English Place-name Society

Survey of English Place-Names

A county-by-county guide to the linguistic origins of England’s place-names – a project of the English Place-Name Society, founded 1923.

Kemp Town

Early-attested site in the Parish of Brighton


Kemp Town takes its name from Thomas Read Kemp who laid out the district, c. 1830. The Kempe family had been living in Preston since the time of Elizabeth (Preston Ct Rolls).

Places in the same Parish

Major Settlement