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Nos. 1-7 and attached walls and piers including lamp brackets to nos. 2 and 6a, Kemp Town Place, including nos. 2 and 3 Rock Grove

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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: Nos. 1-7 and attached walls and piers including lamp brackets to nos. 2 and 6a, Kemp Town Place, including nos. 2 and 3 Rock Grove

List entry Number: 1381631



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: 20-Aug-1971

Date of most recent amendment: 26-Aug-1999

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 481993

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This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 27/08/2014

TQ3203NE 577-1/49/345

BRIGHTON, KEMP TOWN PLACE (North side), Nos.1-7 (Consecutive) and attached walls, piers, including lamp brackets to Nos. 2 & 6A

(Formerly Listed as: KEMP TOWN PLACE, Nos 1-14 (consec), Nos 1-3 (consec) Rock Grove)



Includes: Nos. 2 AND 3 ROCK GROVE. Mews. 1824-1828. Cobbles, most covered in pitch, with brick dressings and lacing courses; some stucco. Roofs of slate, that to No.2 has been turnerised. PLAN/EXTERIOR: built as a group with Nos 8-14 Kemp Town Place (qv). The 2 ranges are planned as straight parallel lines, with the east end of Nos 1-7 bending slightly to the south. Although the arrangement of elements is irregular, the whole is given a unified appearance by similar scale (each has 2 storeys with party walls expressed above the roof) materials and features. The following description, therefore, will detail each unit rather than a common type. No.1 has a 5-window range: flat-arched entrance of C20 set in 2-storey, camber-arched recess; sashes of first floor window in this range have been restored to an original 3 x 3 design, which appears to have been a common pattern throughout the group; to either side of the entrance range on both floors is a segmental-arched opening; on the ground floor of the first-window range is a stables door, now garage, the window above is segmental arched. No.2 is similar to No.1, except that the entrance range is not recessed and the ground floor is stuccoed over; to either side of its C20 entrance is one flat-arched window with 4 x 4 sashes of early C19 design; casement windows to first floor; stable doors of late C19 or early C20. No.4A (formerly No.3) is of unpainted cobbles with a 2-window range; flat arches to all openings; ground floor much altered; first-floor windows are paired in continuous brick surround, a treatment repeated elsewhere in the group. No.4 has a 6-window range; flat-arched entrance in centre; the first-floor windows are paired, each couple with a common brick surround, but the spacing is irregular. No.4B has a 2-window range; its entrance is set in a round-arched recess and has sidelights; to the right a pair of flat-arched windows; one first-floor window at left wall with No.4 is in common brick surround with windows to the right. No.5 has a 3-window range; its flat-arched entrance is set in a recess, the whole much altered in C20; first-floor has remnants of original sashes, but these are set in C20 surrounds; to either side of entrance a round-arched window, and to the left a stable, now garage; on first floor to either side of entrance axis is a segmental-arched window. Nos 6A and 6B have a 5-window range between them, the ground floors of each have been covered in stucco, the patterns of the original brick dressing picked out in white paint; 2 flat-arched entrances, to the left of each are 2 windows, one of which is tripartite; to the first floor some sashes of original design: in first-, third- and 4th-window range 8 x 8, in second- 6 x 6; tall window in 5th- has transoms of 4 panes; these are the only units in the row to have parapets. No.7 has a 3-window range with an entrance in the centre. The windows to Nos 6A, 6B and 7 have projecting sills. The elevations to Nos 2 and 3 Rock Grove follow, and are in the bend in the east end of the range. Taken together their elevation has a 4-window range, this wall made from unpainted cobbles; there are flat-arched windows to the ground floor and camber-arched windows to the first floor; all windows but the blocked one in 4th-window range have projecting sills; opening in the third-window range on the ground floor was once an entrance but is now blocked; entrance to No.3 Rock Grove set in stucco-faced elevation to Rock Grove. This listing applies to units numbered 2 and 3 Rock Grove. Piers to entrances at either end of the mews were once spanned by archways. INTERIOR: not inspected.

Listing NGR: TQ3298803603

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National Grid Reference: TQ 32988 03603


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