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Latitude: 50.8192 / 50°49'9"N
Longitude: -0.1197 / 0°7'10"W
OS Eastings: 532549
OS Northings: 103873
OS Grid: TQ325038
Mapcode National: GBR KQH.DLH
Mapcode Global: FRA B6MX.Z1X
Entry Name: Number 53 and Attached Walls and Railings numbers 17 and 19 and Attached Walls and Railings
Listing Date: 26 August 1999
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1380545
English Heritage Legacy ID: 480785
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
TQ3203NE GREAT COLLEGE STREET
577-1/49/321 (North side)
and attached walls and railings
Includes: Nos.17 AND 19 and attached walls and railings ABBEY
Terraced houses. Mid C19. Stucco. Roof of slate.
EXTERIOR: composed of 2 blocks, that to corner has 2 storeys
with a 3-window range on the entrance elevation in Great
College Street and a 2-window range to return. Block to north
along Abbey Road has 3 storeys and a 2-window range; the whole
treated as if it were a tower to the main block. Italianate
style. Flat-arched entrance with overlight on Great College
Street; door of original design; entrance porch with piers in
antis; entablature with bracketed cornice and blocking course
above. To the right a single-storey canted bay with
tripartite, Tuscan pilaster strips at corners and joins with
wall; entablature with bracketed cornice and blocking course.
All windows flat arched. The ground floor has banded,
chamfered rustication. First-floor windows with projecting
sills. Cornice strip from which brackets spring to support
deep eaves; shields in the frieze between each pair of
brackets. Ground floor rustication and bracketed eaves
continue to return, where there is full-height canted bay with
tripartite windows to first floor, French doors to garden;
bracketed cornice between ground and first floors of bay only.
To right of bay round-arched entrance with a window above. On
Abbey Road a flat-arched entrance next to which is 2-storey
canted bay with Tuscan pilasters at corners and joins with
front wall, tripartite window to each floor; bracketed cornice
between the ground and first floor of the bay only; first
floor terminates in entablature. Cornice springing band for
broad bracketed eaves as on lower block. Stacks to centre and
INTERIOR: not inspected.
Railings and low wall to front garden. Abbey Road house was
once the home of Henry Abbey, Mayor of Brighton in 1875.
(Carder T: The Encyclopaedia of Brighton: Lewes: 1990-: 58).
Listing NGR: TQ3254903873
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