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56, the Drive

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

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Latitude: 50.8308 / 50°49'50"N

Longitude: -0.1673 / 0°10'2"W

OS Eastings: 529164

OS Northings: 105070

OS Grid: TQ291050

Mapcode National: GBR JNX.SMP

Mapcode Global: FRA B6JW.YG2

Entry Name: 56, the Drive

Listing Date: 2 November 1992

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1209777

English Heritage Legacy ID: 365623

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


579-1/15/110 (East side)


Villa, now including restaurant. 1880s, 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 slate roof with
hipped central attic bay, stacks forming continous walls on
returns. Plan: double fronted. 2 storeys plus attic over
basement, 3:1:3 bays, full-height bays flanking central bay
rising into attic storey, sash windows without glazing bars in
segmental headed openings, cills on shaped brackets,
round-arched entrance carried on rusticated piers with ornate
capitals, recessed panelled door with fanlight and sidelights,
approached by shallow flight of steps. Forms part of a group
of Willett buildings in The Drive.

Listing NGR: TQ2916805070

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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