On 11 Oct 2015 at 8:25am Tetchy wrote:
But is Lewes a market town? Hasn't the fact that the market has shut down, to be replaced by an antiques auction house lost us that status?
On 11 Oct 2015 at 8:56am Outintheestates wrote:
If Brighton can.be a city without a cathedral Lewes Can be a market town
On 11 Oct 2015 at 1:21pm Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
Cities don't have to have cathedrals, they can also be created by the monarch issuing letters patent. Henry VIII started this to make places that had Anglican cathedrals into cities.
Bath and Plymouth don't have cathedrals but are cities and Westminster only has an RC one, which doesn't count. Southwark and Rochester have Anglican cathedrals, but they aren't cities.
On 11 Oct 2015 at 1:39pm The Twister wrote:
Cities? Market Towns?......good to see that you lot on here have some serious issues to discuss. Who gives a flying ****?
On 11 Oct 2015 at 3:07pm Roy wrote:
Twister, why are you reading this post or commenting then?!
On 11 Oct 2015 at 7:45pm Outintheestates wrote:
Thank you annette I wasn't aware of that I was always under the impression that you had to have a cathedral to be a city so thank you for that I've learnt something
On 11 Oct 2015 at 10:39pm The Old Mayor wrote:
Great news, at least we know why property is expensive here, and unaffordable. I wonder how the kids in Beaconsfield feel ? Just as moany ?
On 12 Oct 2015 at 10:44am funny... wrote:
I grew up in Beaconsfield and now live here. Still can't afford to though...
On 12 Oct 2015 at 7:11pm Sussex Jim wrote:
Lewes has been a market town for centuries; it is only recently that the site has been built on. However, we still have the Farmers' Market twice a month.
But why is Sodom and Gomorrah (sorry, Brighton) allowed to be called a "city"?
On 13 Oct 2015 at 7:12am Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
Because Brighton & Hove council applied for city status and was successful.
On 13 Oct 2015 at 10:02am OffRoad wrote:
"City status in the United Kingdom is granted by the monarch of the United Kingdom to a select group of communities: as of 2014, there are 69 cities in the United Kingdom – 51 in England, six in Wales, seven in Scotland and five in Northern Ireland. The holding of city status gives a settlement no special rights other than that of calling itself a "city". Nonetheless, this appellation carries its own prestige and, consequently, competitions for the status are hard fought.
The status does not apply automatically on the basis of any particular criteria, although in England and Wales it was traditionally given to towns with diocesan cathedrals. This association between having a cathedral and being called a city was established in the early 1540s when King Henry VIII founded dioceses (each having a cathedral in the see city) in six English towns and also granted them city status by issuing letters patent."
On 13 Oct 2015 at 11:45am OffRoad wrote:
And incidentally, seeing that the Brighton conurbation is about the same size as Edinburgh, Belfast or Leicester (and somewhat larger than Cardiff or Coventry) I don't see why it shouldn't be a city.
It's also one of the fastest growing, in both population and economic terms.