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The South Eastern Electricity Board

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

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Latitude: 50.8247 / 50°49'28"N

Longitude: -0.1685 / 0°10'6"W

OS Eastings: 529094

OS Northings: 104389

OS Grid: TQ290043

Mapcode National: GBR JP3.66Q

Mapcode Global: FRA B6JX.J5X

Entry Name: The South Eastern Electricity Board

Listing Date: 31 May 1974

Last Amended: 2 November 1992

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1205528

English Heritage Legacy ID: 365535

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

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Listing Text


HOVE

TQ2904SW GRAND AVENUE
579-1/22/54 (East side)
31/05/74 The South Eastern Electricity Board
(Formerly Listed as:
KINGSWAY
The South Eastern Electricity Board)

GV II

Hotel and dwellings, now offices. 1871-1874, restored 1981
with large addition. Designed by James Knowles, builder
J.T.Chappell, extended by Fitzroy Robinson Miller Bourne &
Partners for Seeboard.
Yellow stock bricks, quoins, asbestos slate roofs with pyramid
roofs to corner towers, overhanging eaves with moulded
cornice, tall brick stacks with moulded caps. Italianate
style.
L-plan facing south, south front: 7-storey tower left,
6-storey right, central block of 5 storeys, 3:15:3 bays; small
pediment with heraldic achievement in tympanum covering the
central, slightly projecting, 3 bays, C20 plastic sash windows
without glazing bars, round-headed windows to upper stage of
tower, 3 lowest storeys canted bays, segmental heads to ground
floor and second floor windows, continous metal balconies on
shaped brackets to first and second floors. Former entrance
(now disused) in ninth bay right, panelled door. Left return
(west) of 3:3:3 bays with 6-storey tower, fenestration similar
to that of main elevation except for tripartite windows in
centre bay; abutting C20 addition. Entrance via C20 addition.
When first erected the building contained Mr Prince's Hotel in
the western part, with the entrance on the site of the present
rebuilt S.E.E.B. entrance, and dwellings and a club in the
remainder.
David Reuben Sassoon lived at No.7 and entertained the Shah of
Persia there in 1889. Over the years Prince's Hotel expanded
to include the whole block and down to the Second World War it
was one of the finest hotels in Hove. In 1948 it was purchased
by the S.E.E.B. who still use it as their headquarters.
(Middleton J: Hove in Old Picture Postcards: 1983-).


Listing NGR: TQ2909404389

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