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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: 1380998



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


District: The City of Brighton and Hove

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Rottingdean

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 13-Oct-1952

Date of most recent amendment: 26-Aug-1999

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 481341

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TQ3602NE THE GREEN, Rottingdean 577-1/60/1069 (West side) 13/10/52 Aubrey House (Formerly Listed as: THE GREEN, Rottingdean North End House)


Terraced house. The street front was added in 1889 to a building of earlier date which is now largely obscured by additions. The 1889 work was designed by WAS Benson for Sir Edward Burne-Jones, who owned this house and Prospect Cottage to the south (qv). Brick, now painted, render and tiles, the roof of slate and tile. EXTERIOR: 2 storeys with dormers, 2-window range. The ground floor is treated as an arcade of 3 segmental arches and one narrow round arch to the north, with buttresses between, the heads of the arches formed of tiles set on edge. The southernmost arch gives onto a porch with flat-arched entrance, overlight and panelled door of original design; the rest of the arcade is filled with sash windows. At first-floor level there is one flat-arched casement to the south, then a long run of casements with arcaded toplights, characteristic of Benson's work, ending in a slim canted oriel which drops below the level of the other windows; these windows lit a studio and the deep oriel, like other windows of this date on artists' houses in London, allowed finished paintings to be removed from the studio. Eaves gutters; flat roof with wooden railings to front, slated and tiled mansard to rear. The rear elevation is partly rendered and partly weatherboarded and is composed of a large number of balconies and small-scale additions; some of these may have been due to Burne-Jones and Benson, others were probably carried out for the novelist Enid Bagnold, who owned this and the houses either side for many years up to about 1970. A plaque by the front porch records that Enid Bagnold lived in the house, and that the novelist Angela Thirkell, Burne-Jones's grand-daughter, visited there. Both are buried in the churchyard opposite. INTERIOR: not inspected. (Burne-Jones G: Memorials of Edward Burne-Jones: London: 1909-: 195-7).

Listing NGR: TQ3684002566

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Burne Jones, G , Memorials of Edward Burne Jones, (1909), 195-197

National Grid Reference: TQ 36840 02566


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