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HABERSHON, (Matthew) Edward
With brother William he inherited their father's architectural practice in 1852. The partnership was dissolved in 1863 and Edward went into business with Henry Spalding. FRIBA 1860. Retired 1879. Brighton Business Centre, 95 Ditchling Road
St John the Baptist, Church Road
HABERSHON, William (Gilbee) FRIBA
Brother and partner of Edward Habershon until 1863. FRIBA 1852. Brighton Business Centre, 95 Ditchling Road
St John the Baptist, Church Road (1852)
Habershon, W & E Architectural partnership of William and Edward Habershon.
HALLETT, William
Architect at 142 Marine Parade (1843).
See also Hallett family under People.
St John the Baptist Church, Bristol Road
HAMILTON, Edwin James
Born in Islington but living in Brighton by 1861; son of minister at London Road Chapel, Ann Street. Articled to Thomas Simpson; own practice from 1878 at 10 Prince Albert Street, later 70 Ship Street (1890), 2 New Road (1899-12). Admitted to Society of Architects 1887. Retired 1919. At 13 Wellington Road (1912->33). Salvation Army Citadel, 1-6 Park Crescent Terrace
Stanford Road Methodist Church (1898)
Montefiore Methodist Church, Montefiore Road (1904) [now Guardianship Society]
HANSOM, Joseph Stanislaus
J S HansomPupil and from 1869 partner of his father, architect Joseph Aloysius Hansom, inventor of the Hansom cab. He took over the practice in 1880 and the following year inherited the practice of John Crawley. FRIBA. Church of the Sacred Heart, Norton Road
St Joseph Catholic Church, Elm Grove
HARE, Cecil Greenwood
Designer; assistant to and then general manager for G F Bodley, taking over the latter's practice on Bodley's death in 1907 and continuing as Bodley & Hare. St Michael and All Angels, Victoria Road (altarpiece)
HARDMAN, John [& Company]
Ecclesiastical design and stained glass. Holy Trinity Church, Blatchington Road
St Andrew's Church, Church Road (glass)
St Andrew's Church, Waterloo Street (glass)
Bristol architect. Lewes Road Congregational Church (1878-79)
Architect at Central Chambers, North Street Quadrant (1912) No work found so far
Hawker & Clover Architectural practice at 9 North Street (1912) No work found so far
HEATON, Clement
Designer. Some work in partnership with Robert Turill Bayne. Chapel Royal, North Street (decoration)
Church of the Annunciation of Our Lady, Washington Street (glass)
St Matthias' Church, Ditchling Road (glass)
HEDGELAND, George Caleb
Designer. Son of an architect who restored medieval glass. Emigrated to Australia in 1860. St John the Baptist, Church Road (glass)
HEMMING, Alfred Octavius
Designer. Church of St Mary the Virgin, St James's Street
Architect. Emmanuel Church, Norfolk Terrace (1867-68, demolished 1965)
Harry HemsArchitect, designer, sculptor, woodworker. Church of St John the Evangelist, Preston Road (reredos)
HENNELL, Sidney Thorn
Architect. FRIBA. Holy Cross Church, Warren Road, Woodingdean (1941)
HERRICK, Frederick Charles
Painter, graphic artist. trained at Royal College of Art, later taught painting at Brighton College of Art. Designed the lion logo for the 1924 Empire Exhibition and many London Underground posters. St Andrew's Church, Colbourne Avenue, Moulsecoomb (painting)
HETT, Leonard Keir
Architect, born in Ewell, Surrey. Member of the RIBA in 1910 and in practice from 1911, when he was admitted an ARIBA. He was a lieutenant in the Royal Engineers from 1915 to 1922 and then at the Searle & Searle practice in London by the mid 1920s, a partner in the 1930s-1940s. He designed at least six Sussex churches—the first being at Moulsecoomb—and was much involved with the Chailey Heritage site. He lived and died at Ardingly. His working papers are in the West Sussex Record Office. St Andrew's Church, Colbourne Avenue, Moulsecoomb(1932)
Church of the Ascension, Bramber Avenue, Peacehaven (1955)
Church of Christ the King, Braybon Avenue (1959)
HEWITT, Charles Edward
C E HewittArchitect and surveyor at 118 Queen's Road (1899). Born in Tonbridge, son of the vicar of St Luke's Prestonville, the family home at Church House, Lancaster Road (1891). Lived at 17 Clifton Hill (1901). His work elsewhwere included rebuilding Holy Trinity Church, Derby. By 1908 he was ordained. Later owned an antique shop. Providence Chapel, West Hill Road (1894-96) [later Nathaniel Reformed Episcopal Church]
HILL, John
Brighton architect. St Luke's Prestonville Church, Old Shoreham Road
HITCH, Nathaniel
Sculptor, woodworker, with workshop in Battersea. All Saints Church, The Drive (fittings)
HITCHENS, H & F Land surveyors at 15 Devonshire Place (1843). No work found so far
Architect at 27 Devonshire Place (1839). No work found so far
Architect, born in Brighton, son of a wine merchant. Articled pupil of Thomas Simpson. 24 Clifton Road [family home, 1871]
See Holford & Clayton
Holford & Clayton Architects firm formed in 1876 by George Holford and Charles E Clayton. Holford died in 1879 but the firm's name was retained until Ernest Black joined (see next entry). The listing of work is believed to be complete. 196 Dyke Road (lodge, stables 1876)
TA Centre, Dyke Road (1876)
• 2 houses in Middle Street (1876)
warehouse, Spring Gardens (1876)
warehouse, Whitecross Street (1877)
55, 57, 59 Ellen Street (1877)
1-4, 6 Victoria Street (1877)
shop, 81 Queen's Road (1877)
warehouse and offices, 95 Queen's Road (1878-1879)
72, 74, 76; 99 Conway Street (1878)
12a Marlborough Place (1878)
soldiers' home (later Connaught Institute), 131 Lewes Road (1879; classroom 1886)
Trinity Church, Ship Street (school room, 1880)
High Croft, Dyke Road (1880)
22, 24, 26 Crescent Road (1880)
High Croft, 37a Highcroft Villas (1880)
1-12, 19, 20 Highcroft Villas (1881)
6-13 Southampton Street (1881)
• two villas, Highcroft Villas, Dyke Road Drive (1881)
36 Highcroft Villas (1882)
Holford, Clayton & Black Ernest Black joined the architects firm in 1882 and the firm's name changed briefly, before becoming Clayton & Black the same year. No work traced under this name.
Architect at Iver Lodge, Portland Road (1912) No work found so far
Architect, specialist in country houses. Marine Pavilion, Old Steine (1788-1801) [forerunner of the Royal Pavilion]
Architect at 151 North Street (1912). No work found so far
HOLLANDS, C Valentine
Architect at 3 North Street Quadrant (1899). No work found so far
Holloway & Cox Builders at Preston and Brighton and brickmakers at Plumpton and elsewhere. Partnership dissolved 1873.
HOLMAN, Luther Martin
valign="top" colspan="2" valign="top" colspan="2"Architect at 333 Ditchling Road (1915). No work found so far
HOWARD, Frank Ernest
Architect and ecclesiastical designer. Church of the Good Shepherd, Dyke Road (rood figures)
HOWSE, Melanie (Mel)
Stained glass designer with a studio at Chichester. St Paul's Church, West Street (doors)
Local builder. Patcham Mill, Windmill Drive
HUDSON, Edward William
Architect and surveyor, born in Westminster, London. Practiced only briefly in Brighton at 17 Prince Albert Street (1877-1880). Lived at Redcliffe, Wilbury Road (1877/78). No work found so far
Architect. St Agnes' Church, Newtown Road
HUNT, Simeon
Architect and surveyor. Born in Brighton, son of a commission agent turned corn and coal merchant, family homes at 5 Pelham Square, 15 Western Road, Hove and 5 Alexandra Villas. Practice at 129 Queen's Road (1899-1915), lived at 1 Havelock Road (1891), 15 Walpole Terrace (1901). Died at Cuckfield, Sussex. No work found so far
HYDE, Frederick William
Surveyor and architect. Son of a surveyor and mason, brother of R S Hyde. Practice at 37 North Street, also in Worthing (1878). Lived in lodgings at 26 Belfast Street, Hove (1881). No work found so far
HYDE, Robert Singer
Architect. Pupil and later partner of E E Scott. Son of a surveyor and mason, brother of F W Hyde; born and lived all his life at Broadwater, New Shoreham (Worthing), Sussex; direct at Kingston. His son Raymond was also an architect. See E E Scott
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