Tuesday, 27 July 2010

Tunnel Cottages

The old gardener's and constable's cottages, one each side of the Lewes Crescent tunnel, have been nicely refurbished and looking cared-for at last. They have separate solid "front" doors facing each other across the tunnel and the occupants will presumably have use of the private gardens of the Crescent. They were sold by Kemp Town Estates to raise funds to replace the iron railings around Lewes Crescent and Sussex Square. They are said to be intended for holiday letting, although just a few days ago appear not to have been occupied. 

Unfortunately these improvements also serve to emphasize the sorry state of the Reading Room below.  A few years ago this was advertised as being "under offer",  possibly for conversion to a cafe.

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