stacey has kindly provided the following photograph of this building taken on 20th March 1972 as demolition works were beginning.  What a pity a new use for such a striking building couldn't be found.

Clifton Road Congregational Chapel, Brighton, Sussex

I would welcome an internal view of this building if anyone has one?  It had a horseshoe shaped auditorium, with the organ taking centre stage, with the pulpit in front of it.

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