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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: 1381741



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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: 482104

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TQ3203NW MARINE PARADE 577-1/48/466 (North side) 13/10/52 No.127 and attached railings


Mansion flats. c1826. Probably designed by Amon Wilds and Charles Augustin Busby. Stucco. Roof obscured by parapet. EXTERIOR: 3 storeys and 2 attic storeys over basement. Main elevation 3-window range, left return 5-window range. Narrow Marine Parade elevation treated as full-height and nearly full-width segmental bay; banded rustication to ground floor. First-floor balcony with cast-iron railings. Giant pilastrade of Composite order, 3 bays in extent, rising from first to second floors and continuing around the return. The pilasters are set back slightly from the corner, a device which emphasizes the height of the block and adds visual strength to the corner. Set behind the pilastrade is a storey band between the first and second floors; entablature to pilastrade, the top fascia of which forms a sill band to the first of 2 attic storeys. This attic area is divided into bays on the same axis of the pilastrade below; the attic pilasters are plain, interrupted by an entablature between the storeys. The effect is to isolate each attic window in the cell of a 2-dimensional grid. All windows are flat arched with architraves to the ground, first, and second floor, pair of corbel blocks support a projecting sill in top floor. The parapet is treated as a blind balustrade. The subdivision of the elevation by pilasters, entablatures and storey bands is repeated on the return elevation of 5-window range. The 4th bay from the corner contains the entrance which is flat arched with side- and overlights and framed by thin Tuscan pilasters and entablature. This entrance is set under a tetrastyle prostyle porch, the central gap being wider than the sides, consisting of Doric columns on socles, entablature with frieze of laurels, cornice supported by mutules with guttae. First-floor balcony with cast-iron railings continuous with main elevation. From the top of this porch rises a full-height segmental bay with triple, flat-arched windows; giant pilaster of Composite order framing the bay; wall surface of first and second floors of bay have banded rustication, windows here with projecting sills on paired corbels; centre window of bay in first 2 storeys projects slightly and has a floating cornice. In the attics, the triple windows are flanked by rectangular niches. Ground- and first-floor in second-window range of return are blocked. At the rear of the return there are 2 closely spaced pilasters instead of one. Short return of elements to alley behind. Sashes of original design on return to second and attic floors of bay, and third floor of first window range. Stacks to end and party walls. INTERIOR: not inspected. Railings to stairs and areas. No.127 along with Nos 128-133 (consecutive) and No.133A Marine Parade (qv) form a most important group with Marine Square and Portland Place.

Listing NGR: TQ3242103708

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National Grid Reference: TQ 32421 03708


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