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Latitude: 50.8294 / 50°49'45"N
Longitude: -0.1811 / 0°10'51"W
OS Eastings: 528194
OS Northings: 104897
OS Grid: TQ281048
Mapcode National: GBR JNW.WKL
Mapcode Global: FRA B6HX.586
Entry Name: Jaipur Gate in Gardens of No 19
Listing Date: 2 November 1992
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1187580
English Heritage Legacy ID: 365600
Location: Brighton and Hove, BN3
County: The City of Brighton and Hove
Electoral Ward/Division: Westbourne
Built-Up Area: Brighton and Hove
Traditional County: Sussex
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): East Sussex
Church of England Parish: Hove St Andrew
Church of England Diocese: Chichester
TQ2804NW NEW CHURCH ROAD, Aldrington
579-1/16/150 (North side)
Jaipur Gate in gardens of No 19
Naqqakhana or drum platform. Built 1886, erected here 1926.
Carved in Shekhawati, Rajastan, India, for the Maharajah of
Jaipur who sent it to the Colonial and Indian Exhibition,
South Kensington, 1886. Wooden construction of Bombay teak on
concrete plinth with painted metal dome. Plan:
2-and-a-half-bay loggia, pierced balustrade, surmounted by
central cupola or chatri: no means of access to upper
platform. All surfaces covered with floral and geometrical
carving, entablature with inscriptions in English, Latin and
Sanskrit: "Where there is truth - is victory" (west front),
and "From the East comes light" (east front), deep overhanging
eaves with carved soffit. This is a reproduction in wood of
the drum platforms built of marble or sandstone in Northern
India from which drumrolls or fanfares in honour of rulers or
deities were sounded. It was presented to the Town Corporation
by the Imperial Institute when the adjoining Museum and Art
Gallery, (not included), was opened in 1926.
(Middleton J: A History of Hove: 1979-).
Listing NGR: TQ2819404897
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