Since the 1830s our area has enjoyed a rich history of development, occupation and adaptation to a changing world.

For over 180 years, the Palmeira and Adelaide area has retained a special character and dignity as one the foremost architectural set-pieces on the south coast. It is often described as one of the two bookends to the city, Lewes Crescent and Sussex Square being the other.

Like its counterpart, this Crescent and Square has always offered a particular quality of life and enjoyed a broad spectrum of residents. Protection of the buildings under both Listing and Conservation Area legislation has ensured that the special character and streetscape will be preserved.