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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 1-12 AND ATTACHED WALLS AND RAILINGS

List entry Number: 1381112

Location

NUMBERS 1-12 AND ATTACHED WALLS AND RAILINGS, 1-12, WYKEHAM 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: 04-Jul-1969

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 481458

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Details

BRIGHTON

TQ3004SE WYKEHAM TERRACE 577-1/39/977 (East side) 04/07/69 Nos.1-12 (Consecutive) and attached walls and railings

GV II

Terraced houses. 1827-30. Stucco, roof of slate. EXTERIOR: 2 and 3 storeys over basement with dormers, 3-window range except Nos 1 and 6 which is of 4-window range, and No.7 which is of 7-window range. Tudor-Gothic style. Tudor-arched entrance with hoodmould; all windows to ground and first floors flat-arched, divided into 2 lancets with one slim transom across each lancet, and under a hoodmould. Moulded storey band between ground and first floor; moulded sill band to first-floor windows, the space between these 2 decorated with shields and quatrefoils alternating in a rhythm of 2 shields and one quatrefoil; moulded cornice; embattled parapet interrupted by gabled dormers in mansard roof, with pointed-arched windows except to No.8; octagonal stacks to party walls, except between Nos 1 and 2, and Nos 8 and 9. Wykeham Terrace is set out with a centrepiece and pavilions, the centrepiece consisting of most of No.8 and part of No.7 and having a 3-storey, 5-sided bay, with angle-buttresses, those to the front of the bay being 5-sided, the upper storey which continues above the parapet is detailed as for the rest of the terrace, except that the central window is pointed-arched with decorative tracery and set under a small gable; parapet decorated with openwork, the detail to the pinnacles of the buttresses now lacking; there are 2 outer angle bays of 2 storeys with pointed-arched windows to the ground floor and elliptical-arched windows to the first floor; Nos 1 and 12 have a 3-sided bay and are detailed as for the rest of the terrace except that the angles of the bay are marked by stepped buttresses terminating in pinnacles; No.1 has an entrance in the southernmost bay, Tudor-arched with original doorcase and panelled door of original design, the doorcase having sidelights and overlight; No.12 has side entrance on northern return. Features of interest on individual houses: No.1 retains original diagonal glazing bars throughout; No.2 has decorative overlight and panelled door of original design now glazed,and diagonal glazing bars to ground and first floors; No.3 has panelled door of original design now glazed,and diagonal glazing bars throughout; No.4 has panelled door of original design now glazed,and diagonal glazing bars to ground and first floors; No.5 has panelled door of original design now glazed; No.6 has panelled door of original design now glazed and diagonal glazing bars throughout; No.7 has entrance set back under Tudor-arched porch and diagonal glazing bars throughout; Nos 8-12 have replacement doors to a standard design. INTERIOR: not inspected. Cast-iron area railings with trefoil finials, some probably replacement. Stucco walls to front gardens with gabled coping and gabled piers, 2 Tudor-arched gateways, that to the south with mouldings, hoodmould, embattled parapet and pinnacles, that to north also with mouldings, no hoodmould, cornice, embattled parapet and pinnacles, and one octagonal pier possibly part of a former gate. HISTORICAL NOTE: in 1855 a part of this terrace was linked to properties in Queen's Square to become St Mary's Home for Female Penitents, a home for reformed prostitutes set up by George Wagner. Dame Flora Robson lived at No.7. (Carder T: The Encyclopedia of Brighton: Lewes: 1990-; School of Architecture and Interior Design, Brighton Polytechnic: A Guide to the Buildings of Brighton: Brighton: 1987-).







Listing NGR: TQ3078104415

Selected Sources

  1. Book  Reference - Author: School of Architecture and Interior Design, Brighton Polytechnic - Title: A Guide to the Buildings of Brighton - Date: 1987 - Type:
  2. Book  Reference - Author: Carder, T - Title: Encyclopaedia of Brighton - Date: 1990

National Grid Reference: TQ 30781 04415

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