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Hove Club and Attached Wall and Railings

A Grade II Listed Building in Brighton and Hove, Brighton and Hove

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Latitude: 50.8274 / 50°49'38"N

Longitude: -0.1717 / 0°10'18"W

OS Eastings: 528860

OS Northings: 104688

OS Grid: TQ288046

Mapcode National: GBR JP2.5DB

Mapcode Global: FRA B6JX.8XV

Plus Code: 9C2XRRGH+X8

Entry Name: Hove Club and Attached Wall and Railings

Listing Date: 2 November 1992

Last Amended: 2 October 2000

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1205450

English Heritage Legacy ID: 365527

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

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TQ 2804 NE,

FOURTH AVENUE (West side),
Number 28,
Hove Club and attached Wall railings




Clubhouse, part now casino. 1897 by Samuel Denman (Middleton, p.30); ground floor partly re-ordered and 1st floor converted for use as casino 1978; other late-C20 alterations. Red brick, stone dressings including string courses, panelled parapet, clay tiled roof with glazed skylight covering the apex of the south range, ornamental stacks in gable ends. Jacobean style. Parallel range set gable end onto the road (east), entrance on north front via loggia.

East front: 2 storeys over basement, 1:1:2:1:1 bays, second and fifth bays framed by buttresses formed of the chimney flues that are united in a minor ornamental gable before rising through the gable ends as chimney stacks; arch-head mullion and transom windows in stone with recessed sash windows without glazing bars, leaded lights to upper sections of ground-floor windows. Entrance ground floor end bay right, 2-light arch-head openings to 3-bay loggia on north front (now glazed), marble pavement and panelled double doors. Left return (south front): Five bays with the same divided flues as buttresses rising to ornamental gables at eaves level. Similar fenestration but with central ground-floor window altered late-C20 to provide French window onto late-C20 balustrades balcony approached by flight of steps, and with balcony under-built to provide small basement extension. Gatepiers and walls: brick with stone dressings, cast-iron railings. Fronting east end of building and returned to entrance. Six gatepiers with ornamental caps in Gothic style and moulded plinths; substantial cast-iron railings set in dwarf wall with moulded coping.

INTERIOR: raised-and-fielded panels to part-glazed doors and dados, the former in decorative, eared, architraves; moulded pilasters with heavy corbels supporting cross beams with moulded soffits; decorative low-relief plasterwork to cornice friezes and to compartmental ceilings; wood-block floors; fireplaces with bolection-moulded red marble architraves; Art-nouveau style decorative-leaded lights with tinted glass to windows and some doors. Open-well stair has decorative-panelled metal balusters with sun motif, moulded wooden newels and handrail, and panelled dado; mullioned-and-transomed stair window with round-arched lights and decorative glazing.

Middleton, J., The Hove Club 1882 -1982.

Listing NGR: TQ2886004688

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