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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 1 TO 6 AND ATTACHED WALLS PIERS AND RAILINGS

List entry Number: 1380402

Location

NUMBERS 1 TO 6 AND ATTACHED WALLS PIERS AND RAILINGS, 1-6, CLARENDON TERRACE

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: 13-Oct-1952

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 480515

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BRIGHTON

TQ3203NE CLARENDON TERRACE 577-1/49/156 (North side) 13/10/52 Nos.1-6 (Consecutive) and attached walls, piers and railings

II

Terraced houses, now flats. 1850-1855. By Cheesemans; George Cheeseman Jnr may have been the designer. For W Percival Boxall of Belle Vue House on land purchased from Thomas Cubitt. Stucco. Roof obscured by blocking course. EXTERIOR: 4 storeys and attic over basement. 4 windows each to Nos 2-5; the end units, Nos 1 and 6, have 3 windows each and a 6-window range to their respective returns. The elevation presents a uniform appearance which is orchestrated by a succession of 6, one for each unit, full-height segmental bays, each 3 windows wide. The entrances are flat arched, those to Nos 2-5 originally followed a common type, a description of which follows: up steps to entrance; door with over- and sidelights, framed by Doric attached columns and entablature with triglyph and metope frieze. In the conversion of the block into flats, the entrances to Nos 2 and 5 were blocked, the entrance aedicules filled with windows of C20 design, the corresponding steps and landing removed. Entrances to these now through Nos 1 and 6 on returns. Entrances to Nos 3 and 4, however, are intact; paired at the party wall their aedicules share one Doric column. The original stairs and landings were exceptionally broad in keeping with the grand scale of this group so near to Sussex Square and Lewes Crescent. Entrance to No.1 has ample side- and overlights and an original 2-panelled door with bead and reel moulding to panels. The entrance is set under porch consisting of a tetrastyle Doric portico, with columns coupled near the corners to provide a broad gap for the entranceway; entablature with triglyph and metope frieze identical to those already described; mutules under soffits of boldly projecting cornice; blocking course and roof of metal; side walls of this porch have large flat-arched openings and pilaster responds. Entrance to No.6 set under porch consisting of hexastyle Doric portico: the columns are paired at corners and in centre, and its plan is not rectangular, the right half is in fact a diagonal return. The original entrance was set in the left-hand bay of the porch; now blocked, the entrance is through the right-hand bay; the side walls to original entrance have one round-arched window in each with a panelled dado below. Returning to the main elevation: the alternation of flat wall and segmental bay is quite complex adding a subtle rhythm to the facade which can be notated thus: a, b, a, a, b, b, a, a, b, a, where "a" equals a bay of 3-window range and "b" a stretch of flat wall one window wide. Several repeated features help to give the group a unified appearance: ground floor treated as a rusticated base; continuous first-floor balcony with cast-iron brackets and railings; entablature with dentil cornice above runs as a continuous attic-sill band; each attic window framed by a continuous pilastrade with entablature; attic pilasters to end and party walls of Nos 1 and 6 and to party wall between Nos 3 and 4 are doubled; above each attic pilaster is an antefixe finial filled with a sunburst. All windows are flat arched, 3 to basement and ground floor; all first-floor openings are floor-to-ceiling with architraves and individual entablatures; second-floor windows are treated similarly and have, in addition, sills projecting on a pair of corbels. The few sashes of original design which remain are in the attic: No.1 to side windows of bay; Nos 3, 5 and 6 are complete; the design 2/2. The treatment and features found on the main front appear on the returns with the exception of the balcony, cornice and entablature and attic pilastrade; to the left of the entrance to No.1 rises a full-height segmental bay; single window to each floor in entrance range set in plain, tripartite aedicule; all windows in first- and second-window range are blocked except for the first-floor window of the former, which has a cast-iron window guard, and the second floor in the latter; 2/2 sashes of original design in attic of entrance range; to the rear of return is a single storey block, rusticated with entablature, steps down to a rusticated, moulded wall in front of which is a railed area with piers and walls. The return of No.6 is in much better repair than No.1. The overall arrangement of both is similar except that the whole block of No.6 sets back after 4th-window range so that the full-height segmental bay to the right does not project beyond the wall plane to the corner; all windows in first- and second-window range are blocked except for the ground- and first-floor windows in the former; sashes of original 2/2 design to attic only. Rear elevation has segmental bay each to Nos 2-5 with many sashes of original design. INTERIOR: not inspected. Cast-iron railings to steps and very wide areas. Stacks to end and party walls. Full floor-through flats were installed in Nos 5 and 6 in a c1980 conversion.





Listing NGR: TQ3287203571

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National Grid Reference: TQ 32872 03571

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