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Gableson Avenue, Withdean Numbered 31 August 19481. 1ESRO DB/D/27/285
Galliers Close, Patcham Herbert James Galliers was mayor of Brighton in 1928-29. Numbered 25 July 19351. 1ESRO DB/D/27/13
Gardner Centre Road see University of Sussex.  
Gardner Street

¶ North Laine conservation area.
Number of properties in 1822: 55. Renumbering by Lockwood 27 March 18841.
      12 was built as Swan Downer's School in 1819. Swan Downer also established a charity for clothing around the same time2. Rev H M Wagner proposed moving to abetter site in 1844. When the school moved to Dyke Road in 1859 it became a public house (The Sussex Arms) and later a shop. It is Grade II listed3.
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George Street, Brighton Developed with St James's Street as working-class residences. Named after the Prince Regent. Number of properties in 1822: 44.
      1-8 are all believed to be faced with mathematical tiles, although only no 1 retains the black glazed finish. Grade II listed1.
      21-25 and possibly 35 are faced with mathematical tiles but all are painted.
      Howell's Court was built in 1987 on the site of Howell's Almshouses, built by Charles Howell 1859 for 'reduced inhabitants'.
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George Street, Hove Probably named after George Gallard, a local brewer, who developed this part of Cliftonville. (See 44 Albany Villas and 3 Ventnor Villas.) 1854.
      39 Town Mission Daily Ragged Schools. 1855.
      43? George Street Assembly Rooms. 1881.
      85 was the Hove Fire Brigade station, as seen in James Williamson's film Fire! (1901). The Hove coat-of-arms and motto (Floreat Hova) appear in bas-relief on the pediment.
      † West Hove National School was designed by James Woodman. Agreement between John Parsons and Rev Walter Kelly of 23 June 18571.
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George Street, Portslade   1881
George Street Gardens From 26 Edward Street to Carlton Hill. 1851-1854
German Place Former name of Madeira Place. Number of properties in 1822: 24. The name was changed during the First World War. Ba1822
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Gerard Street, Preston   1881
Gerrard's Court At 43 King Street. Small houses. 1826-1851
Gladstone Place William Ewart Gladstone (1805-1898) was British prime minister 1868-1874, 1880-1885, February-July 1886 and 1892-1894. Renumbered 20 April 18811.
      27 was the home of writer A E Coppard (1878-1957) at the beginning of the 20th century2.
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2see '87. Lewes Road' in Carder: Encyclopaedia, 1990
Gladstone Row Part of the New England Quarter development, built by Quoin Estates and Development. The Gladstone (Stroudley B1) locomotive, built at the Brighton Railway Works 1882-1889, was in turn named after William Ewart Gladstone (1809-1898) who was in his second term as prime minister when the engine was introduced.  
Gladstone Terrace, Lewes Road    
Gladstone Terrace, Portslade   1881
Glebe Villas, Aldrington On the glebe land of St Leonard's Church (see New Church Road).
      Glebe Villas Hall was formerly known as St Leonard's Church Hall. It is owned by the diocese. A footpath adjacent to the hall leads to the Hockey Field; on land to the north of St Leonard's Church that was conveyed by the rector, Rev Arthur Richard Read, to John Jackson Clark JP in 19231.
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Glen Rise, Westdene Numbered 28 November 1950 and 6 June 19571. 1ESRO DB/D/27/291
Gleton Avenue, Hangleton Yes, that's Hangleton without the 'Han'.  
Gloucester Cottages   1851
Gloucester Lane Former name of Gloucester Road. 1826-51
Gloucester Mews   1851
Gloucester Passage

¶ North Laine conservation area.
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Gloucester Place

¶ Valley Gardens conservation area.
Number of properties in 1822: 22
      10-14 Astoria Cinema is Grade II listed1. Planning approval given for demolition and replacement by a retail/office/residential development.
      †16 was the home of Christina Edmunds (1835-1907), the 'chocolate cream poisoner'.
      †17 was the home of Magnus Volk, the electrical engineer, in 18852.
      18-19 Gloucester Place Baptist Church was designed by George Baines and opened in 1904 to take the congregation from Queen Square.
      26 is Grade II listed3, including the railings.
      Galeed Strict Baptist Chapel was designed by Benjamin H Nunn and opened in 1868.
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2South of England Telephone Company Subscriber List, 1885
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Gloucester Road

¶ North Laine conservation area.
Formerly known as Gloucester Lane.
      82 and 83 are Grade II listed1.
      83 was the Serpent PH, as evidenced by the bas relief in the stucco on the upper floor.
      86 was the workshop in 1910-12 of Bert Volk, son of Magnus, who repaired motor cars and made parts for his seaplanes here. Includes three apartments called The Volks, converted in 2003.
      Bollards at the north end of Kensington Gardens are Grade II listed2.
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Gloucester Square   1851
Gloucester Street

¶ North Laine conservation area.
      † Female Orphan Asylum. 1851.
      † Brighton, Hove and Preston Omnibus Company stables. 1891.
      Coach and Horses beershop leased to brewers Kidd & Hotblack on 19 February 18921.
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Glynde Road Inter war years pebbledash council housing development named after local Sussex villages (cf, Firle Road).  
Godwin Road, Hove Probably named after Earl Godwin (c.1001-1053), father of King Harold II (1022-1066).  
GOLDEN ACRES See Varndean Drive.  
Golden Lion Lane Ran between Brighton Square and East Street, now part of Market Street. Probably named after the Golden Fleece inn.  
Golden Lane

¶ Brunswick Town conservation area (part).
Off Western Street. The Anchor Brewery was here. Now a gated development. Ke1845
GOLDSMID Council ward, Hove. Sir Isaac Lyon Goldsmid was a landowner in the Hove/Preston area c.1840 (see also Davigdor Road, Palmeira Square), who lived at Wick House.  
Goldsmid Mews, Hove

¶ Brunswick Town conservation area.
At 16 Farm Road.  
Goldsmid Road Built from mid 1840s. About 20 houses under construction in 18541.
      1-22 1861.
1The Original Brighton and Hove Directory. Brighton: W J Taylor (late Leppard), 4th issue July 1854: 80
GOLDSTONE BOTTOM, West Preston In 1795 sentences of a court martial, held at the Castle Tavern in Castle Square of soldiers who had mutinied at Newhaven, were carried out here. Two men, Edward Cooke and Henry Parish were executed by firing squad while kneeling on their own coffins, six others each received 300 lashes (the sentence had been 1,000 lashes). The event was protected from protests by loaded cannon.1 1881
1Musgrave: Life in Brighton, 105-106
Goldstone Crescent, Hove       Boxer Tommy Farr (1913-1986) lived here at one time.  
Goldstone Lane, Hove       67 was designed by Donal Hutchinson and built in 2008.  
Goldstone Villas, Hove

¶ Cliftonville conservation area (Holy Trinity Church).
¶ Hove Station conservation area (west side: 14-100; east side: 7 to Cliftonville Court).
1881: known as Goldstone Villa Road.
      30 Europa House was a Primitive Methodist Church built in 1878. It closed in 1934 (the organ was taken to London Road Methodist Church) and became the Cliftonville Hall of the Independent Order of Oddfellows. It is now commercial offices.
      77 Claremont House was the scene of a double murder and suicide on 19 January 1893 when a classics teacher, A Black, killed his wife and small son before taking poison; the daughter survived1.
      Hove Station. See Station Approach, Hove.
1Northern Echo, 20 January 1893: 3
Golf Drive, Hollingbury Leads to Roedale Valley Allotments.
      30 The Diggers is a development of nine self-build houses constructed in 1994 using the Segal method, designed by Architype (see also Hogs Edge).
 
Gordon Road Scutt applied for approval of two houses from Brighton Borough Council on 6 January 18981. (See also Herbert Road.) 1ESRO DB/D/7/4648
Gordon Terrace Laid out in the early 1880s.  
Gorham Avenue, Rottingdean Horse trainer and bookmaker Ambrose Gorham became lord of the manor of Telscombe around 1900. His horse Shannon Lass won the Grand National in 1902.  
Gorham Close, Rottingdean  
Gorringe's Court   1851
Gothic Place Never listed in street directories.  
Grafton Street

¶ East Cliff conservation area.
Number of properties in 1822: 13.
      2,3,4,6,7,12 and 14 are Grade II listed1.
      13 Gratwicke House, including its railings, is Grade II listed2.
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Graham Avenue, Withdean Laid out by Lawrence Graham & Co, hence the name, in 19251. Renumbered 27 September 19342. 1ESRO DB/D/57/878-4
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Grand Avenue, Hove

¶ The Avenues conservation area.
      Queen Victoria Memorial was designed for the Diamond Jubilee in 1897 by Thomas Brock RA (1847-1922), later knighted, who was also responsible for the Victoria Memorial in front of Buckingham Palace, London. It was unveiled 9 February 1901; the queen had died on 22 January. It is Grade II listed1.
      War Memorial is by Edwin Lutyens and is Grade II listed2. It commemorates deaths between 1914 and 1919, rather than 1918, to include still serving troops who died during the influenza epidemic of that final winter. It was unveiled c1921 and later had its inscriptions modified to include the Second World War.
      1, now Brighton and Hove City Council offices known as King's House, was built in 1871-1874 as houses (no 7 was the home of David Reuben Sassoon, where he entertained the Shah of Persia in 1889) and a hotel (Prince's Hotel, owned by a Mr Prince, which eventually occupied the entire block). The architect was James Knowles and the builder J T Chappell. It was acquired by the South Eastern Electricity Board (Seeboard) in 1948 and substantially remodeled by Fitzroy Robinson Miller Bourne and Partners in 1981. The building is Grade II listed3.
      3 was built c1900-1903 by William Willett, designed by A Faulkner. It is Grade II listed4.
      4, a nine-storey purpose-built block of flats, was designed in moderne style by Murrell and Pigott
      6 was designed by E J Ockenden c1880. It is Grade II listed5, including its piers and railings.
      8-10 are Grade II listed6.
      9 was built 1899-1903.
      11 was the Hove Free Library and Hove School of Science and Art (1899). It is Grade II listed7.
      12, on the south-eastern corner of the junction with Church Street, was built c1900-1903 by William Willett, designed by A Faulkner. It is Grade II listed8.
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Grand Crescent, Rottingdean Numbered 27 Aug 19481. 1ESRO DB/D/27/285
Grand Junction Road

¶ Old Town conservation area (10-12 Princes Hotel).
¶ Valley Gardens conservation area (14).
(A259). A scheme to improve the 'line of road' between East Cliff and Marine Parade, involving the removal of Russell House at the southern end of the Steyne, was proposed in October 18221. The house was demolished in 1823 and the road eventually built 1827-1830. The groyne on the beach opposite East Street—once a pier for coal deliveries—is Grade II listed2, as are the railing that extend along King's Road3.
      10-12 Princes Hotel (now St Christopher's Inn) was built c1840 as a terrace of houses turning the corner into
Pool Valley. The building with its railings is Grade II listed4.
      Kiss Wall sculpture by Bruce Williams of a metal sheet perforated to depict six kisses, with metal seating on either side, was installed on 22 July 1992. It stands opposite East Street.
      Palace Pier. See Madeira Drive.
      Royal Albion Hotel (see Old Steine).
1The Brighton Gleaner 4 November 1822: 88
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Grand Parade

¶ Valley Gardens conservation area.
The section between Edward Street and Morley Street was called Town Parade (1799). Number of properties in 1822: 83.
      9-10 and 12-13 were built c1815 and faced with black mathematical tiles. They are Grade II listed1.
      14 is attributed to Wilds and Busby. Grade II listed2.
      17 was built c1815. Grade II listed3 with its attached railings.
      18-19 are attributed to Wilds and Busby. They are Grade II listed4.
      20-23, 26-27, 30-35 with, in most cases, their attached railings are Grade II listed5.
      37, now part of the Glenwood Lodge Hotel, a city council-owned hostel, is Grade II listed6. It is faced with mathematical tiles, painted.
      38, 40-41 and 46 with, in most cases, their attached railings are Grade II listed buildings7.
      47 Lancaster House was built c1840 and attributed to Sir Charles Barry (1795-1860). The future Brighton, Hove & Sussex Grammar School (then called the Brighton Proprietary Grammar and Commercial School for the Sons of Tradesmen) was founded here, opening on 18 July 1859 on an eight-year lease at £120pa, extended for one year at £150. It moved to Buckingham Road. Grade II listed8.
      53 University of Brighton Faculty of Arts and Architecture by the Brighton borough architect, Percy Billington, was opened in 1967 and extended in 1967 and 1969. French architect Le Corbusier was proposed for the large site but the idea was rejected by the local authority11. It replaced
      † Brighton School of Art, the purpose-built romanesque building which opened in 1859, with a foundation stone laid by Sir Henry Cole (1808-1882), and became the Brighton School of Art and Science in 1870. It was known as the Brighton College of Art and Crafts from 1947 until it merged into the newly formed Brighton Polytechnic in 1970, which in turn was re-designated the University of Brighton in 1992. The Sallis Benney Theatre commemorates the impressionist painter Ernest Alfred Sallis Benney (1894-1966) who was principal of the school from 1934.
      63 was the home of solicitor Edward Archer Wilde (1786-1871), one-time Sheriff of Middlesex, who died here.
      68 was built c1800 and was the home of the actor Andrew George Leigh (b 30 November 1887 in Brighton) in the 1920s. Grade II listed9. Probably parents' home—father was doctor
      69-73 were built c1800. Grade II listed10.
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11Clifford Musgrave: Life in Brighton: 423
Grand Parade Mews Accessed from William Street.
      The Waste House. Project of University of Brighton Arts Faculty, built 2013 from recycled waste materials by BBM Sustainable Design.
 
Grangeways, Patcham Numbered 16 March 19541. 1ESRO DB/D/27/319
Grant Street One of several streets built in the late 1860s and named after American presidents. Ulysses S Grant (1822-1885) became US president in 1869. (See also Jackson Street, Lincoln Street, Washington Street.) Renumbered 20 April 18811. 1ESRO DB/D/27/204
Grantham Road

¶ Preston Park conservation area.
 
Grayford Road    
Great College Street

¶ East Cliff conservation area.
Adjacent to Brighton College (see Eastern Road and cf, College Gardens, etc).
      53, with its attached walls and railing, is Grade II listed1 as a group with 17 and 19 Abbey Road. The lamp post opposite is also Grade II listed2.
      Lamp posts in front of nos 26, 43 and 45 are Grade II listed3.
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Great Cowdown, Portslade Presumably a former cattle-grazing area.  
Great East Street Former name (1778) of East Street, to distinguish it from Little East Street.  
Great Russell Street See Russell Street. 1851
GREATER BRIGHTON The name of the project that led to the expansion of the borough in 1928 under the Brighton Corporation Act 1927.  
Green, The, Hove Built on land off Dyke Road surrounding Barrowfield Lodge, a (very) large house now converted to flats, along with Woodlands, Barrowfield Drive and Elm Close.  
Green, The, Ovingdean Land to the west of Greenways.  
Green, The, Rottingdean

¶ Rottingdean conservation area.
Formerly known as Pump Green and renamed 27 July 1933 and 9 November 19331, it was registered by Brighton Corporation as a common in 1973. As well as properties listed below, the following are Grade II listed: Cavendish2, Dale Cottage3, North End House4, Norton House5, The Dene6, Timbers and the walls and buildings of Kipling Gardens7 (see also High Street, Rottingdean).
      Court House, once a farmhouse (Court House Farm) and 1-2 Court House Close are Grade II* listed.8
      Wall letter box opposite Court House bears the VR royal cipher. Listed17.
      The Dene was built in 1832. It was the Ridsdale family home; Lucy Ridsdale married the future prime minister Stanley Baldwin in St Margaret's church (see below) in 1892. Baldwin's aunt Alice was married to Rudyard Kipling. It is now sheltered housing, run by the Teachers' Housing Association. Grade II listed.18
      Down House was part of the Old Farmhouse (qv) and dates from 1690 with a front from 1730. It is Grade II* listed9, its garden wall is Grade II listed.10
      The Elms, an 18th century house, was the home of the writer Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) from 1897 to 1903. Plaque. Grade II listed.11
      The Grange was a former vicarage, given its current name by the painter Sir William Nicholson (1872-1949), who produced a woodcut of the Rottingdean Windmill (see Nevill Road, Rottingdean). The house was remodelled and enlarged in 1920 by Sir Edwin Lutyens for the lawyer Sir George Lewis with Gertude Jekyll working on the garden design. It is now a museum run by the Rottingdean Preservation Society.
      Hillside was the farmhouse for West Side Farm and is inscribed with the date 1724 above the porch. It is Grade II* listed12; its gazebo, garden wall and barn to the south-west are Grade II listed.13
      The Old Farmhouse, which bears the inscribed date 1619, is Grade II* listed.14
      Prospect Cottage and Aubrey Cottage/House were merged to form the home, known together as North End House, of the painter Sir Edward Burne-Jones Bt (1833-1898) from 1880 until his death. The frontage, designed by W A S Benson, was added in 1889. The artist (later Sir) William Nicholson (1872-1949) bought the house in 1920 and sold it to Sir Roderick Jones and his wife Enid Bagnold (1889-1981), the writer, in 1923, who also bought and merged the adjoining Gothic House. The three houses were later separated. A blue plaque marks Burne-Jones' occupation of Prospect Cottage; another commemorates Bagnold's residence, with that of her fellow writer Angela Thirkell, Burne-Jones' granddaughter, who stayed here. Burne-Jones, Bagnold and Thirkell are buried in Rottingdean churchyard opposite.
      St Margaret's Church originated c1200, with a south aisle added by Sir George Gilbert Scott in 1856 when carrying out general restoration. Some of the stained glass is by Morris & Company and nearly all windows are designed by Edward Burne-Jones, who is buried and commemorated here. The church is Grade II* listed15; its walls, lych gate (1897) and six tombs in the churchyard are Grade II listed16.
      The War Memorial was placed here in 1920.
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Green Ridge, Westdene Named 5 April 19381. Numbered 6 July 19482, 5 January 19543, 6 June 19574, 27 June 19575. 1ESRO DB/D/27/40
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Greenbank Avenue, Saltdean The section north of Mount Drive was formerly known as Quarry Road.  
Greenfield Close Renumbered 1 May 19471. 1ESRO DB/D/27/272
Greenfield Crescent Numbered 2 July 19381. 1ESRO DB/D/27/44
Greenway A 'green way', part of the New England Quarter development.  
Greenway Bottom, Ovingdean Renamed Greenways 26 April 19341. 1ESRO DB/D/27/20
Greenway Road, Ovingdean Renamed Greenways, 9 November 19331. 1ESRO ACC8745/61
Greenways, Ovingdean

¶ Ovingdean conservation area (Aldingbourne Farmhouse, Field End, The Lodge, Bulstrode Farmhouse, St Wulfran's Church, Rectory, Rectory Cottage, Rectory Lodge, Tythe Barn, Grange Farm Cottages 9-13 consecutive, Ovingdean Grange, Ovingdean Hall, The Granary).
Formerly Greenway Road and Greenway Bottom, renamed 9 November 1933 and 26 April 19341. Numbered 16 June 19482.
      Bulstrode Farm.
      Ian Fraser House at St Dunstan's, designed by Burnet, Tait and Lorne and built 1935-1938 as a rehabilitation centre for blinded ex-servicemen. The house, its chapel and walls are Grade II listed.3
      Ovingdean Grange, a farmhouse partly dating from the 17th century and now Grade II listed, gave the title of an 1857 novel Ovingdean Grange, a tale of the South Downs by William Harrison Ainsworth (see also Ainsworth Avenue), in which Charles II is said to have stayed here briefly while escaping to France (he actually stayed at the George Inn in West Street and never went near Ovingdean). Later owned by Brighton Council and let as a farm, the tenants including Frank Masefield-Baker, mayor of Brighton in 1969-1970, it was auctioned in 1987. Farm buildings were converted into housing. The former stables, dating from the 18th century are Grade II listed4
      Ovingdean Hall was built on a 26-acre site c1782 for Nathaniel Kemp, uncle of Thomas Read Kemp, who developed Kemp Town. It was the birthplace of Charles Eamer Kempe, the stained glass designer. In 1945 it was bought by the Brighton Institute for the Deaf and Dumb and accepted its first pupil in 1948. It is Grade II listed.5
      Ovingdean Rectory, built 1804-1807, is Grade II* listed.6 The Rectory Cottage, Rectory Lodge and the rectory's coach house are Grade II listed.7
      St Wulfran's Church is a flint-stone building that dates from the 12th century, with a tower from the 13th century. It is one of only two churches in the country dedicated to the saint. It is Grade I listed11. Buried in the churchyard are the pioneer electrical engineer Magnus Volk (1951-1937), Helena Normanton (1882-1957), the first practising female barrister in the UK, and the eminent stained glass designer Charles Eamer Kempe (1837-1907), who designed windows and other decorations in the church and the Kemp family tomb wherein he lies and which is Grade II listed.8
      Wall letter box bears the VR royal cipher.
      Tythe Barn, a 19th century farm building converted into a residence, is Grade II listed.9
      11-13, dating from the early 19th century, and The Granary (a former garage) are Grade II listed10.
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Greenways Corner, Ovingdean

¶ Ovingdean conservation area.
Off Greenways, small 1930s development at the entrance to Bulstrode Farm.  
Grenville Place Built early 1820s. Number of properties in 1822: 21. Lost in the Churchill Square development.
      17 was the original Sussex Throat and Ear Hospital 1879-1882, when it moved to Queen's Road.
      38 was the home of the actor William Fox (1911-2008) and his wife, the actress Patricia Hilliard (1916-2001), in the 1950s.
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Grenville Street Now beneath the Churchill Square shopping complex, the diverted Grenville Place.  
Grosvenor Court    
Grosvenor Place   1851
Grosvenor Street       Tyson Place, named after Nicholas Tyson. The wiccan Doreen Valiente (1922-1999) lived here from 1972 until her death. 1851
Grove Cottages   1851
Grove Court and Yard   1861
Grove Hill Created in 1960-61 to replace Grove Street.
      Highleigh, the first of the seven tower blocks built in this area, was opened by the mayor of Brighton, Alan Johnson, on 16 May 1961.
 
Grove Road Former name of York Road.  
Grove Street The last street to be built between Albion Street and Southover Street. Pa1895
Guildford Road

¶ West Hill conservation area.
Built c1805. Ta1854
Guildford Street

¶ West Hill conservation area.
Formerly known as Upper Trafalgar Street. Fo1848
Guildford Terrace Dates from c1810. Former name of Carlton Street. Fo1848
Gwydyr Mansions See Holland Road.  
Gypsey Lane Former name of Upper Lewes Road.  

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