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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: 1381742



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: 26-Aug-1999

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 482105

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TQ3203NW MARINE PARADE 577-1/48/467 (North side) 13/10/52 Nos.128-133A (Consecutive) and attached railings (Formerly Listed as: MARINE PARADE Nos.128-133 (Consecutive)) (Formerly Listed as: MARINE PARADE No.133A)


Formerly known as: Portland Terrace. Mansion flats. c1826. Probably designed by Amon Wilds and Charles Augustin Busby. Stucco. Roof of Nos 131-133 of slate, the roof of the rest obscured by parapet. EXTERIOR: Nos 128-130, three storeys and 2-storey attic over basement; Nos 131-133 three storeys with attic and dormers over basement. 3 windows each. Return of No.133 has 2-window range. The entire terrace forms a picturesque grouping, divided into pavilions of different heights and sizes but all variations of the design applied to No.127 (qv); the height of the block steps down from No.127 to No.133. The size, scale and design of No.128 is comparable to No.127; ground floor has banded rustication; flat-arched entrance with overlight to right party wall, set under a bracketed porch in cast-iron, Gothic Revival Style, of mid to late C19. All windows flat arched with projecting sills. First-floor balcony with cast-iron railings. First and second floors treated as a giant pilastrade of Composite order, fluted; storey band between the first and second floors, set behind the pilastrade. Entablature to pilastrade, the upper fascia of the cornice forming a sill band for the first of 2 attic storeys. This attic divided by plain pilasters continuing the axes of the pilasters below, and run over by an entablature band between the first- and second-attic storeys. Panelled parapet above. This arrangement returns to the left. The row from Nos 129-133 advances one-window range beyond the wall plane of No.128. The end and central units, Nos 129, 131, and 133, project slightly to form pavilions each articulated by a giant pilastrade of the Composite order, unfluted, rising from the first to second floors. The intermediate bays are plain. Storey band between first and second floors of all units and an entablature unifies the whole row, as does a continuous attic storey, which, in the pavilions, is divided by pilaster bands and entablature. The insertion of windows in No.129 has interrupted the cornice. All entries are flat arched with overlight, set in a ground floor of banded rustication, No.129's set under a round-arched, cast-iron porch of mid to late C19 date. First-floor balcony with cast-iron railings to Nos 131-133, and cast-iron brackets to Nos 129-130. All windows flat arched with projecting sills. Although Nos 129-133 are treated as a single composition, there are variations to Nos 129-130 which smooth the transition from the high, west side, of the block, to the lower, east side. Nos 129 and 130 have a second-attic storey, comparable to No.128, but are not as tall; parapet has a blind balustrade. Balustrade to Nos 131-133, each with 3 flat-arched dormers. Entry to No.133 in return elevation to Portland Place is flat arched with side lights, framed by slim Tuscan pilasters. This is set under Doric prostyle porch, which is segmental in plan. The roof of this serves as a first-floor balcony with cast-iron railings, from which rises a 2-storey segmental bay with Tuscan pilaster strips between flat-arched, tripartite windows. Pediment outlined by mouldings on gambreled gable above. Pilastrade of main elevation returns for one bay. Entire ground floor has banded rustication. Colossal pilasters to first and second floors at party wall with No.133A. No.133A is actually located on Portland Place; its design has affinities with No.127 Marine Parade as well as with the Portland Place Terraces, Nos 1-13 (qv) and 15-25 (qv). Flat-arched entrance with overlight and floating cornice; banded rustication to ground floor, from which rises a giant pilaster of the Composite Order which rises to a second-floor entablature. Cornice and parapet to attic storey. First-floor balcony has cast-iron railing and brackets. Stacks to party and end walls. INTERIOR: not inspected. Railings to stairs and areas. Nos 127-133 and No.133A (qv) form a most important group with Marine Square and Portland Place. No.133A was listed on 20/08/71.

Listing NGR: TQ3243503696

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National Grid Reference: TQ 32435 03696


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