Blackman Street developed 1836-
Much has changed today. Blackman Street was affected by the redevelopment clearance in 1962 with Blackman St, , Whitecross St, and Wood Street all being demolished as well as most of the area north . Today, leading from Trafalgar Street to Fleet Street, are two old cottages and modern offices and it is used more for traffic circulation.
Photographs in the Regency Society James Gray Collection show small terraced housing in 1958 and 1959, apparently two storey (any cellars not visible) and part of the cleared area of Wood and Blackman Streets in 1962.
Blackman St c1958
Blackman St c1962 after demolition
Photos reproduced with kind permission from the James Gray Collection, The Regency Society of Brighton and Hove
North Laine History