The National School, Church St - North Laine History

North Laine History
Go to content
The National School, Church St

Carluccios is the site of one of Brighton's best Regency Gothic buildings, the Central National School which operated as a school from 1829 until 1967. It had two shops on the ground floor with the master’s residence. It became the Central Church of England school and eventually the Central Voluntary Primary school. It closed in 1967 and was shamefully demolished in 1971 before a protection order was received during a postal dispute. It was one of the earliest schools in the town and was designed in a Regency Gothic style with oriel windows and pinnacles by Stroud and Mew. The Department of the Environment said of the building: The building forms the terminal feature of the view down New Road and forms an important group with Christ Church and 23-24 New Road.

The Waggon and Horses was originally built by Frederick Mahomed, the son of Sake Mahomed, in 1848 as a gym for the teaching of fencing, boxing and callisthenics hence the first floor is larger than the ground floor. It became a public house in 1852.
Back to content