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List entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: SCHOOL OF NURSING

List entry Number: 1298639

Location

157, KINGSWAY
SCHOOL OF NURSING, PRINCES CRESCENT

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County District District Type Parish
The City of Brighton and HoveUnitary Authority

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 14-Oct-1986

Date of most recent amendment: 02-Nov-1992

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 365555

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Details

HOVE

TQ2804NW KINGSWAY 579-1/16/71 (North side) 14/10/86 No.157

GV II

Formerly known as: School of Nursing KINGSWAY. House, formerly school of nursing, now vacant. 1931. Architect Robert Cromie. Built for Ian Stuart Miller, film director and tycoon. Grey-purple hand-made thin bricks laid mainly in Flemish bond, grey granite plinth, hipped clay tile roofs, tall double stacks linked with arched openings on courtyard elevation, also east and west gable ends. U-plan with entrance courtyard on north front, former vehicle entrance through east wing now blocked with infill additions. South front: 2 storeys plus attic, 4:3:4:2 bays, original fenestration survives intact, 12-pane hardwood sash windows, 3 hipped roof dormers set behind high parapet, first floor 3 windows either side of 3 square-headed openings forming recessed balcony set above slighly projecting 3 central bays to ground floor, doors glazed as windows (the lounge cum entrance hall), flanked by 4 windows with projecting single storey 2-bay range with 2-bay returns, part of the library. The original entrance is on the north front, a curved door with the wheatear motif used on the gates in the perimeter wall (qv). The front door was reached via the carriageway entrance in the east wing (now blocked) and across the courtyard which has 5 engaged columns on the facade of the west wing; others no doubt surviving behind the additions to the east range. Two curved bays at first floor level flank a balcony above the front door. The stone paving of the courtyard is laid with patterns of banded brick and there is a raised flowerbed of polygonal design, brick with stone coping, with inset electric lights to assist evening visitors alighting from their motors. Interior: the original interiors are largely complete and finished to a high standard. Most floors at ground level have quarry tiles with cream tiles laid in parallel lines which are continued on the flush panelled doors veneered in 2 woods. Flush panelled hardwood walls to rooms on south front, original moulded ceilings, doors, architraves and door furniture. Library in south-east range with built-in furniture and marble chimneypiece but no bookcases, probably film library. Lounge-cum-entrance hall with built-in banquettes flanking tiled chimneypiece, probably original firebasket, double doors opening into dining room with full-height marble chimneypiece, fluted surface incorporating mirror, small room opening off to north with curved, pargetted walls, art deco style built-in clock, no longer functioning. Staircase with solid stepped balusters, quarter circle bronze strip balusters and bronze globe newel, moulded ceiling. First floor built-in bedhead with veneered panel surviving in now-partitioned room. Sitting room-cum-dressing room of elliptical plan, painted white, fluted surface to curved wall containing built in wardrobes with flush panelled hardwood interiors, similar interiors to drawers in curved bays opposite. An austerely sophisticated interior in a house built by an architect who specialized in cinema and theatre building. It is unusual in that it was designed with the motor car very much in mind; all visitors were assured of a 'grand entrance'.

Listing NGR: TQ2808704559

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National Grid Reference: TQ 28087 04559

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