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. This was the last bull-bait to take place in Hove.

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. Later, other brickfields were established further west, remaining until displaced by housing development.

In 1723 a traveller, 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.’[2] Despite this, The Ship Inn had been built at the seaward end of the street, around 1702.

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Or for some wholesome shopping Hove is home to regular French markets where you can splash out on an array of tempting deli cheeses and breads. In hove you will also discover farmer’s markets selling a variety of delicious locally grown produce.

St Andrew's Church was reconstructed and enlarged to its present form in 1836, to the design of the architect George Basevi (1794–1845), and features prominently in the background of paintings of the period. About this time, a very substantial and tall wall had been built between the churchyard and the adjoining gasworks.

Hove is bordered by Brighton to the east and Portslade-by-Sea in the west, the distance between the boundaries being some 2.25 miles (3.75 kilometres).

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The Hove Club, a private members' club located at 28 Fourth Avenue, was founded in 1882.[7][8]

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Brighton & Hove Hockey Club is a hockey club and its home ground is based in Hove.[12]

Brighton Body Casting create sculpture casts directly from any part of you or your loved ones body. Torsos, faces, couples hands, babies hands and feet, adult's bums, boobs etc, even whole bodies can be cast as beautiful and unique works of art.

If you are new to the Hove shopping area, or haven’t been for a while, you’ll be surprised by the huge choice to make your shopping a breeze. There is a great mix of high street brands next to quirky lifestyle boutiques awaiting you

For more on Hove visit the Hove Town Centre shopping page. You can also browse the listings below or use the search facility at the top of this page to search for a range of Hove shops.

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Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday: 10am-5pm Sunday: 2-5pm Closed Wednesdays (except Bank Holidays)

Companies based in Hove include Palmer and Harvey, the UK's largest distributor of snack foods and owner of the UK Mace convenience store brand.

The flat coastal plain had sporting uses too. From 1848 to 1871 England's oldest county club, Sussex County Cricket Club, used the Royal Brunswick Ground in Hove, situated roughly on the site of present-day Third and Fourth Avenues. In 1872 the club moved to the present County Cricket Ground, Hove.

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The Monarch's Way long-distance footpath threads south-eastwards across the town from the Downs, before heading west along the seafront towards its terminus at Shoreham-by-Sea.

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Cameron Contemporary Art is an independent art gallery specializing in high quality collectable and affordable British Painting and Sculpture. We stage regularly changing exhibitions and visit several major UK Art Fairs

In the years following the Coronation of 1821 the Brunswick estate of large Regency houses boasting a theatre, riding schools and their own police was developed on the seafront near the boundary with Brighton. Although within Hove parish the residents of these elegant houses studiously avoided the name of the impoverished village a mile to the west as an address. Straggling development along the coast loosely connected the estate to fashionable Brighton, so that name was used instead.

By 1831 the development of the eastern end of the parish had increased the population to 1,360 [4] but this brought few economic benefits to Hove village itself, with the historian Thomas Horsfield describing it in 1835 as 'a mean and insignificant assemblage of huts'.

Two further large estates were developed between Hove village and Brunswick, and both avoided using the name Hove: Cliftonville was designed, laid out and initially developed under Frederick Banister from the late 1840s;[5] and West Brighton Estate in the 1870s.

Hove Railway Station within walking distance

During mid 19th-century building work near Palmeira Square, workmen levelled a substantial burial mound. A prominent feature of the landscape since 1200 BC, this 20 feet (6.1 m)-high tumulus yielded – among other treasures – the Hove amber cup. Made of translucent red Baltic Amber and approximately the same size as a regular china tea cup, the artefact can be seen in the Hove Museum and Art Gallery.

The Book Nook is Brighton and Hove’s award winning independent children’s bookshop for children of all ages. With books from babies to teenage fiction, knowledgeable staff, a child-friendly café, regular story times and a pirate ship -come and visit

Active4less Hove is an independent gym that prides itself on helping each individual reach their fitness goals. Whether you're joining the gym for the first time or getting back to a fitness routine we'll help you lose weight, tone up, raise your fitness and boost your energy levels.

West of Brunswick, the seafront of West Brighton Estate forms the end of a series of avenues, in numerical order beginning with First Avenue, mostly composed of fine Victorian villas built as another well-integrated housing scheme featuring mews for artisans and service buildings. Grand Avenue, The Drive, and the numbered avenues were developed through the 1870s and 1880s, with many of the buildings constructed by William Willett.

Until 1997 Hove was home to the Brighton & Hove Albion F.C.'s Goldstone Ground. In September 2007, planning permission was confirmed for the club's new ground, at Falmer, still within the city limits but on the Brighton side. The new stadium started development in late 2008, with the first game being played in August 2011.

Brighton, Hove and Sussex Sixth Form College (BHASVIC), formerly Brighton, Hove & Sussex Grammar School, is a dedicated place of further education, along with the Connaught Centre, Hove Park Sixth Form Centre and Blatchington Mill Sixth Form College.

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Climate in this area has mild differences between highs and lows, and there is adequate rainfall year round. The Köppen Climate Classification subtype for this climate is "Cfb" (Marine West Coast Climate/Oceanic climate).[18]


Hove has a comprehensive public transport system including buses to all districts, a bus monitoring system accessible via the internet and with displays at some bus stops (a system integrated with Brighton), and taxis which are able to pick up across the city of Brighton and Hove.

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Step into a world of toys, cinema, local history, and fine art. Hove Museum & Art Gallery is a family friendly museum with one of the finest craft collections in the UK.

Branching off close to Aldrington was formerly a branch line to Devil's Dyke which closed in 1938. The route of the line may be followed along a path alongside West Hove golf club; the path leads all the way to Devil's Dyke, and railway sleepers once used under the tracks may be seen to either side of the path, plus the remains of two of the stations still exist in places but are on private land.

Hove /ˈhoʊv/ is a town on the south coast of England, immediately to the west of its larger neighbour Brighton, with which it forms the unitary authority Brighton and Hove. It forms a single conurbation together with Brighton and some smaller towns and villages running along the coast. As part of local government reform Brighton and Hove were merged to form the borough of Brighton and Hove in 1997. In 2000 the conjoined towns officially attained city status.

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