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Also at the bottom of Hove Street was the bull-ring.

At a bull-bait in 1810 the bull escaped, scattering spectators before being recaptured and dragged back to the ring. The fertile coastal plain west of the Brighton boundary had significant deposits of brickearth and by c.1770 a brickfield had been established on the site of what would become Brunswick Square.

During mid 19th-century building work near Palmeira Square, workmen levelled a substantial burial mound.The Manor is currently serving as a pub-restaurant and whilst it was once on open downland, it is now surrounded by the 20th-century Hangleton housing estate.In 1723 a traveller, the antiquary John Warburton, wrote, 'I passed through a ruinous village called Hove which the sea is daily eating up and is in a fair way of being quite deserted; but the church being quite large and a good distance from the shore may perhaps escape'.Due to spiralling demand a large new works was opened in Shoreham Harbour at Portslade-by-Sea in 1871, and by 1885 all gas manufacture in Brighton and Hove had been transferred there.The Hove site, in a by now primarily residential area, was then used for storage only.Although production of coal gas was notorious for the smell it produced, the company acquired land in the fields between Hove Street and St.Andrew's Church, and in 1832 built a gasworks on a two-acre site.is a town in East Sussex, England, immediately west of its larger neighbour Brighton, with which it forms the unitary authority Brighton and Hove.It forms a single conurbation with Brighton and some smaller towns and villages running along the coast.This isolated location was ideal for smuggling and there was considerable illicit activity.Hove smugglers became notorious, with contraband often being stored in the now partially repaired St. Tradition has it that The Ship Inn was a favourite rendezvous for the smugglers, and in 1794 soldiers were billeted there.