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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: 1381717



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: 13-Oct-1952

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 482080

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TQ3103NE MARINE PARADE 577-1/47/441 (North side) 13/10/52 Nos.54 AND 55 and attached railings


Terraced houses. c1825. By Amon Wilds and Charles Augustin Busby. Shop or cafe added to No.55 in the mid to late C19. Stucco, roofs obscured by parapets. EXTERIOR: 3 storeys with 2 storey attic over basement. 3 windows each. The elevations of each are divided into bays by giant pilasters rising through first and second floors, topped by a complete entablature between the second and third floors; above, the windows of the 2 storey attic are set in a bay system of entablatures and plain pilasters following the lines of the pilastrade below. The elevation of No.54 is treated as a full-height and full-width segmental bay. The basements have chamfered rustication. The entrance to No.54 is flat arched and set under a prostyle porch consisting of 2 fluted Doric columns supporting an entablature with blocking course above. The left return of this entablature bears the remnants of a meander pattern in the frieze. All the windows are square headed with architraves, those through and including the second floor have wood pelmets. There is a verandah with cast-iron railings set on brackets to the first floor. This has a lean-to roof of metal. The entrance to No.55, which is boarded over, is also set under a prostyle porch of the Doric Order. A cornice between the third floor from the attic; cornice and parapet to attic. At the rear of the right return to No.55, the structure steps down to 2 storeys, and is topped by a cornice band with railing. By far the most unusual feature of the pair is a single storey structure, perhaps built as a shop, which projects from in front of half of the main elevation of No.55 and stretches to the pavement. The principal elevation has round-arched windows set into an arcade of 3 bays, the piers of which are decorated by 4 pilasters of the Composite Order with entablature. The left return is blank; the right return has a blind arcade of 2 bays and a square-headed window. INTERIOR: some C19 decorative details, including cornices and doorcases, survive. Most were removed when the block was converted to a nursing home in the mid to late C20; further damage done to the interiors by squatters, who removed cast-iron stair rails and fireplaces when the block was vacant. The pair form a group with Nos 50-53 Marine Parade (qv).

Listing NGR: TQ3183703847

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National Grid Reference: TQ 31837 03847


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