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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: NUMBERS 12-21 AND ATTACHED WALLS, PIERS AND RAILINGS

List entry Number: 1380254

Location

NUMBERS 12-21 AND ATTACHED WALLS, PIERS AND RAILINGS, 12-21, CHESHAM PLACE

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: 26-Aug-1999

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 480051

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Details

BRIGHTON

TQ3203NE CHESHAM PLACE 577-1/49/140 (East side) Nos.12-21 (Consecutive) and attached walls, piers and railings

GV II

Terraced houses, now flats. Mid C19. Stucco. Roofs of pantile to Nos 12, 14, 15 and 21, and of slate to Nos 13, 17, 18 and 20; No.16 of asbestos shingles; and No.19 obscured by parapet. EXTERIOR: 3 storeys and attic over basement. 3 windows each. All entrances are paired and there is a straight join between paired units. By breaking joins between alternate units, the terrace steps down the slope from north to south. All are built to a common design. The elevation is treated as a full-height and nearly full-width canted bay. To either side, on the party walls, are full-height quoin strips which are interrupted by a series of horizontal mouldings described below. The flat-arched entrance with overlight is reached up a short flight of steps. This entrance, set to the party wall and recessed under the bay, is framed by an aedicule consisting of a pair of Tuscan columns. On one side, the column is attached to the bay and on the other it is freestanding. The latter is on the line of the party wall and is shared by the adjacent unit's porch. The aedicule's entablature continues across the ground floor becoming the fascia for a first-floor balcony. This balcony is supported at the other party wall by a broad bracket. The ground floor is rendered as banded, chamfered rustication. The 2, flat-arched windows to the side of the entrance have quadrant corners and keyed lintels; each ground-floor window has a moulded projecting sill supported by a pair of console brackets; the second-floor windows have similar sills. The first-floor balcony is enclosed by cast-iron railings in a heart and scroll pattern, a detail which recalls late C18 and C19 railings. The full-height, first-floor windows have stilted, segmental heads, with a springing band continuous across the facade; architraves to the window heads only. The second-floor windows are flat arched, that in the centre has quadrant corners and is set in an aedicule consisting of Tuscan pilasters and broad entablature. The cornice of this entablature continues across the elevation and serves to mark the division between second floor and attic. The attic windows are round arched with projecting sills; architraves, to the heads only, are tied together by springing bands. The continuous entablature above has a bracketed dentil cornice. The return of No.12 has a 3-window range, each range repeating the centre range of the main elevation. No.21 has a one-window range return of similar design. Of special note are the second-floor and attic windows in the centre range, which have 2 x 2 sashes. The same sash pattern recurs in the centre first-floor window of Nos 12 and 16. The centre first-floor window of No.14 has a top sash of 4 panes. There are walls, piers and railings to each area and entrance. The railing uprights are twisted shafts topped by fleur-de-lys. Stacks to end and party walls. The windows of Nos 18 and 21 have cast-iron flower guards of a mid to late C19 design. INTERIOR: not inspected. Although built in the Victorian period, the design of the units recalls the Regency terraces which are so typical of Kemp Town. While it would be wrong to characterize these as "Regency Revival", this group as well as Nos 7-11 across the street (qv) are definitely consistent with a local tradition. The terrace forms a group with Nos 1-11 Chesham Place (qv).





Listing NGR: TQ3287203633

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National Grid Reference: TQ 32872 03633

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