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|Ladies Mile Estate||Built around the former drove road between Patcham and Stanmer, comprising Ladies Mile Road, Barrhill Avenue, Braeside Avenue, Craignair Avenue, Heston Avenue, Highview Avenue, Mackie Avenue, Sandyhills Avenue, Solway Avenue and Vale Avenue, Developed by George Ferguson (see White House, Ladies Mile Road) and named 27 April 19331. Completed by 1936.||1ESRO DB/D/27/30|
|Laburnum Avenue, Hove||One of a group of adjacent roads with apparently random tree names (Acacia, Elm, Maple, Rowan).|
|Ladies Mile Close, Patcham||Numbered 6 June 19571.||1ESRO DB/D/27/350|
|Ladies Mile Road, Patcham||Formerly The Drove when a farm lane from Patcham village to Old Boat Corner until the early 20th century. Named July 19281 and 27 April 19332, 3. Renumbered January 19414.
36-44 Drove Cottages were built for the poor of the parish in 1815.5
Ladies Mile Hotel opened in 1935.
Margaret Hardy School was a girls' school, moved here from York Place, named after the first woman mayor of Brighton, Alderman Miss Margaret Hardy.
Patcham Fawcett School was a boys' school—moved here from York Place—for which planning permission was granted in October 1962. Permission to demolish the school buildings was given in December 1993 and to allow construction of housing on the site in March 1994 (see Windmill View).
Patcham Methodist Church opened in 1968, replacing Drove Barn, which had been converted into a church in 1935. Peter Gibbs was the architect.
Place Farm House takes its name from the farm that covered this area from at least the 13th century. It is now a nursing home.
White House was the home of George Ferguson, developer of the Ladies Mile housing estate at Eastwick Bottom. It became a state nursery school (one of only three in Brighton) and then Dharma School, an independent school.
5Image from 1905
|Ladysmith Road||Commemorates the siege in 1899-1900 during the Boer War (cf, Kimberley Road, Mafeking Road). Built 19031. Renumbered by Tillstone 19152.
Wall letterbox in its own brick enclosure outside 33 bears the VR insignia of the Victorian era.
|Laine Close, Withdean||Takes its name from Laine House, which stood on the site (see Preston Road).|
|† Lambert's Cottages||At 48 Waterloo Street.||1854|
|Lancaster Road, Prestonville||Goldsmid land. Built in the 1890s.
27 built c1894 by Beves and Tooth1.
St Luke's Vicarage. 1881.
|Lancaster Villas, Prestonville||Incorporated in Old Shoreham Road 30 August 19381.||1ESRO DB/D/27/47|
|† Landers Buildings||1861|
|Landseer Road, Hove||Sir Edwin Landseer RA (1792-1873) was a pre-eminent English painter, who lived in Queensbury Mews. The road was built c.1905. One of five Victorian painters commemorated in adjacent streets (the others being Frith, Leighton, Poynter and Prinsep).|
|LANES, THE||Preserved part of old Brighton between Black Lion Street, East Street, Middle Street and North Street, consisting of picturesque narrow streets. (Not to be confused with 'laines', the name for smallholdings surrounding the original town now preserved in the North Laine.)|
|Langridge Drive, Portslade||Named after Sussex cricketer John Langridge (1910-1999).|
|† Lansdowne Mansions, Hove.||1881|
|Lansdowne Mews, Hove
¶ Brunswick Town conservation area.
|At 4 Farm Road.||1881|
|Lansdowne Place, Hove
¶ Brunswick Town conservation area.
|All buildings south of the junction with Western Road were designed by C A Busby and all are Grade II listed1. Known as Wick Lane until 1834, when it was renamed in honour of Henry Petty-Fitzmaurice, 3rd Marquess of Lansdowne (1780-1863), who had been Chancellor of the Exchequer at the age of 25. In the late 19th century it was mainly apartment and boarding houses.
1-7 were designed by C A Busby and built 1830-32. All are now hotels and Grade II listed2.
2-48, including 44-47 Western Road, Hove, Hove, built c1830-1840, with later alterations, including 20th century shop fronts.
2 was the home of the artist Anthony Vandyke Copley Fielding (1787-1855). It is now a hotel.
4 was the home and workplace of architect C A Busby. City of Brighton & Hove plaque.
13-15, 17-19, 21,21a-23 are three pairs of semi-detached villas, built 1830-32.Grade II listed3
16 was the lodging-house home of John Leech (1817-1864), the illustrator, Punch cartoonist and friend of Charles Dickens, who visited. Plaque sponsored by a television company.
25-31 were built c1830-1840.Grade II listed3
33-55 were built c1830-1840. Grade II listed4. No 55 was formerly part of 48-59 Western Road, Hove.
52-118 were built c1850-1860 and are Grade II listed5.
64 was a residence of journalist and politician T P O'Connor MP around 1900. .
59-127 were built c1850-1860 but probably later than the terrace opposite and are Grade II listed6.
108-112 was Mowden Boys' Preparatory School, which moved here from Hatfield Peverel, Essex in 1901, to c1915, by when it had moved to The Droveway.
119 was the home of Captain Theodore Wright VC (1883-1914).
|Lansdowne Road, Hove
¶ Brunswick Town conservation area (2-8 even).
|Formerly called Wick Road until the 1850s. 'No houses' in 1859.
3, originally Wick Lodge and later St Michael's Hall (when it was a girls' [boys'?] school), and its Lodge (also known as St Michael's Lodge) date from the early 19th century. Both Grade II listed. The main villa was enlarged c1900 and later became Claremont School (boys' prep). Requisitioned for military use during the Second World War, when it was called Claremont House, in 1945 it became a children's home, St Anne's Convent, run by the Poor Servants of the Mother of God, moving here from 49 Buckingham Place. From 1949 an adjacent building, Woodside, was used as an under-fives kindergarten (see also 3a below). When child-care policies changed the nuns moved St Anne's Convent to Woodside in 1994. The main building was occupied by squatters, who were evicted in 1995. After renovation, it became the Bodhisattva Buddhist Centre in 19971.
3a Marina House was used with Woodside (see above) as a day care centre for homeless women. It is now used for the care of people with learning difficulties.
6 Brighton and Hove Progressive Synagogue, founded in November 1935, is where the first Jewish public same-sex marriage ceremony was held on 24 March 2006 following passing of the Civil Partnership Act; the rabbi, Elizabeth Tikvah Sarah, was one of the partners.
21 The Red House was built for Lord Carnarvon in 1913.
Hove Crown Court.
Lansdowne Lodge. 1881.
Pillar box near the north-east corner of Brunswick Place bears the VR royal cipher.
Mercia House. St Anne's Home for Invalid and Crippled Children relocated here around the time of World War Two.
See also 29-30 Brunswick Road (Lansworth House).
1My Brighton and Hove; Schnews.org.uk
¶ Brunswick Town conservation area.
|Designed by C A Busby and built 1830-1833. All houses are Grade II listed1.||1EH|
|Lansdowne Street, Hove
¶ Brunswick Town conservation area.
|† Lansdowne Terrace East, Hove||From 52 Lansdowne Place to Western Road.||1854|
|† Lansdowne Terrace West, Hove||From 59 Lansdowne Place to continuation of New Western Road, Hove.||1854|
|Larkfield Close, Withdean||Named 5 April 19381.||1ESRO DB/D/27/41|
|Larkfield Way, Withdean||Named 5 April 19381. Renumbered 1 May 19472.||1ESRO DB/D/27/270A
|Laurel Gardens||Off Lavender Street.||4Wetton & Jarvis map 1822|
|† Laurel Place||Number of properties in 1822: 24.||Ba1822|
|Laurel Road||At 52 Lavender Street. Small houses.||1854|
|† Laurel Row||Connected Upper Bedford Street and Lavender Street. Poor quality housing built c.1810 that deteriorated quite quickly. Mostly cleared by the 1940s, remaining non-residential properties finally demolished early 1950s.|
|Lauriston Road, Preston
¶ Preston Park conservation area (north side; south side 3-29 odd).
|The houses on the north side were designed for the Stanford estate by Scottish-born London architect Charles Stanley Peach (1858-1934) in August 1898. It is named after Lauriston Castle in Montrose, Scotland; after his death in 1853 Thomas Stanford's widow Eleanor married Captain G V Macdonald, whose family seat was at the castle. Renumbered 17 March 19041.||1ESRO DB/D/27/125|
|∫ Lavender Hill||Former name of Lavender Street.|
|Lavender Street||Originally known c1822 as Lavender Hill1. Number of properties in 1822: 21. Three houses here were put up for auction in 1833 in connection with bankruptcy proceedings against Villeroy Russell (see Portland Place and Essex Street). 1890s: retail and trades. Now high- and low-rise housing.
33 Paradise Street was adjacent.
1Wetton & Jarvis map
|Lawrence Road, Hove||One of several roads south of Portland Road named after painters, in this instance the English portraitist Sir Thomas Lawrence (1769-1830).|
|† Lawrence Street, Portslade||1881.|
|∫ Layne, The, Coldean||Former name of Ashburnham Close.|
|Leahurst Court and Leahurst Court Road||On the site of the Victorian house called Lea Hurst.|
|†Leach's (Leeches) Court||At 45 Middle Street. Small houses.||1826-1854|
|Leicester Street||Previously called Barrowcliff Street and opening onto Edward Street (at 79). Formerly small houses, replaced by shop and flats, with access to rear of Egremont Place and Tillstone Street; no thoroughfare.
Pilgrims Cottages, built 1854 by the Soames family for indigent over-60s. Nine cottages each contained two flats, rent for each being only 3s (15p) a week in the 1950s.1
|1James Gray, image|
|Leighton Road, Hove||Lord Leighton PRA (1830-1896) was an English painter and President of the Royal Academy. The road was built c.1905. One of five Victorian painters commemorated in adjacent streets (the others being Frith, Landseer, Poynter and Prinsep).|
|Lenham Road East, Rottingdean||Numbered 1 September 1948 and 25 January 19601.||1ESRO DB/D/27/285|
|Lenham Road West, Rottingdean||Numbered 1 September 19481.||1ESRO DB/D/27/4|
|∫ Lennox Place||Former name of 1-3 Richmond Terrace.
1 was the home of the brewer H P Tamplin1.
|Lennox Road, Aldrington.||One of five neighbouring roads laid out by 30 July 1900 when the land was acquired by George Payne and Edgar Payne of Bayswater, London for £11,345. Terraced houses (37).||1ESRO AMS5976/1|
|† Lennox Road, Brighton.||From Round Hill Crescent to Richmond Road. Laid out for building in 1862, still under construction in 1869.||F1861|
|Lennox Street||Taylor's Mill (also known as East Mill) was moved to the top of the street from Sudeley Place in the mid 1840s but collapsed in 1862 when it was due to be moved to Woodingdean.||1851|
|∫ Lennox Terrace||Former name of Windmill Street.||1854|
¶ West Hill conservation area.
|Commemorates Leopold I (1790-1865), first King of the Belgians, uncle of Queen Victoria, after whom Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany (1853-1884), Victoria's eighth child was named. One pair of four-storey semi-detached houses on the south side, two on the north side, with an infill property between one of the latter and the corner house in Buckingham Road. Under construction 1870.
5 was the birthplace and childhood home of John Theodore Combridge.
Pillar box near the junction with Dyke Road bears the VR royal cipher.
|Level, The||Triangular flat area in the angle between Lewes Road and London Road laid out in 1822. Noted as an early cricket pitch. Used for fairs, etc, from 1807 onwards after the decision to build what became Regency Square on Belle Vue Field.|
|† Lewers Terrace, Hove||The 14 premises (shops with three storeys of accommodation above) in Church Road between Hove library and Hove Street .|
|† Lewes Buildings||Should be Lewis's Buildings (qv) (?)||1851|
¶ Kemp Town conservation area.
|Two arcs each of 14 houses, all being Grade I listed1. Named after the nearby county town of East Sussex. The lampposts in front of no 18 and near the corner with Chichester Terrace are Grade II listed1. The eastern pillars bear plaque to homeopathic pioneer G Ruthven Mitchell and his wife Anne, who lived in the crescent 1960-1983.
1 Fife House and adjoining 13 Chichester Terrace was the home of 6th Duke of Devonshire 1828-1858 and later a residence of Edward VII's daughter Princess Louise 1896-1924 and her husband the 1st Duke of Fife; Edward VII convalesced here in 1908. Badly worn Regency Society plaque.
5 was the residence of Lewis Cubitt c1864 to 1883 and his brother-in-law Edgar Alfred Bowring c1884-1911.
9 was the home of the bibliophile and artist Cornelius Paine.
13 was the home of builder Thomas Cubitt (1788-1855) from 1846 until his death. Regency Society plaque.
15-16 was converted for use as a military hospital during World War I.
16 is where novelist Henry James spent the Christmases in 1905 and 1906.
17 was the home of Lord Frederick Elwyn-Jones and his wife, the artist and author Pearl Binder. Brighton Corporation plaque.
17a was the home of J Baxter Somerville c1946-c1958.
18 Flat 2 was the home of producer Herbert Wilcox and actress Anna Neagle 1953 to 1969. Brighton Corporation plaque.
19a was the basement-flat residence of actor, producer and investor Jack Buchanan in 1960. It was the residence of novelist Ann Quinn in 1972-73.
20 (basement flat) was the residence of wiccan Doreen Valiente from 1956 to 1972.
22 was requisitioned as WRNS quarters during the Second World War.
22 was the residence of William Rose c1960..
25 was the original home of Roedean School, founded as Wimbledon House School in October 1885. Plaque.
26 HRH Princess Suvadhana of Siam lived here c.1948-1954.
¶ Valley Gardens conservation area (The Level, Almshouses 1-12 consecutive).
|A270. Turnpiked in 1770. North of Bear Road known as Lewes Road, East Preston. Section from Gladstone Terrace to St Martin's Place renumbered 7 July 18921, at corner of Wellington Road numbered 28 September 19332.
Allen Arms and Allen Arms Cottages 1851.
Bear Cottage. 1881.
Bear Inn. 1881.
Brighton Extramural Cemetery was established on land that had been farm land of Scabe's Castle. It was consecrated on 14 November 1857 by the Bishop of Chichester, Dr A T Gilbert. The chapel is Grade II listed3, as are several mausoleums. That of Edmund Chaplin Baldwin (1860-c1929) was designed by John Leopold Denman but is undated. Tomb of John Collingwood (1796-1861) was designed by W Burnett; Rev Frederick William Robertson (1816-1853), who preached at Holy Trinity Church in Ship Street, has a the memorial sculpted by William Wyon RA and paid for by members of the Brighton Mechanics Institute and other townsfolk. The Ray Mausoleum was erected in 1850 with shelves for 42 coffins, of which 14 are occupied, the earliest being Lucy Langford Ray (d 1856) and Robert Ray (d 1871).The drinking fountain in front of the Ray Mausoleum was installed in 1851 by the Brighton Extramural Company is attributed to Amon Henry Wilds, who was employed by the company. See also Hartington Road.
Cavalry Barracks. 1881.
Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints opened in 1993, replacing the Mormon church in Park Close, Coldean.
Church of St Martin and St Wilfrid was designed by George Somers Clarke and built in 1874-1875 for the three sons of Rev Henry Wagner, the vicar of Brighton, in memory of their father. Designed mainly in red brick, it is Grade II* listed4.
Cockroft Building of the University of Brighton. The Aldrich Library was designed by Long & Kentish and opened in 1996.
Lewes Road Congregational Church was designed by Bristol architect Alfred Harford and built in 1878-79. The street elevation was retained when the site was redeveloped for housing in 1997.
Lewes Road Station opened on 1 September 1873 on the Kemp Town branch line of the London Brighton & South Coast Railway, accessed by a covered stairway from Lewes Road, alongside the viaduct.
Lewes Road Viaducts. The southern viaduct was a 14-arch brick structure on the Kemp Town railway branch line, was built 1868/69 and demolished in 1976. A public convenience and covered stairway to Lewes Road Station were adjacent. The arches between Lewes Road and Melbourne Street were demolished in 1976 and the rmaining western section in 1983 to make way for the Sainsbury's store and Vogue Gyratory roadway. The northern viaduct at East Moulescoomb was built 1844/45 to carry the line from Brighton to Lewes, Newhaven and the east.
Moulescoomb Place was built as a private house for Benjamin Tillstone in 1790 to incorporate part of a late medieval building. The family was one of the main landowners in the area until the early 20th century. The south wing was added in 1913. The building, now a social club and offices of the University of Brighton, is Grade II listed5.
Percy and Wagner Almshouses began with the construction of nos 4-9 in 1795—making it the earliest development in the road—for Dorothy and Philadelphia Percy, daughters of the Duke of Northumberland, to house six poor Church of England clergy widows. Rev Henry Wagner and his sister Mary added the remaining six houses in 1859 in memory of the Marquess of Bristol. The almshouses, restored in 1975-1976, and the garden wall are Grade II listed6.
Preston Barracks were built on land bought by the government in 1796.
Preston Laundry. 1881.
Race Hill Inn. 1851.
Rose Cottage. 1881.
Royal Hussars Inn. 1881.
Scab's Castle Cottage. 1851. See also Scab's Castle.
Woodvale Cemetery: the north lodge is Grade II listed7. The memorial to John Frederick Ginnett (1819-1892), the horseman and circus proprietor, and his wife, composed a horse on an elevated plinth in Portland stone was erected in 1892 and is Grade II listed8. John Urpeth Rastrick (1780-1856), the civil engineer responsible for much of the London Brighton & South Coast Railway, is commemorated by a large granite table tomb made by W&J Freeman, although he never lived in the town.
Woodvale Crematorium is Grade II listed9.
16 was originally Tilley's horse bus stables. It became the Arcadia Theatre of Varieties in 1907 and the Arcadia Cinema in 1910, closing in May 1956. It is now the Brighton Trades & Labour Club.
78-81 was Lewes Road School and Chapel. Now Stanley Court YMCA hostel of 31 self-contained flats10.
107-108 was the Gaiety Cinema from 1937 to 1980. The site is now occupied by a garage and shop.
• See also Coombe Terrace.
|† Lewes Road, houses known as back of||Descriptive address.||1
|† Lewes Road Station||Opened on 1 September 1873 at the corner of D'Aubigny Road and Richmond Road. Steps led up to the station from Lewes Road. Sainsbury's supermarket is on the site.|
|Lewis Buildings||(Both Lewis Buildings and Lewis's Buildings are in the 1826 Ratebook on different pages but could be the same.)||1826|
|† Lewis's Buildings||From 36 Ship Street to 27 Duke Street.||1826-1854|
|† Lime Street||1826-1854|
|Linchmere Avenue, Saltdean||Numbered 6 June 19571.||1ESRO DB/D/27/348|
|Lincoln Cottages||Built by Davey Bros in 1898: then 12 houses plus stables1.||1ESRO DB/D/7/4682, 4690, 4722|
|Lincoln Street||Built in the late 1860s and named after Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865), the recently assassinated US president. (See also Grant Street, Jackson Street, Washington Street.) Renumbered 20 April 18811.
33 was the birthplace in 1890 of social activist Harry Cowley.
|Linton Road, Hove|
|† Lion Gardens||1826-1851|
|Lions Gardens, Withdean|
|† Lisburn Cottages, Portslade||1881|
|† Little Baker Street||From Kingsbury Road to Brunswick Place North. 1851-1854.|
|† Little Castle Square||Number of properties in 1822: 27.||Ba1822|
|Little Crescent, Rottingdean||Numbered 6 September 19481.||1ESRO DB/D/27/285|
|Little East Street
¶ Old Town conservation area.
|Western branch of East Street.
6 Andrew's Cottages was formerly two shops (an ironmonger's and a stationer's) dating from the late 18th or early 19th century, the two being merged as Samuel Andrew's fishing tackle shop in 1845. Now a café. It is Grade II listed1.
7 was the home of architect Amon Wilds in 1812; he also owned nos 8 and 9—all since demolished.
8 is Grade II listed2.
|Little George Street
¶ East Cliff conservation area.
|Number of properties in 1822: 8. Rebuilt 1988 to replace row of cottages demolished in 1974.||Ba1822|
|LITTLE LAINE||The area of land defined in modern terms as to the east of Old Steine and lying between Edward Street and Marine Parade as far as Bedford Street. It was divided into two sections (furlongs): Upper, north of St James's Street, and Cliff.|
|† Little Norfolk Street||At 30 Western Street.||1854|
|Little Preston Street
¶ Regency Square conservation area.
Prince's Brighton Tennis Club was on the west side, behind the Bedford Hotel (see King's Road). From the early 1790s the site was used as a riding school and became a tennis court c1823. However, after professional tennis player Tompkins, the tenant, left in 1887 it fell into disuse. It was rescued by the Prince's Club, London in association with the Bedford Hotel. The side walls remained but a new court was built on arches, with a gallery along the length of the court, seating 300-400. The club's president was the Duke of Fife, who was present at the opening match between Hon A Lyttleton and Charles Sanders at 2:15pm on Saturday 4 November 1893; also among those present were Arthur Balfour, the future prime minister, the Earl of Iveagh, Gerald Loder MP, Reuben Sassoon and Sir William Hart Dyke bt MP, who was a member of the MCC committee that formulated the first set of rules for lawn tennis1.
|1The Times, 6 November 1893: 12|
|† Little Russell Court||Built 1780s. Lost in the Churchill Square development.|
|† Little Russell Street||Built 1780s. Lost in the Churchill Square development.
Little Russell Street Court.
St Paul's Church of England Primary School was founded here in 1887 by Rev Arthur Henry Wagner.
|† Little St James's Street||Number of properties in 1822: 34. Demolished as slums c.1889; rebuilt as St James's Avenue.||Ba1822|
|† Little Ship Street Gardens||1861.|
|Little Western Street
¶ Brunswick Town conservation area (west side).
¶ Regency Square conservation area (east side).
|† Liverpool Street||Former street between Richmond Street and Sussex Street; site covered by Chates Farm Court in John Street.||1861|
|Livingstone Road, Hove|| Exchange [Hotel], formerly the Dolphin Arms, was sold to Charles Burrell, a public house keeper, by George Gallard for £250 in December 1876. The following April Gallard sold Burrell a further piece of land on the south side of the street to build not more than two houses but which were used as a ginger beer factory1. 1881.
56 (formerly 58) was the Hove Parochial Institution, Hove Corporation Public Baths. It is now occupied by the glass manufacturing company Cox and Barnard.
|Lloyd Close||15 is a detched eco house built in 2010 at a cost of £550,000 to a design by Mark Pelland of Koru Architects. It won the 2011 RIBA Downland Rpize for sustainability.|
|† Lock Row||1826|
|Lock's Hill, Portslade
¶ Portslade conservation area (Loxdale and grounds, Manor Lodge & grounds, woodland to south).
St Nicholas Church School was designed by Brighton architect Edmund Scott.
1a, 1b, 2 and 3 Manor Lodge was a house of c1810, enlarged towards the end of the century, previously known as The Lodge, Old Portslade; now flats. It is Grade II listed1.
8 dates originally from the 18th century. It is Grade II listed1.
|Lockwood Close, Woodingdean||Philip Causton Lockwood was the Brighton Borough Surveyor|
|Lockwood Crescent, Woodingdean|
|Loder Road||Gerald Walter Erskine Loder, 1st Baron Wakehurst, was Conservative MP for Brighton.||† Lodge['s] Buildings||At 17 Little St James's Street.||1851-1854|
|Lodge Close, Portslade|
|Lodge Gate, Portslade||1881|
¶ Valley Gardens conservation area (no 144 only).
¶ Patcham conservation area (Black Lion Hotel PH, Patcham Lodge, Patcham Place, Sports Pavilion at Patcham Recreation Ground, Patcham Recreation Ground, Coney Wood).
|is in two sections: the southern part from York Place (adjacent to St Peter's Church) to Preston Circus—known at one time as Queen's Road—and the northern part, north of Clermont Road. (The section between is Preston Road.)
New shops between Francis Street and Oxford Street numbered 15 December 19041.
27-31 was an outfitters called Rosling's, starting at no 31 in 1905 and extending to the neighbouring premises in 1932. The company closed in 1960 and the premises were unused until becoming a Woolworths store in 1965. When Woolworths failed in December 2008, it later became a 99p Store.
28-36 were formerly known as Belgrave Terrace North .
29 was known as Cable House until c1932.
73 was the home of Alderman Daniel Friend, the developer of the Clermont Estate and Prestonville).
75 Hare and Hounds PH was designed by Denman & Matthews in 1905.
86 J A Erredge, author of a History of Brighthelmston, had a day school here in the 1850s.
87 is St Bartholemew's Vicarage, attributed to Amon Henry Wilds and Charles Busby and built 1822-30 with later additions. Grade II listed2 in 1952.
88 Methodist Church was designed by London architect James Weir and built in 1894 (for a Primitive Methodist congregation), with alterations in 1910 (forward extension and new frontage) and c.1938 (facade rendered over original brick). The organ by Holditch came from the Goldstone Villas Methodist Church in 1933 and the communion rail from St Margaret's in St Margaret's Place in 1958. There are plaques to Rev William Dinnick and Alderman Edward Lowther3. Sold by the church c2006. Now a restaurant/arts venue called The Emporium.
104 was the home of Edmund Stevens, the last of the Brighton coach proprietors.
134 Brunswick Court was off here.
(Preston to Patcham). See also Old London Road.
Grove Lodge was built in the 1860s. In the 1940s it was taken over to become part of the Lourdes Convent Boarding and Day School for Girls (see below). It is now part of St Bernadette's Roman Catholic primary school. The lodge house has remained a separate private residence.
Home Farm House on the southern corner of Peacock Lane was built on the Withdean estate in the early 19th century with later additions. Grade II listed5 in 1971. The flint and brick surrounding walls on all sides are 18th century and were separately Grade II listed6 in 1999.
Karibu and Tabora was one farmhouse built in the late 18th or early 19th century, since divided into two cottages, which are Grade II listed7.
Bourne Court is on the site of Withdean Farm, which was demolished c1934..
Kingsmere Flats are on the site of two large Victorian houses. St John's Villa started in the 1850s as a seminary for young ladies. At the opening of the 20th century it was acquired by the Sisters of Christian Instruction and became the Lourdes Convent Boarding and Day School for Girls (but see below). Woodslee was built in the 1840s and was a private residence until it too was acquired the Sisters and added to Lourdes School in the 1920s. Both were demolished in 1972, although some trees from the original gardens were saved.
Lourdes Convent Board and Day School was the second building on the east side to the north of Harrington Road. It is now the Preston Park Hotel.
Patcham Place dates from 1588, altered in the late 17th century and enlarged at the front c1814-1820. In c1620-1655 it was occupied by Anthony Stapley (1590-1655), a leading Puritan and supporter of the Parliamentarians. His signature is among the 59 on the death warrant of Charles I. The building, which was Grade II* listed8 in 1952, remained in the Stapley family, one of the principal landowning dynasties in the area, until the end of the 19th century and is now a Youth Hostel. The 18th-century south-west stable block is Grade II listed9.
The Priory block of flats was built in the 1970s on the site of a Victorian house with that name.
The Pylons were designed by John Leopold Denman and installed on either side of the A23 in 1928 to mark the boundary of the borough of Brighton after its extension to include Patcham. Because of road widening, the western pylon now stands between the two carriageways of the A23. The pylons and the seats next to them are Grade II listed10.
265-267 Tower House was built in 1902 (dated on the central dormer gable) for John James Savage, a London jeweller. Grade II listed11. Development in the grounds is known as Towergate.
Villas in 1881
Aberdeen Villa, Acacia House, Bastledon House, Black Lion, Cairn Ryan Lodge, Clifton Villa, Clyde Villa, Clydesdale Villa, Cromer Lodge, Crown and Anchor, Engadin Villa, Gaistor Lodge, Grange Lodge, Povis Cottages, Preston Villa. 1881.
Cliveden was a house built in the 1850s, previous known as Hartford Villa and then Springfield Villa, on the site of which now stands the Cliveden Court apartment block. The gate house lodge, built in 1885 remains.
Dean Lands was a tenement of messuage, stable and croft in the 17th century4.
• Address names listed before First World War, in sequence north from Preston:
Beechwood (residence of W H Vokins)
Withdean Court (residence of Eldred Curwen)
Withdean Home Farm
Old Court (Withdean estate office)
|† London Street||From 16 Ann Street to 8 York Road.||1851-1861|
|Longhill Road, Ovingdean||Numbered 16 June 19481.||1ESRO DB/D/27/284|
|Longridge Avenue, Saltdean||Numbered 7 February 1957, supplementary numbering 5 June 19581.
Ocean Hotel was built in 1938 by R W H Jones in reinforced concrete. The engineers were J L Kier & Co. The front block, the walls and gate piers are Grade II listed2.
|Lorna Road, Hove
¶ Willett Estate conservation area.
|Built 1880s. Renumbered 1930. Numbers were previously sequential, beginning on the west side at the Cromwell Road junction.
99 (then 2) was the grocer's shop that featured in James Williamson's film Our New Errand Boy (1905).
77-91 Doone Terrace [below] was designed by W Galsworthy Davie and built 1880 by J G Sheldon of Cliftonville for the West Brighton Estate Company1.
87 was the home in 1882-1884 of Richard Jefferies. Plaque.
|1Building News, 3 September 1880.|
|Lorne Road, Preston||Terraced street, built early 1870s.Named, like the nearby Argyle Road and Campbell Road after John Campbell, Marquess of Lorne, who married Princess Louise, Queen Victoria's fourth daughter, on 21 March 1871 and was heir to the dukedom of Argyll.||1881|
|Lorne Villas, Preston||Part of the Clermont estate,now part of Clermont Terrace.|
|† Lovers Lane, Preston||1881|
¶ Preston Village conservation area (1-6 Lover's Walk Cottages, 1-7 consecutive)/
|Numbered 20 April 18811. The torso of Celia Holloway, murdered by her husband in North Steine Row, was buried in a trunk in the copse next to the lane in 1831, the first Brighton trunk murder.
The Nook. 1881.
Park Villa. 1881.
|∫ Lower College Street||Early name for the section of College Street.|
|† Lower Clarence Street||At 1 Cannon Terrace, Russell Square.||1854|
|† Lower Grenville Place||Number of properties in 1822: 10.||Ba1822|
|Lower Market Street, Hove
¶ Brunswick Town conservation area.
|Part of the Brunswick Estate.
1-2 were built as a pair in the 1830s and restored at the end of the 20th century. Grade II listed1.
6-10 were originally built c1825, modified late in the century and restored at the end of the 20th century. Grade II listed2.
8 still bears a fire insurance plaque.
|† Lower Regency Mews||At 42 Regency Square.||1881|
|Lower Rock Gardens
¶ East Cliff conservation area.
|Named after the nearby Rock House, which stood on the later site of Chain Pier House at 48 Marine Parade. Number of properties in 1822: 27.
8-9 are Grade II listed1.
21 was the home of an aunt of Aubrey Beardsley, where he stayed for much of his childhood. (See also Buckingham Road.)
|∫ Lower Rock Mews||Former name of Rock Place.|
|Lowther Road||Alderman Edward Lowther was a councillor for Preston ward. The road was developed between 1898 and when it was re-numbered 17 December 1903, Keating applied for Brighton Borough Council approval for six houses, to be designed/built by Burstow, on 1 September 18981.||1ESRO DB/D/7/4794|
¶ Preston Park conservation area.
|Lucraft Road, Moulescoombe/Falmer||George Lucraft was mayor of Brighton in 1973-74.|
|Lustrells Crescent, Saltdean||95-97 Newlands Barn is a mid-19th century barn, converted for residential purposes. Including 123 Saltdean Vale, it is Grade II listed1.||1ESRO DB/D/27/222|
|Luther Street||One of several streets in the Elm Grove area named after philosophers. Renumbered 20 April 18811.||1|
|∫ Lyall Street||Former name of Chesham Place.|
|Lyminister Avenue||Part numbered 31 January 19521.||1ESRO DB/D/27/296A|
|Lynchets Crescent, Hangleton||A lynchet is a ridge formed by ploughing.|
|Lyndhurst Road, Hove||Named after John Copley, 1st Baron Lyndhurst1.||1Carder (1990)|
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