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51 and 53, the Drive

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

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Latitude: 50.8305 / 50°49'49"N

Longitude: -0.1681 / 0°10'5"W

OS Eastings: 529104

OS Northings: 105038

OS Grid: TQ291050

Mapcode National: GBR JNX.SD1

Mapcode Global: FRA B6JX.49X

Entry Name: 51 and 53, the Drive

Listing Date: 2 November 1992

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1187585

English Heritage Legacy ID: 365620

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 All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Chichester

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Listing Text


579-1/15/108 (West side)
Nos.51 AND 53


Pair of semi-detached houses, now subdivided into flats. Early
1880's, some alteration mid-late C20. Built by William
Willett. Yellow stock bricks, lavish use of moulded and
incised bricks for cornices, aprons, string courses and
lintels. Rendered basement, bitumen covered hipped slate
roofs. Corner site plan, principal elevation No.53
double-fronted facing onto The Drive, returned to Eaton Road
with No.51. Main elevation: 2 storeys plus attic over
basement, 1:3:1:3 bays, full-height canted bays, sashes
without glazing bars in segmental-headed openings, cills
carried on shaped brackets, hipped roof entrance bay
projecting into attic storey, gabled dormers with returns
rebuilt with glazed panels, round-arched entrance with ornate
capitals carried on slender shafts in arris, recessed panel
door with inserted lights, fanlight and sidelights renewed.
Left return: 2:1:1 bays, similar fenestration, full-height
canted bay right, hipped entrance bay projecting into attic
storey with applied pilasters, stairway windows in bay to left
cutting moulded string, entrance similar to that of No.53
approached by steep flight of steps. Forms part of group of
Willett estate houses in The Drive.
(Hove Street Directory: 1884-).

Listing NGR: TQ2910105036

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