Hove was a fishing village with few people as recently as 1801.
Thirty-four years later Horsfield, in his history of the county, described it as `a mean and insignificant assemblage of huts'.
On a shoreline subject to erosion and plundering French raiders, it lacked a market for its few families.
From this unpromising beginning the town developed with broad avenues and tidy streets which possess a certain amount of style.
Due to Victorian entrepreneurs and the search for fashionable places, the village swallowed up the surrounding land to become the Borough of Hove.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 128 pages
- Publisher: The History Press Ltd
- Publication Date: 16/09/1995
- Category: British & Irish history
- ISBN: 9780850339819