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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.


List entry Number: 1187553



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


District: The City of Brighton and Hove

District Type: Unitary Authority


National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 07-Dec-1989

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 365522

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TQ2805SE EATON ROAD 579-1/14/43 (South side) 07/12/89 No.16 Eaton House including walls and railings


Dwelling, now offices. Late 1880s. Built by William Willett. Yellow stock bricks with lavish use of moulded and incised bricks for cornice, strings, lintels and quoins, hipped slate roof, brick stacks with moulded caps. Double-pile plan, one bay conservatory ground floor left, extension at rear. 3 storeys with attic over basement, 3:1:3 bays; full-height canted outer bays, segmental-headed window openings with cills carried on shaped brackets, sash windows without glazing bars. Round-headed entrance with moulded brick, now painted, carried on piers with foliate capitals. Panelled door with stained glass fanlight, clear glass in place of former lamp, double inner doors with original glazing approached by flight of steps with tessellated pavement. Conservatory: brick wall abutting adjoining property to east, damaged cast-iron cresting to pitched roof, 4 small glass panels painted with birds on the facade, typical of the period, coloured glass to windows. Walls returned from entrance along street frontage; low boundary wall with original cast-iron railings between brick piers with moulded coping. Interior: fine collection of original fittings. Plasterwork friezes to ground floor rooms and stairs; black marble chimneypiece with shaped brackets ground floor right, painted wooden chimneypiece left, laurel-leaf-moulded architrave to arched doorway leading to conservatory; similar architrave at end of blocked through passage, upper portion filled with stained glass. Stained glass panel lighting stairway, ornate cast-iron balusters returned around similar newel post, varnished wooden handrail. Original coloured tesserae floor to hall and stairway; Lincrusta paper dado with sunflower motif in situ throughout, painted over with gloss paint. First floor simple marble pilaster chimneypieces, small angle chimneypiece with damaged grate to room by stairs. Stairs to attic with turned wooden balusters. Rear extensions not seen, probably including another conservatory on this the south front. The house retains most of its original fittings and, with Nos 14 and 18 adjoining, forms part of a good group of substantial residences on the Willett estate.

Listing NGR: TQ2899205014

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National Grid Reference: TQ 28992 05014


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