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Latitude: 50.8277 / 50°49'39"N
Longitude: -0.1582 / 0°9'29"W
OS Eastings: 529814
OS Northings: 104749
OS Grid: TQ298047
Mapcode National: GBR JP3.2TC
Mapcode Global: FRA B6KX.86R
Entry Name: Wavertree House
Listing Date: 24 September 1992
Last Amended: 2 November 1992
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1298672
English Heritage Legacy ID: 365528
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
TQ2904NE FURZE HILL
579-1/19/47 (East side)
24/09/92 Wavertree House
Dwelling, now residential home for the elderly blind. Dated
1892, extended soon after.
Red brick with ashlar dressings, green slate roof, lead
covered ogee cap to oriel turret, tall external chimney
stacks. Jacobean style.
Plan: parallel range with cross gable forming entrance front.
2 storeys plus attic, 4-bay frontage, 2-storey oriel turret at
junction of west and south facades, 4- and 6-light mullion and
transom windows, 2 in gabled dormers right, centre balustraded
first floor oriel of 6 lights with arch-head window carried on
3 shaped brackets, arch-head entrance with unglazed 2-bay
opening above, panelled dado to porch, recessed half-glazed
door, sidelights and fanlight with ornamental leading, similar
inner door. Oriel turret at junction of facades lit on 3
Long south front to Lansdowne Road (North side) distinguished
by full-height bay window with balustraded parapet and leaded
windows, which lights the staircase.
Interior: ground floor only seen, contains few features of
interest apart from the original staircase with turned
balusters and moulded handrail. On view in the hall is a pen
and ink drawing of the house dated 1892 and signed by
The house is said to have been built for a German doctor,
presumably J.C. Uhthoff, physician, who in 1896 is the first
recorded occupant of the house in the street directories. The
main expenditure seems to have been on the exterior of the
building, which occupies a prominent position in Hove.
Listing NGR: TQ2981404749
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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