Bognor Regis: An Architectural Tour

Seaside design from Arts & Crafts to 21st Century in style

Here are some photographs I took with brief architectural details from the walking tour arranged by the Southern Region of The Twentieth Century Society on 6 April 2019.


The Buildings of England – Worthing, West Sussex

Here is part 1 of my attempt to photograph all of the buildings in and around Worthing, and that are still standing, that were described in The Buildings of England – Sussex 1965. Ian Nairn wrote most of the West Sussex portion, Nikolaus Pevsner the East Sussex and remaining parts.

And now here’s part 2 that finishes off the main part of Worthing. And part 4 that has old photographs of the buildings that have been demolished since BoE was published.

Now adding to part 3 which covers the buildings in the surrounding districts.

A Blot on the Seafront

Possibly the worst building on the central Worthing seafront. Hated by most, but some can see a certain beauty in the brutal concrete structure. A huge drain on council finances, but nevertheless serves a useful purpose. More details and images by following this link.

Western Seafront

The western seafront is a slightly incongruous mixture of old and new. There are some good modern buildings and interesting old properties, mixed in with bland modern apartments and older housing.  Images and comments can be seen in the related page here.

Manor Lea

I’ve started looking at some of the more interesting ‘modern’ architecture in Worthing. Modern to me means anything built after 1960 or so. Here’s a brief description and some images of Manor Lea. This development isn’t mentioned in Pevsner (The Buildings of England – Sussex 1965) since it was built after the book was published.