The History of 12 Chichester Terrace

William Haselwood

Recollections of Kemp Town’s early days by published on 26th March 1892 by William Baines in the Brighton Herald

Mr. Haselwood remembers Horatio Nelson

In the early days of Kemp Town, a notable resident was old Mr.Haselwood. He resided near the Duke of Devonshire. It was with Mr. Haselwood that Lord and Lady Nelson dined after Nelson’s return from Copenhagen in 1801, on which occasion Nelson cautioned his wife, telling her to be careful what she said. Immediately after this event, Nelson left her and never lived with her again.

William Haselwood, listed in street directories at 12 Chichester Terrace 1845-1848, and his widow at 13 Chichester Terrace 1861-1882.

Battle of Copenhagen, 2nd April 1801, British fleet used to force Denmark into an Alliance against the French.

To read more recollections see the Article by Andrew Doig on the Estate page