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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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Listing Text


579-1/12/106 (North side)
Hove Railway Station and Footbridge


Railway station, including earlier railway station, and
footbridge. Earlier building 1865-6, 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, 2
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, 7 bays, quoins to openings
linked by continuous entablature, sash windows with 6-pane
upper lights, lower lights without glazing bars, 2 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 SLBC (South
London and Brighton Railway Company) incorporated in ironwork
entablature; the simpler pieces of iron work are thought to be
renewals. Earlier station: render over brick, bitumen covered
hipped slate roof, bracket cornice; 2 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 2 bay, single-storey, rusticated wings,
similar fenestration. At junction of the 2 stations, single
storey, 2-bay painted brick kiosk with hipped roof and
cresting to ridge.
Interior of main station distinguished by console brackets to
5-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
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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