Coal hole covers of Brighton

In the 19th century many town houses were built with a coal cellar under the pavement in front of the house. Coal hole covers are the cast iron plates that cover the entrances to these cellars. Although no longer in use, many still exist and there are some beautiful designs. Here are some examples I have found around Brighton.

Cole hole cover - Beaconsfield RoadCole hole cover - Beaconsfield RoadCoal hole cover - Vine StreetCoal hole cover - Victoria RoadCoal hole cover - Tidy StreetCoal hole cover - Tidy StreetCoal hole cover - Stanford RoadCoal hole cover - Pelham SquareCoal hole cover - Pelham SquareCoal hole cover - North PlaceCoal hole cover - Brewer StreetCoal hole cover - Brewer Street

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