Place:Brighton, Sussex, England

Alt namesBrightelmstonesource: Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 123
Brighthelmstonsource: Blue Guide: England (1980) p 90
Brighthelmstonesource: Family History Library Catalog
Bristelmestunesource: Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 123
Brithelmestonsource: Blue Guide: England (1980) p 90
Kemp-Townsource: Family History Library Catalog
TypeBorough (county), City
Coordinates50.833°N 0.167°W
Located inSussex, England
Also located inEast Sussex, England     (500 - )
See alsoBrighton and Hove, East Sussex, Englandunitary authority of which it is the major part
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog

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Brighton is a town on the south coast of England.

The ancient settlement of "Brighthelmstone" dates from before Domesday Book (1086). It developed in popularity as a health resort featuring sea bathing during the 18th century, and was used as a seaside getaway by the Prince Regent. After the railway reached the town in 1841, it became a popular destination for day-trippers from London.

Brighton had rapid population growth over the next century, reaching a peak of more than 160,000 by 1961. Since then, it has had to compete with other coastal destinations. Modern Brighton forms part of the Brighton/Worthing/Littlehampton conurbation stretching along the coast, with a population of around 480,000 inhabitants.

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