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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1205450
English Heritage Legacy ID: 365527
Location: Brighton and Hove, BN3
County: The City of 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
TQ 2804 NE,
FOURTH AVENUE (West side),
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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