The Royal Pavilion, Gardens and stables (later converted and expanded to create the Brighton Dome and Corn Exchange, and Brighton Museum and Art Gallery), were purchased by the Brighton Commissioners on behalf of the Town in 1850, in response to learning that the buildings were liable to be torn down and, basically, trashed and the pieces sold off.
An Act to enable the Commissioners acting under an Act passed in the Sixth Year of the Reign of his Late Majesty King George the Fourth, for better regulating, paving, improving, and managing the Town of Brighthelmston in the County of Sussex, and the Poor thereof, to purchase, improve, and manage the Royal Pavilion at Brighton, and the Grounds thereof, and to enlarge, extend, and apply the Powers and Provisions of the same Act with reference thereto.
[17th May 1850]
And whereas it has been considered by the inhabitants of the said Town of Brighton that it would be very beneficial to them if the said Pavilion, Ground, Hereditaments, and Premises were purchased and held on their Behalf, and accordingly,
and it is intended that such Property when so purchased and acquired shall be held and managed by the said Brighton Town Commissioners wholly for the Use and Benefit of the said Inhabitants and Visitors and the Public, for Purposes of Health, Recreation, Amusement, or Profit, or otherwise in such Manner as shall be determined on: And whereas it will be necessary to raise considerable Funds for paying the said agreed Purchase Money or Sum of Fifty-three thousand Pounds for the said property under the aforesaid Contract of Purchase thereof, and also for adapting the purchased Property of the Purposes aforesaid
— , -, , The Brighton 1850 Act, , 17th May 1850
After the Dome and Corn Market had been overhauled and the new Museum and Art Gallery built, it was felt necessary to have the 1850 Act modofied ot allow the Corporation to monetise events held in the dome, and make it clear that they were allowed to fund the museum through local taxation:
An Act for amending the Act (Local) of the thirteenth year of Her present Majesty, chapter five, commonly known as the Brighton Improvement (Purchase of Royal Pavilion, &c.) Act; and for other purposes [1st June 1876]
... And whereas certain of the buildings and other parts of the Pavilion property have been converted by and at the expense of the Corporation, under the powers of the Act of 1850, into an Assembly Room of large dimensions, now known and herein-after referred to as "the Dome," and a large room or building now known and herein-after referred to as "the Corn Exchange:"
And whereas the dome is well adapted for concerts and assemblies of various kinds, and the Corn Exchange is used one day in each week as a corn market, and is well adapted for use at other times for public exhibitions, meetings, and other like purposes:
And whereas it has been found that the restrictions contained in the Act of 1850, and above recited, upon lettings, demises, and elases of the Pavilion property are attended with inconvenience, and prevent or interfere with the use and enjoyment of the property ... it is expedient that those restrictions be repealed. ...
— , -, , 1876 Act, , 1st June 1876
This category has the following 7 subcategories, out of 7 total.
Pages in category ‘Pavilion complex’
The following 7 pages are in this category, out of 7 total.
Media in category ‘Pavilion complex’
The following 35 files are in this category, out of 35 total.
- Brighton By Night, by HG Gawthorn (BrightonHbk 1935).jpg 2,200 × 1,502; 2.44 MB
- Brighton Dome programme (2017).jpg 2,200 × 1,549; 1.4 MB
- Brighton Dome, exterior (BrightonHbk 1939).jpg 2,500 × 1,707; 1.59 MB
- Brighton Dome, interior (BrightonHbk 1939).jpg 2,500 × 1,585; 3.07 MB
- Brighton Dome, Pavilion Park (Brighton 2018).jpg 3,000 × 1,218; 2.46 MB
- Brighton Map (VisitBrighton 2011).jpg 1,417 × 3,000; 4.04 MB
- Brighton Museum and Art Gallery, 2011.jpg 1,650 × 2,200; 1.37 MB
- Brighton Museum and Art Gallery, corner view, 2011.jpg 2,200 × 1,650; 1.38 MB
- Brighton Pavilion (stained glass at Brighton Palace Pier).jpg 1,600 × 1,600; 288 KB
- Brighton Pavilion 043, 2011.jpg 1,650 × 2,200; 1.29 MB
- Brighton Pavilion 048, 2011.jpg 2,200 × 1,650; 1.4 MB
- Brighton Pavilion Grand Entrance, engraving (NGB 1885).jpg 2,200 × 1,467; 878 KB
- Brighton Pavilion in 1788 (NGB 1885).jpg 2,200 × 1,462; 635 KB
- Brighton Pavilion, Ted Bayley, detail.jpg 1,600 × 1,200; 1,010 KB
- Dome in the Pavilion Grounds, engraving (TNAB 1888).jpg 3,000 × 1,989; 1.58 MB
- Furniture by Charles Rennie Mackintosh for WJ Bassett-Lowke.jpg 1,024 × 683; 306 KB
- Furry Snowdog at Brighton Museum and Art Gallery (2016-10).jpg 2,400 × 1,600; 2.72 MB
- Golden Snowdog, Brighton (2016-10).jpg 2,400 × 1,600; 2.14 MB
- Heritage Learning Brighton and Hove.jpg 142 × 120; 9 KB
- India Gate (Brighton 2014).jpg 3,000 × 2,000; 3.35 MB
- India Gate (Brighton 2018).jpg 2,523 × 1,890; 2.42 MB
- India Gate, wall inscription (Brighton 2014).jpg 1,200 × 522; 397 KB
- Max Miller statue, plaque, Pavilion Gardens (Brighton 2019-04-024).jpg 1,200 × 1,199; 1.13 MB
- North Gate of Pavilion Gardens.jpg 3,264 × 2,176; 1.36 MB
- North Gate, lineart, Arthur Watts (BrightonHbk 1935).jpg 1,720 × 1,997; 474 KB
- Old Steine (BHAD10ed 1933).jpg 3,000 × 1,893; 3.29 MB
- Pavilion Estate, 1939 map (BrightonHbk 1939).jpg 1,371 × 1,372; 929 KB
- Pavilion Gardens (stained glass at Brighton Palace Pier).jpg 1,600 × 1,597; 234 KB
- Pavilion Gardens, with North Gate.jpg 3,264 × 2,176; 2.1 MB
- Pavilion Gardens.jpg 3,259 × 1,839; 1.52 MB
- Royal Pavilion, lineart, Arthur Watts (BrightonHbk 1935).jpg 1,776 × 2,200; 1.8 MB
- The Cheeky Chappie, Max Miller statue, Pavilion Gardens (Brighton 2019-04-024).jpg 2,000 × 3,000; 3.89 MB
- The Prince of Wales' Pavilion at Brighthelmstone, after Charles Middleton 1788.jpg 2,200 × 1,539; 509 KB
- The West Front of the Pavilion, from a drawing by Pugin 1888.jpg 2,200 × 1,480; 431 KB