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Hove Railway Station and footbridge

A Grade II Listed Building in Brighton and Hove, The City of Brighton and Hove

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Latitude: 50.8351 / 50°50'6"N

Longitude: -0.171 / 0°10'15"W

OS Eastings: 528888

OS Northings: 105548

OS Grid: TQ288055

Mapcode National: GBR JNW.KLJ

Mapcode Global: FRA B6JW.P5T

Entry Name: Hove Railway Station and footbridge

Listing Date: 2 November 1992

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1187584

English Heritage Legacy ID: 365616

Location: Brighton and Hove, BN3

County: The City of Brighton and Hove

Electoral Ward/Division: Goldsmid

Built-Up Area: Brighton and Hove

Traditional County: Sussex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): East Sussex

Church of England Parish: Hove St Barnabas

Church of England Diocese: Chichester

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This List entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 18/03/2019

TQ 2805 NE

STATION APPROACH (north side),
Hove Railway Station and footbridge

Railway station, including earlier railway station, and footbridge. Earlier building 1865-66, main building 1879, footbridge 1880s, station forecourt 1905. The architect of the main station was possibly F.D Bannister. Main station in classical style, earlier building in Tuscan villa style, and very similar to Portslade Railway Station (qv).

Main building: red brick, grey brick plinth, stone dressings and quoins, hipped bitumen covered slate roof with skylight, corrugated plastic sheeting to hipped roofs of station forecourt with cast-iron columns.

Plan: booking office with L-plan forecourt to south, two platforms with pedestrian bridge to north, (the bridge now linking Station Approach with Hove Park Villas with platform entrance closed), earlier station to east of booking office.

Main building: single-storey, seven bays, quoins to openings linked by continuous entablature, sash windows with six-pane upper lights, lower lights without glazing bars, two pedimented entrances with panelled double doors to booking office, double doors adjoining. Canopy carried on ornate fluted cast-iron columns with capitals and decorative brackets carrying ties, ornate stanchions to roof, shields with initials LBSCR (London, Brighton and South Coast Railway) incorporated in ironwork entablature; the simpler pieces of ironwork are thought to be renewals.

Earlier station: render over brick, bitumen covered hipped slate roof, bracket cornice; two storeys, 2:4:2 bays, end bays break forward slightly, segmental-headed window openings, moulded surrounds and sash windows without glazing bars. Main block flanked by two bay, single storey, rusticated wings, similar fenestration. At junction of the two stations, single-storey, two bay painted brick kiosk with hipped roof and cresting to ridge.

Interior of main station distinguished by console brackets to five-bay queen-post roof, cast-iron columns to platform canopies, plasterwork ceiling to waiting room, and remains of fine pedestrian bridge with twisted columns with acanthus leaf capitals surviving in places, also original cast-iron balusters.

The original railway station, known as Cliftonville, was closed in 1879 when the new station, then known as West Brighton, was built; in 1895 it was known as Hove.

Listing NGR: TQ2888805548

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