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Latitude: 50.8303 / 50°49'49"N
Longitude: -0.1697 / 0°10'11"W
OS Eastings: 528992
OS Northings: 105014
OS Grid: TQ289050
Mapcode National: GBR JNW.ZWL
Mapcode Global: FRA B6JX.3NZ
Plus Code: 9C2XRRJJ+44
Entry Name: Eaton House Including Walls and Railings
Listing Date: 7 December 1989
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1187553
English Heritage Legacy ID: 365522
Location: Central Hove, Brighton and Hove, BN3
County: Brighton and Hove
Electoral Ward/Division: Central Hove
Built-Up Area: Brighton and Hove
Traditional County: Sussex
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): East Sussex
Church of England Parish: Hove All Saints
Church of England Diocese: Chichester
TQ2805SE EATON ROAD
579-1/14/43 (South side)
Eaton House including walls and
Dwelling, now offices. Late 1880s. Built by William Willett.
Yellow stock bricks with lavish use of moulded and incised
bricks for cornice, strings, lintels and quoins, hipped slate
roof, brick stacks with moulded caps.
Double-pile plan, one bay conservatory ground floor left,
extension at rear.
3 storeys with attic over basement, 3:1:3 bays; full-height
canted outer bays, segmental-headed window openings with cills
carried on shaped brackets, sash windows without glazing bars.
Round-headed entrance with moulded brick, now painted, carried
on piers with foliate capitals. Panelled door with stained
glass fanlight, clear glass in place of former lamp, double
inner doors with original glazing approached by flight of
steps with tessellated pavement.
Conservatory: brick wall abutting adjoining property to east,
damaged cast-iron cresting to pitched roof, 4 small glass
panels painted with birds on the facade, typical of the
period, coloured glass to windows. Walls returned from
entrance along street frontage; low boundary wall with
original cast-iron railings between brick piers with moulded
Interior: fine collection of original fittings. Plasterwork
friezes to ground floor rooms and stairs; black marble
chimneypiece with shaped brackets ground floor right, painted
wooden chimneypiece left, laurel-leaf-moulded architrave to
arched doorway leading to conservatory; similar architrave at
end of blocked through passage, upper portion filled with
Stained glass panel lighting stairway, ornate cast-iron
balusters returned around similar newel post, varnished wooden
handrail. Original coloured tesserae floor to hall and
stairway; Lincrusta paper dado with sunflower motif in situ
throughout, painted over with gloss paint. First floor simple
marble pilaster chimneypieces, small angle chimneypiece with
damaged grate to room by stairs. Stairs to attic with turned
Rear extensions not seen, probably including another
conservatory on this the south front.
The house retains most of its original fittings and, with Nos
14 and 18 adjoining, forms part of a good group of substantial
residences on the Willett estate.
Listing NGR: TQ2899205014
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