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Kemp Town

Kemp Town is an area in east Brighton, England. Kemp Town refers to the estate conceived and financed by Thomas Reed Kemp.

Designed by Charles Busby and Amon Wilde and constructed by Thomas Cubitt. construction started in 1823 on Arundel Terrace, Chichester Terrace, Lewes Crescent and Sussex Square. In 1837 Thomas Kemp fled the country to escape his creditors. The project continued under Cubitt with the support of the Fifth Earl of Bristol. It was completed in 1855 with Sussex Square larger than Grosvenor Square and the biggest housing crescent in Britain. The original estate is a good example of Regency architecture.