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|Namrick Mews, Hove
¶ Old Hove conservation area.
|Cul-de-sac off St Aubyns, built on the site of Namrik House (1881).|
|Natal Road||Part of complex of streets to east of Lewes Road commemorating the Boer War, built c.1905 10 (cf, Buller Road, Milner Road, etc). This is General Sir Redvers Henry Buller VC GCB GCMG (1839-1908)—see also Redvers Road.|
|† Nelson('s) Court||1826-1851|
|† Nelson('s) Mews||1851|
|Nelson Place||Admiral Viscount Horatio Nelson (1758-1805) was the naval commander killed at the battle of Trafalgar. [See also J N Goulty.] Only the rump remains of what was once one of the Carlton Hill area slum streets; the remainder was replaced by Kingswood Flats (see Sussex Street). Rose in Graham Greene's Brighton Rock lived here.
|Nelson Row||At 16 Carlton Row, leading to Sussex Street (1854)
17 was Brighton Girls Club before its removal to Tilbury Place.
|† Nelson Street||Former name of John Street between Carlton Hill and Sussex Street. Number of properties in 1822: 32.||Ba1822|
|† Nelson Terrace, Portslade||1881|
|Nesbitt Road||Named after the hero of the East African wars, Major Randolph Cosby Nesbitt VC (1867-1956) (cf, Baden Road, etc).|
|Nevill Avenue, Hove||Nevill is the family name of the Marquesses of Abergavenny, who owned the Manor of Blatchington from the 16th century onwards.
Bishop Hannington Memorial Church. See Holmes Avenue.
Hounsom Memorial United Reformed Church commemorates landowner and developer William Allin Hounsom, a leading Congregationalist. It was designed by John Leopold Denman in neo-Georgian style and cost £2,700. Rutland Hall in Rutland Road was sold to finance the work. Construction began on 16 March 1938 and was completed on 17 September 1939. The dedication was held on 22 October 19391. Denman & Son also built the adjacent church hall in 1921.
|Nevill Road, Hove|| (A2023). Renumbered 14 October 19521.
Dog Racing Stadium, which has the capacity for 2,200 spectators, held its first race on 2 June 1928.
Waterworks Cottages are adjacent to Goldstone Pumping Station (see Woodland Drive).
|Nevill Road, Rottingdean
¶ Rottingdean conservation area (2-12 consecutive, Post Office sorting office).
|Rottingdean Windmill is a smock mill of 1802, built on land that had been used as a cricket pitch during the 18th century. It was used until 1881. Sir William Nicholson (see The Grange on The Green, Rottingdean) produced a woodcut based on the mill for use as the logo of the publisher William Heinemann. Grade II listed1.||1|
|New Barn Road, Rottingdean||Small inter-war (??) development off Falmer Road.|
|New Church Road, Aldrington
¶ Pembroke and Princes conservation area (1-27 odd, 2-36 even, Hove Museum, Blenheim Court, Pembroke Court, Aymer House).
¶ Sackville Gardens conservation area (50-68 evens).
| (B2066). Named from the new church of St Philip.
19 Hove Museum and Art Gallery, formerly a private residence known as Brooker Hall, designed by Thomas Lainson in 1876-77. The Jaipur Gate in the gardens is Grade II listed1. The building as used as a temporary replacement for the civic administration after the town hall in Church Road was destroyed by fire in 1966.
33 (Hassendean) was formerly the home of Edward Lloyd, the English tenor, who leased it to the contralto Dame Clara Butt. In 1944 it was taken by St Christopher's School.
35 Aldrington House was built for the Hammond family in the 1890s and from 1920 until 1988 was the Lady Chichester Hospital, moving here from Brunswick Place.
41 (Cleveland) was the home of William Allin Hounsom, commemorated by the Hounsom Memorial United Reformed Church in Nevill Avenue.
211 is the administrative headquarters of the Church of England's Diocese of Chichester.
St Leonard's Church (213-215), the parish church of Aldrington, dates from the 13th century. It fell into disrepair—it was in ruins by 1638—and was rebuilt by Richard Herbert Carpenter in 1878, when the rector was Henry Manning Ingram, and extended by Howard Milburn Pett in 1927-1930. It was among the first buildings to be Grade II listed2 in 1950.
St Philip's Church (71-73) was designed in Gothic Revival/Decorated style by John Oldrid Scott and dates from 1894. The east window and one in the south aisle are by Charles Eamer Kempe. Grade II listed3.
West Hove Synagogue (29-31) was built in 1959 for the Brighton & Hove Hebrew Congregation and belongs to the Ashkenazi Orthodox tradition.
|New Dorset Street
¶ West Hill conservation area.
Barracks (on the north side). 1851.
42 had an ice house 1834-18361.
|1R G Martin: 'Ice Houses and the Commercial Ice Trade in Brighton' in Sussex Industrial History no 14: 21|
|† New England Farm||1851|
|† New England Hill||1851|
|NEW ENGLAND QUARTER||The 24-acre area between New England Road and Brighton station, comprehensively re-developed in a scheme proposed in 1998, construction starting in June 2004. New England Farm was on the south side of Old Shoreham Road at Seven Dials.|
|New England Road||Formerly known as Montpelier Road North.
44 Christ Church Independent Chapel was designed by J G Gibbins and opened in 1874. It later became the Elim Free Church and St Saviour's Mission Church before closing in the 1980s and being demolished in 1997.
New England Viaduct was built 1839 and widened on the west side in the 1860s. Grade II listed1.
|New England Street||Originally a rather narrow residential street, the section south of Ann Street being known as Fleet Street. Between Ann Street and York Hill it was known as New York Street. It was subject to a 1956 compulsory purchase order and the housing demolished in the 1960s. During reconstruction it was lengthened to incorporate New York Street and to extend to Cheapside.
Church of Christ the King (CCK) has occupied a former Comet electrical goods store since 1993.
Brighton Railway Works occupied a site between here and the station that grew in size from 1842. The works were steadily run down after the Second World War and finally closed in 1958. From 1957 to 1964 the buildings were used by Isetta of Great Britain to manufacture 30,000 bubble cars. The buildings were demolished in 1969, leaving a derelict site that was used as a station car park for more than 30 years until work began on the New England Quarter.
|New Road, Brighton
¶ Valley Gardens conservation area.
|Created on the site of Furner's Garden in 1805 in exchange for allowing the Prince of Wales, who bought the site in 1804, to close off the section of East Street that ran from North Street to Church Street, to give more privacy to the west of his seaside residence. The street was laid out by William Porden, with soldiers to do the work1. New Street, running parallel to the west, was renamed Bond Street. Number of properties in 1822: 2913. The K6 telephone kiosks outside the Pavilion gardens are Grade II listed2.
1-7 are Grade II listed3, as is the colonnade in front of 6-74. The colonnade at 1-5 was added in 2003, (?) although originally the Royal Colonnade stretched round into North Street, built in 1823 by architects Cooper & Lynn.
8-9 Theatre Royal5. The foundations were laid on 10 September 1806 and the first performance was staged on 27 June 1807. It cost £12,000 to build. The façade, stage and auditorium were rebuilt and extended 1866 by C J Phipps. The building and the stage door entrance at 35 Bond Street, were reconstructed by C E Clayton of architects Clayton & Black in 1894; Clayton was retained until 1920. Grade II listed including its colonnade6.
10 The Colonnade pub is Grade II listed7.
16-17 was the Coliseum Theatre Court Theatre/Cinema and Dolphin Theatre, alternating through its life for films and live stage shows. It replaced the New Oxford Music Hall, which was gutted by fire in 1892 and had previously been called Wright's New Oxford Music Hall and the Empire among other names. It was acquired around 1902 and re-named the Coliseum by Tom Barrasford, whose northern music hall circuit (or 'tour') had expanded southwards and was now based at the Hippodrome in Middle Street. A picture of a fire at the theatre in February 1926 was the first photograph published in the Evening Argus, whose offices were nearby. The theatre was demolished in 1967 and replaced by nondescript offices.
21-23 were built c1815, probably by Amon Wilds Sr. Grade II listed8.
24 is Grade II listed9, including 2 Church Street.
29 Studio Theatre (formely Pavilion Theatre) and booking office were originally the supper room for the Corn Exchange in Church Street, converted to use as a theatre c1935 by Robert Atkinson. Grade II listed10.
30 is Grade II listed11.
Unitarian Church (Christ Church) was designed by Amon Henry Wilds and opened in 1820. Grade II listed12.
Statue of Max Miller, the Brighton comedian, was unveiled by Sir Norman Wisdom on 1 May 2005 and moved in 2007.
5Anthony Dale: The Theatre Royal. 1980
|† New Road, Patcham||1881|
¶ East Cliff conservation area.
|A square to the east of the town centre, between Marine Parade and St James's Street, opposite which the Chain Pier was built. Laid out after 1776 and developed piecemeal; 17 houses by 1795. Number of properties in 1822: 314The New Steine Pleasure Ground was assigned by Philip Mighell by direction of Edward Thunder Jr and others, to John Hall, surgeon (see also Little Laine) in August 1806 on condition that it was 'not to be built upon or encroached upon and used solely as a pleasure ground … [with] liberty to place steps or stairways to the beach below the cliff and to place bathing machines on the said beach'1. The gardens were taken over by Brighton Corporation in 1884.
1-15 are Grade II listed2.
18-24 and 28-31 are Grade II listed3.
27 was the home of actor-producer Stanley Drewitt
New Steine Hotel. 1851.
|New Steine Mews
¶ East Cliff conservation area.
|∫ New Steine Street||Former name of Wentworth Street. Number of properties in 1822: 12.||Ba1822|
|† New Steine Yard||1851|
|∫ New Street||Former name of Bond Street and New Road.|
|† New York Street||Running between Ann Street and York Hill, it was incorporated into New England Street during the 1960s reconstruction of the area.||1851|
|Newark Place||Built 1859 .|
|† Newbough Road||1851|
|Newick Road, Moulsecoomb|| Built in the late 1920s. Most streets in the north of the area are named after Sussex villages.
St George's Hall was re-built on the site of the former chapel of ease for St Andrew's Church.
|Newlands Road, Rottingdean||Numbered 1 November 19621||1ESRO DB/D/27/407|
|∫ Newlands Road, Saltdean||Former name of Bishopstone Drive. [Lord Newlands was at one time resident at Barrowfield Lodge in Dyke Road Avenue.]|
|Newtown Road, Hove||St Agnes' Church was designed by A G Humphrey, built at a cost of £3,700, and opened in 1913. Also attributed to F T Cawthorn, who may have started the project; repaired by Denman & Son in 1963-65 but closed in 1977. It became a training centre for British and Hove Albion football club and now houses a gymnastics club.|
¶ Old Town conservation area.
|One of the earliest streets in the Old Town. Origin of the name is uncertain, although the street was thus named before the Battle of the Nile (1798). In his youth (c1770s), Arthur Wellesley, the future Duke of Wellington, attended a school run here by Rev H Michell, the grandfather of Rev H W Wagner. Number of properties in 1822: 193. Pedestrianised in 1999.
1 is Grade II listed1 with 22-23 Prince Albert Street.
2, 2A and 3, late 18th century houses, are Grade II listed2.
|Ninfield Place, Whitehawk||Numbered 6 January 1988 (listed as Ninfield Close)1.||1ESRO DB/D/27/446|
|Nizells Avenue||Nizels is a manor in the district of Hildenborough (Hildenburgh), near Tonbridge, Kent.The Goldsmid family had a large country house there. It was also a personal name in Sussex in the 17th century.
St Anne's Court. Lord Alfred Douglas (1870-1945), known as Bosie, poet and friend of Oscar Wilde, lived in Flat 1 from 1935 (see also 35 Fourth Avenue). Plaque.
|Nizells Lane||Pedestrian path between Nizells Avenue and Davigdor Road.|
|Nolan Road, Woodingdean||Numbered 11 November 19681.||1ESRO DB/D/27/440|
|∫ Norfolk Avenue||Former name of Boundary Passage.|
|† Norfolk Buildings
¶ Regency Square conservation area.
|† Norfolk Court||1826-1851|
¶ Regency Square conservation area.
|Now a gated cul-de-sac of recent terraced houses.||1851|
¶ Regency Square conservation area.
¶ Clifton Hill conservation area.
|Built early 1830s. Renumbered 3 December 18851.
†4 Norfolk Road Wesleyan Methodist Church was designed by Liverpool architect C O Ellison and built in Kentish rag with Bath stone dressings by J C Chappell of Steyning in 1868/69 at a cost of £5,0005<.. It was demolished in 1965 and Braemar House stands on the site.
1-3 are probably by Wilds and Busby. Grade II listed2.
7-8, 18 and 24-26 are Grade II listed3.
37-38, 41-44 and 47 are Grade II listed4.
5The Building News, 1869-05-07:420
¶ Clifton Hill conservation area (47-53 consecutive).
¶ Regency Square conservation area (all except 47-53).
|Built c1825. The gardens were compulsorily purchased by Brighton Corporation in 1884.
1-5, 11-15 and 17-17A are Grade II listed1.
22-34 are Grade II listed2.
35-45 are Grade II listed31.
|† Norfolk Street
¶ Regency Square conservation area.
|Built during 1810s. Number of properties in 1822: 7.||Ba1826|
¶ Clifton Hill conservation area (including Belvedere Terrace).
|Built 1848-1853. (not in 1851 census)
Abbey Hotel was created by merging probably six terraced houses built c1851. Grade II listed1.
1-13 and attached balustrades are Grade II listed2.
21-28 Belvedere Terrace was built c1853. Grade II listed3.
Emmanuel Reformed Episcopal Church was designed by S Hemmings in the gothic style and built in 1867-68. It was demolished in 1965 and replaced by Montpelier Place Baptist Church.
|Norman Road, Hove||4 (Clarence House) was the home of actress and film director Ida Lupino.|
¶ Queens Park conservation area (Gardn temple).
|Northern boundary of Queen's Park (cf, East Drive, South Avenue, West Drive).|
¶ West Hill conservation area.
|Number of properties in 1822: 9. 27 is Grade II listed with attached walls and railings.||Ba1822|
|† North Hale Cottages||1851|
|North Laine||Area of mainly artisan dwellings and workshops between Gloucester Place, North Road, Queens Road and Trafalgar Street. 'Laines' were areas of land surrounding the original town and extending along the rising cliffs to the north and east of Brighton.|
|† North Lane, Brighton||Former name of North Road. (North Road also in 1826 Ratebook) .|
|∫ North Lane, Preston||Former name of North Road, Preston.
Brooks Cottages. 1881. .
|† North Lane Cottages||At 65 North Lane [Road].||1851|
|† North Montpelier Road||1851|
|∫ North Parade||Former name of 6-13 Old Steine.|
|North Place, Brighton
¶ North Laine conservation area.
|High Victorian terrace off North Road. Formerly Northrow.|
|† North Place, Hove||Original name of Blatchington Road between Goldstone Villas and Denmark Villas.|
|† North Providence Place||1851|
|† North Quadrant||1851|
|North Road, Brighton
¶ North Laine conservation area (2-8,13-17, 18-21, 22, 23, 25-27, 28 PH, 28a, 29-35, 35a, 36-40, 44, Brighthelm Centre, 57a, 58-59, 62-63 Sorting Office, 64-104).
¶ Valley Gardens conservation area (1).
¶ West Hill conservation area (52, 52a, 53-57 consecutive).
|Formerly known as North Lane. The section between Queen's Road and Kew Street/North Gardens was formerly known as Upper North Lane. Number of properties in 1822: 16. Renumbered (all earlier numbers reduced by 10).
Brighthelm Church and Community Centre was created in 1987 by the addition of a brutalist frontage on North Road to the Hanover Chapel, built in 1825 as an independent church, which became Presbyterian in 1844. The original façade is retained on the south side, facing onto the former graveyard. The sculpture depicting loaves and fishes in the modern frontage is by John Skelton and Helen Mary Skelton and was unveiled on 10 October 1987. Grade II listed1. The railings from c1830 at the south (North Road) end of the gardens are Grade II listed2.
Post Office sorting office built in 1937.
7 was the birthplace and chilhood home of composer Frank Bridge. Plaque.
28. Buildings to rear are Grade II listed3 with 16-17 Orange Row.
28A. Rear part is Grade II listed4 with 16-17 Orange Row.
29 was designed by architect John Hill for W Balcomb(e), provision dealer, early in 18708.
59 Three Jolly Butchers PH (formerly 69) dates from c1853.
65. Barrowcliff's Cottages were off here.
73. Diplock's Yard, where Diplock's Barrow Hire business was conducted 1915-19755; now a 'street' and farmers' market.
75 Heart and Hand PH (formerly 85) dates from c1854, called The Hand and Heart (when 75 was also a PH called the Black Eagle). Redsiegned 1934 by S H Tiltman.
100, formerly a road transport depot, now Bill's restaurant, is on the site of North Road Cottages6.
Bollard at the south end of Kensington Gardens is Grade II listed7.
5My Brighton exhibit, Brighton Museum, 1994
6Ke1915 and passim
8The Building News, 1870-03-04:182
|North Road, Portslade
¶ Portslade conservation area (land south of no 12).
|† Baptist Church designed by A R Parr and opened in 1892, was on the corner of Chapel Place. It closed in 1959 and was demolished the following year. It was replaced by the chapel in South Street.|
|North Road, Preston
¶ Preston Village conservation area.
| 19-27 (odd numbers) are Grade II listed1.
28 and 36 are Grade II listed2.
36A and 38 were the Old Forge.
|† North Road Cottages||Was on the site of 100 North Road1.||1ESRO AMS5681/37|
|† North Steine Enclosures||Subscription promenading area that opened in 1818-19. Later absorbed into Victoria Gardens.|
|† North Steine Row||Also known as Donkey Row, Edward Street.
11. On 24 July 1831 John William Holloway strangled his estranged wife Celia Bashford in this rented house and with Ann, his bigamous second wife, removed her head, arms and legs, which they placed in the lavatory at their home, 7 Margaret Street. The rest of the corpse was placed in a trunk and buried in woods at Lover's Walk. Celia was eight months pregnant at the time of her death and had been living with her sister in Cavendish Street. She and Holloway were married at Ardingly on 20 November 1826 after he had spent five weeks in Lewes Prison until he agreed to marry the pregnant Celia, who was refused poor relief because of her condition; her child was still-born. Known as the 'Brighton trunk murder', it caused a sensation and a book purportedly by Holloway was published in 1832 with the title An authentic and faithful history of the atrocious murder of Celia Holloway: With an accurate account of all the mysterious and ex traordinary circumstances ... own desire, for the benefit of young people by John William Holloway, together with his life.
|† North Steyne Street||Original name of William Street1.||Image
|North Street, Brighton
¶ North Laine conservation area (151-160 consecutive, 161a).
¶ Old Town conservation area (1-70 consecutive).
¶ Valley Gardens conservation area (161-173 consecutive).
|The northern edge of the old town of Brighton. There were 61 houses in 16651. Number of properties in 1822: 15116. Part of the south side renumbered 9 November 18782. Part renumbered near Prince's Place 22 May 19193; renumbered at corner with Queen's Road 30 March 19224 (following opening of Regent Cinema). Section from the Clock Tower to Upper North Street renamed as part of Dyke Road 17 December 19525.
8 was Barclays Bank, which applied on 5 August 1898 for Brighton Borough Council approval to rebuild, to be carried out by Blomfield6.
behind 14 (built in the 1830s) is Puget's Cottage, built c1700 and extended in the late 18th century. It was Grade II listed in September 20137.
15, built on the site of a garden c1770 and the only remaining two-storey building in the street, was Grade II listed in September 20138 with its adjacent yard and twitten. It is due to be removed to make way for Puget's Lane, linking North Street and Hannington's Lane.
†20 Countess of Huntingdon's Connexion Church, built 1870-71 to replace a chapel dating from 1761 and 1774. The architect was John Wimble, the quantity surveyors W E Stoner and J Chester Lansdown and the builders Myers & Sons, whose tender of £4,428 was the lowest of 1217. The church was demolished and replaced in 1972 by.
20, an office block called Huntingdon House.
30-31 Clarence Hotel was built 1785, extended 1811 and renamed in 1830 for William IV (formerly Duke of Clarence). The only surviving North Street inn building, it closed 1972 and housed a building society from 1979. Now offices, restored c1990 by John Wells-Thorpe.
34 was the offices of Brighton Guardian.
77 was the offices of Brighton Examiner.
131 Briggs's Passage was off here.
Briggs Cottage 1851.
143-150 was the Prudential Buildings, demolished 1970s (?) now shops and Premier Inn hotel.
153, a bank (formerly London City & Midland, now HSBC), designed by T B Whinney and built in 1902. Grade II listed9.
155-158 National Westminster Bank was designed by Godfrey Pinkerton and built 1911. Grade II listed10.
157-159 had a colonnade in front of them, which ran all the way round to the Theatre Royal in New Road, until at least 1930.
159-161 are Grade II listed11 with 1-7 New Road.
163 was designed by Clayton & Black in 'Edwardian baroque' style in 1904 for the Royal Assurance Company. The weathervane atop the central cupola is surmounted by a liver bird. Now a betting shop and offices.
165-169 were renumbered 12 December 193512.
166-169 Norwich Union House was designed by H S Goodhart-Rendel and built 1935-36. Grade II listed13.
173, right, was designed by Clayton & Black for Capital and Counties Bank in 1900 14.
Chapel Royal was built as a chapel of ease for the parish church of St Nicholas and for the convenience of the Prince of Wales, who laid the foundation stone in 1793. The chapel opened in 1795 and was consecrated on 16 August 1803. It was designated a parish church in 1897 until 1978, when it was amalgamated with St Peter's. It was renovated in 1876 by the architect Arthur Blomfield. Restoration 1012 by Julian Vallis of HMDW Architects. The stained glass window in the restaurant commemorates Albert Harrington. Grade II* listed.15
Jubilee Clock Tower. See Queen's Road.
Bricklayers Arms 1851.
White Lion Inn. 1851.
see also Salmon's Court.
14image: Building News 22 February 1901
17The Building News, 1870-05-20 and 1870-08-19:139c
|North Street, Portslade||
79 is a former Salvation Army Citadel. The foundation stones are dated 27 August 1910. It is now in commercial use.
Clarendon Arms. 1881.
Mont Villa. 1881.
Police station. 1881.
|North Street, Preston||Renumbered 21 November 18891.||1ESRO DB/D/27/224|
|North Street Quadrant||12-13 Quadrant Public House dates from the mid 19th century; restored early 21st century with a sextant as its logo. Grade II listed.||1851|
|† North Union Street||1851|
|† North View Road||off Islingword Road.
North View Cottage. 1851.
Stout Patch Cottage. 1851.
|Northfield Rise, Hangleton||Local field name. Cul-de-sac of five detached houses. Numbered 1 April 19651.||1ESRO DB/D/27/385|
|Northfield Rise, Rottingdean||Short street off Dean Court Road.|
|Northfield Way, Withdean||Named 5 April 19381.||1ESRO DB/D/27/41|
|Northgate Close, Rottingdean||Built 1990s on the site of Northgate House (see Bazehill Road).|
|† Northrow||Former row of houses on west side of what is now North Place.|
|Norton Close, Hove
¶ Cliftonville conservation area (north end).
¶ Willett Estate conservation area (south end).
|† Norton Mews, Hove||1881|
|Norton Road, Hove
¶ Willett Estate conservation area.
|Named after one of the Wiltshire estates of the Stanford family (see also Bavant Road), who owned the land. Still under construction in 1887.
4 was the West Brighton Estate Office1.
58, then the home of Dr William Thistle, is where the George Augustus Sala, whose home was at 2 Eastern Terrace, died in 1895.
Catholic Church of the Sacred Heart was designed by J Crawley and J S Hansom and opened in 1880. The Presbytery is next door at no 39. Grade II listed.
1South of England Telephone Company subscriber list, 1885
|Norway Street, Portlade||61 was the home of Adrian Brunel, where he founded the Sussex Men's League for Women's Suffrage in 1909.1||1Elizabeth Crawford: The Women's Suffrage Movement in Britain and Ireland: A Regional Survey. Abingdon: Routledge, 2006: 196|
|Norwich Drive, Bevendean||Church of the Holy Nativity was built in 1963 in red brick and pebbledash rendering to replace a church founded in a converted barn in 1953. ).|
|∫ Nottingham Street||Former name of Spa Street. Number of properties in 1822: 54.
|Nursery Grounds, Hove||1881|
|Nuthurst Close, Whitehawk||Numbered 3 August 19831.||1ESRO DB/D/27/445|
|Nuthurst Place, Whitehawk||PArt numbered 3 August 19831.||1ESRO DB/D/27/445|
|Nutley Avenue, Saltdean||One of several roads named after Sussex Wealden villages.|
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