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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: NUMBER 53 AND ATTACHED WALLS AND RAILINGS NUMBERS 17 AND 19 AND ATTACHED WALLS AND RAILINGS

List entry Number: 1380545

Location

NUMBER 53 AND ATTACHED WALLS AND RAILINGS, 53, GREAT COLLEGE STREET
NUMBERS 17 AND 19 AND ATTACHED WALLS AND RAILINGS, 17 AND 19, ABBEY ROAD

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: 480785

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History

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Details

BRIGHTON

TQ3203NE GREAT COLLEGE STREET 577-1/49/321 (North side) No.53 and attached walls and railings

II

Includes: Nos.17 AND 19 and attached walls and railings ABBEY ROAD. Terraced houses. Mid C19. Stucco. Roof of slate. EXTERIOR: composed of 2 blocks, that to corner has 2 storeys with a 3-window range on the entrance elevation in Great College Street and a 2-window range to return. Block to north along Abbey Road has 3 storeys and a 2-window range; the whole treated as if it were a tower to the main block. Italianate style. Flat-arched entrance with overlight on Great College Street; door of original design; entrance porch with piers in antis; entablature with bracketed cornice and blocking course above. To the right a single-storey canted bay with tripartite, Tuscan pilaster strips at corners and joins with wall; entablature with bracketed cornice and blocking course. All windows flat arched. The ground floor has banded, chamfered rustication. First-floor windows with projecting sills. Cornice strip from which brackets spring to support deep eaves; shields in the frieze between each pair of brackets. Ground floor rustication and bracketed eaves continue to return, where there is full-height canted bay with tripartite windows to first floor, French doors to garden; bracketed cornice between ground and first floors of bay only. To right of bay round-arched entrance with a window above. On Abbey Road a flat-arched entrance next to which is 2-storey canted bay with Tuscan pilasters at corners and joins with front wall, tripartite window to each floor; bracketed cornice between the ground and first floor of the bay only; first floor terminates in entablature. Cornice springing band for broad bracketed eaves as on lower block. Stacks to centre and party walls. INTERIOR: not inspected. Railings and low wall to front garden. Abbey Road house was once the home of Henry Abbey, Mayor of Brighton in 1875. (Carder T: The Encyclopaedia of Brighton: Lewes: 1990-: 58).





Listing NGR: TQ3254903873

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Carder, T, Encyclopaedia of Brighton, (1990), 58

National Grid Reference: TQ 32549 03873

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