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Numbers 12-21 and Attached Walls, Piers and Railings

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

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.817 / 50°49'1"N

Longitude: -0.1152 / 0°6'54"W

OS Eastings: 532872

OS Northings: 103633

OS Grid: TQ328036

Mapcode National: GBR KQH.MQL

Mapcode Global: FRA B6NY.0YZ

Entry Name: Numbers 12-21 and Attached Walls, Piers and Railings

Listing Date: 26 August 1999

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1380254

English Heritage Legacy ID: 480051

Location: Brighton and Hove, BN2

County: The City of Brighton and Hove

Electoral Ward/Division: East Brighton

Built-Up Area: Brighton and Hove

Traditional County: Sussex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): East Sussex

Church of England Parish: Brighton St George with St Anne and St Mark

Church of England Diocese: Chichester

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Listing Text


BRIGHTON

TQ3203NE CHESHAM PLACE
577-1/49/140 (East side)
Nos.12-21 (Consecutive)
and attached walls, piers and
railings

GV II

Terraced houses, now flats. Mid C19. Stucco. Roofs of pantile
to Nos 12, 14, 15 and 21, and of slate to Nos 13, 17, 18 and
20; No.16 of asbestos shingles; and No.19 obscured by parapet.
EXTERIOR: 3 storeys and attic over basement. 3 windows each.
All entrances are paired and there is a straight join between
paired units. By breaking joins between alternate units, the
terrace steps down the slope from north to south. All are
built to a common design.
The elevation is treated as a full-height and nearly
full-width canted bay. To either side, on the party walls, are
full-height quoin strips which are interrupted by a series of
horizontal mouldings described below. The flat-arched entrance
with overlight is reached up a short flight of steps. This
entrance, set to the party wall and recessed under the bay, is
framed by an aedicule consisting of a pair of Tuscan columns.
On one side, the column is attached to the bay and on the
other it is freestanding. The latter is on the line of the
party wall and is shared by the adjacent unit's porch. The
aedicule's entablature continues across the ground floor
becoming the fascia for a first-floor balcony. This balcony is
supported at the other party wall by a broad bracket. The
ground floor is rendered as banded, chamfered rustication. The
2, flat-arched windows to the side of the entrance have
quadrant corners and keyed lintels; each ground-floor window
has a moulded projecting sill supported by a pair of console
brackets; the second-floor windows have similar sills. The
first-floor balcony is enclosed by cast-iron railings in a
heart and scroll pattern, a detail which recalls late C18 and
C19 railings. The full-height, first-floor windows have
stilted, segmental heads, with a springing band continuous
across the facade; architraves to the window heads only. The
second-floor windows are flat arched, that in the centre has
quadrant corners and is set in an aedicule consisting of
Tuscan pilasters and broad entablature. The cornice of this
entablature continues across the elevation and serves to mark
the division between second floor and attic. The attic windows
are round arched with projecting sills; architraves, to the
heads only, are tied together by springing bands. The
continuous entablature above has a bracketed dentil cornice.
The return of No.12 has a 3-window range, each range repeating
the centre range of the main elevation. No.21 has a one-window
range return of similar design. Of special note are the
second-floor and attic windows in the centre range, which have
2 x 2 sashes. The same sash pattern recurs in the centre
first-floor window of Nos 12 and 16. The centre first-floor
window of No.14 has a top sash of 4 panes. There are walls,
piers and railings to each area and entrance. The railing
uprights are twisted shafts topped by fleur-de-lys. Stacks to
end and party walls. The windows of Nos 18 and 21 have
cast-iron flower guards of a mid to late C19 design.
INTERIOR: not inspected.
Although built in the Victorian period, the design of the
units recalls the Regency terraces which are so typical of
Kemp Town. While it would be wrong to characterize these as
"Regency Revival", this group as well as Nos 7-11 across the
street (qv) are definitely consistent with a local tradition.
The terrace forms a group with Nos 1-11 Chesham Place (qv).


Listing NGR: TQ3287203633

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