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LAING, David
Architect and surveyor. His wife ran a boarding house at the same address as his practice. WORK
No work identified so far

PERSONAL
2 Manchester Street [practice, residence 1839-52]
LAINSON, Thomas FRIBA
1825-1898
LAINSON, Thomas James
1854-1898
LAINSON, Arthur H
1859-1922
      Thomas Lainson. Brighton architect and surveyor. Born in Lambeth. Own practice from 1862 in Brighton. FRIBA 1877. In partnership with two of his three sons, Thomas (James) and Arthur, as Lainson & Sons from 1881. Architect to the Goldsmid and Vallance estates and surveyor of the Harrington Estate in 1894. Favoured an Italianate style. He left £577 0s 6d.
      Thomas James Lainson. Hove-born architect, training with his father Thomas Lainson by 1871 and then in partnership with him from 1881. Lived with his parents until at least 1901. He left Brighton for Balham, where he died, leaving £264 19s 0d.
      Arthur Lainson. Architect, second son of Thomas Lainson. Almost all his architectural work involved conversion of large houses in Brunswick Town and Hove into flats and maisonettes—80 out of 102 planning applications with his name in Hove between 1912 and 1918. He left £222 17s 0d.
COMMEMORATION
Lainson House, Dyke Road

WORK (Thomas)
6-21 Norfolk Terrace (1870)
13-19 Norfolk Terrace (1870)
88-93 Western Road and 32-47 Sillwood Road (1870)
Bristol Road Methodist Church, Montague Place* (1872)
Adelaide Mansions, 1-4 Kingsway* (1873)
The New Club, 133-134 King's Road (1874-76, demolished c1938 and replaced)
Middle Street Synagogue* (1875)
44-45 King's Road (retail store 1876)
Brooker Hall, 19 New Church Road (now Hove Museum) (1876-77)
Pelham Institute, Upper Bedford Street* (1877)
20 West Street (1877)
128-130, 134-135 North Street (1877)
Royal Alexandra Hospital for Sick Children, Dyke Road (1888-81; dormitories 1896; outpatients department, 1903; mortuary 1904)
Brighton and Hove Co-operative Society Repository, 75 Holland Road* (1893)
WORK (Thomas James)
49-91 Hollingbury Road (1902)
162-172 Freshfield Road (1903)
Royal Alexandra Hospital for Sick Children, Dyke Road (outpatients department, 1903; mortuary 1904)

PERSONAL (Thomas)
54 Western Road, Hove [residence 1859-64]
190 North Street [practice 1862-1878]
170 North Street [practice from 1878]
4 Lansdowne Terrace West [residence 1865-1871]
5 St John's Terrace [residence 1873-1884]
104 Lansdowne Place [residence 1890-1898, deathplace]
PERSONAL (Thomas James)
104 Lansdowne Place [residence 1890-1901]
• 5 Medina Terrace [lodging, 1911]]
PERSONAL (Arthur)
104 Lansdowne Place [residence 1890-1901]
59 Ship Street [practice 1912]
41 Norfolk Road [lodging with wife 1911]
101a Lansdowne Place [sic] [residence 1922]
41 Brunswick Place [deathplace 1922]
Lainson, Thomas, & Son
Architectural partnership of Thomas Lainson and Thomas James Lainson at 170 North Street (1890), 56 East Street (1899). WORK
Palmeira House, Palmeira Square (1887)
Jewish Convalescent Home, Montgomery Street (1889)
• 4 houses including 1, 3 in Bertram Road (1890, 1892)
37-67 (odd) Montgomery Street (1892, 1893)
Hebrew Cemetery mortuary, prayer hall, Ohel and cottage, Florence Place and Hollingdean Road (1891)
Lainson, Son & Lindsay
Architectural partnership at 56 East Street (1912). No work identified so far
LAMB, Percy Alden
1871-1947
Architect and surveyor, notably of catholic churches and convents. For the first 12 years of his career he was clerk of works on Westminster Cathedral. He established his own practice in 1907, by 1910 at 13 John Street, London WC2. WORK
St Mary Roman Catholic Church, Surrenden Road* (1910-21)
LAMBERT, William
1789-1862
Stone mason, civil engineer. Born in Brighton, son of a builder who moved here from Croydon, and baptised at Bond Street Baptist Chapel. He built the sea wall along Marine Parade between 1833 and 1838 at a cost of £100,000. WORK
• Sea wall
33 Waterloo Street [residence 1851]
67 Western Road [business premises 1845-1859]
Lambert & Son, W Stone masons. 92 Western Road [premises 1832]
LANCHESTER, Henry Jones FRIBA
1834-1914
Architect, born in Islington, Middlesex. He set up his own practice in 1856, working on railway projects and the development of Greenwich. Around 1870 he moved to Brighton, where he worked on developing the Stanford estate. By 1891 he had moved back to London but had returned to Lindfield, Sussex by 1909, where he died. FRIBA 1903. He was the author of How to Make a House Healthy and Comfortable (1872). His eldest son, Henry Vaughan Lanchester, was also an architect (vice-president of the RIBA) and another son, Frederick was a noted motor engineer and a founder of the Lanchester Motor Company. His daughter Edith (1871-1966) was a radical socialist who was briefly committed to an asylum for the insane when she married an 'artisan-class' person. She died in Brighton. WORK
Amber Ale (Longhurst) Brewery, London Road/Viaduct Road (1876)
Mercia House, 1 Lansdowne Road* (1880)
Palmeira Mansions, Church Road* (1883-1884)

PERSONAL
21 Montpelier Road [residence 1871]
1 St John's Terrace [residence 1882]
LATHAM, C
Architect at 34 Duke Street (1912). WORK
No work identified so far
Laxton, W & H
Architects at 2 York Road and 19 Arundel Street, Strand, London (1854). WORK
No work identified so far
LEACH, William
Land surveyor at 24 London Road (1839-1843). WORK
No work identified so far
LEANEY, Thomas
Surveyor at 14 Crescent Street (1824), 8 Tidy Street (1843). WORK
No work identified so far
LEWIS J, Jr
Architect at 74 Western Road, Hove (1856). WORK
No work identified so far.
LEWRY, Henry
Builder and developer at 15 Church Street (1865). His name is rendered as 'Lewer' for a period in planning applications.
LOADER, Arthur
1839-1895
Brighton-born son of a master poulterer. Architect, surveyor and civil engineer, Own practice at 54 Old Steine (1878-1890) and 52½ East Street (1878). H B Measures trained in his practice. His name remained in the practice of Loader & Long (1895-1899), despite his early death. He was a Brighton Borough councillor for Pier Ward 1887-1895. WORK
53-55 East Street (rebuild for John Beal & Co, 1878)
See also Loader & Long

PERSONAL
10 Preston Street [childhood home 1839-]
2 Richmond Terrace [residence 1891)
Loader & Long
Prolific local architects' firm of Arthur Loader and Edgar Wallis Long [qqv], active 1895-1899 with a practice at 54 Old Steine.
This listing is believed to be complete for the partnership's housing and shops in Brighton and Hove.
WORK
85 Queen's Park Road (1895)
9-27 (odds) Compton Road (1895)
14-15a Chapel Street (1895)
77-84, 88, 89, 95, 96 Albion Hill (1895)
94-94a London Road (1895)
12-22 (evens) Compton Road (1895)
57-67 Richmond Street (1895)
9-35 (odds) Roedale Road (1895)
49, 50 Hampstead Road (1895)
1-7 Windmill Terrace (1895)
5-7 Kingsley Road (1895)
2 Compton Road (bakery, 1896)
45-91 (odds) Bear Road (1896)
34, 36 Harrington Road (1896)
Soapworks, Hollingdean Road (1896)
168, 170, 172 Queen's Park Road (1896)
49-56 Richmond Street (1896)
14 Upper Hamilton Road (shop, 1896)
2 Inwood Crescent (shop, 1896)
4, 6, 8, 14, + 4 more Compton Road (1896)
39, 41, 43 Millers Road (1896)
51, 52 Hampstead Road (1896)
10 Florence Road (1896)
2-52 (evens) Roedale Road (1896)
30, 32, 34 Kingsley Road (1896)
75, 77, 125, 127 Bonchurch Road (1897)
12, 14 Tivoli Crescent (1897)
1, 4, 6 Maldon Road (1897)
• 1 house in Goldsmid Road (1897)
Pavilion, Avenue Lawn Tennis Club, Florence Road (1897)
184 Tivoli Crescent [North] (1897)
1 Woodside Avenue (1897)
319 Dyke Road (1897)
3 houses, Arundel Road (1897)
21-47 (odds) Compton Road (1897)
48 Hampstead Road (1898)
310 Dyke Road (1898)
1, 3 ,5 Tivoli Crescent (1898)
2 Maldon Road (1898)
• 4 houses in Melville Road (1898)
1 shop, Montefiore Road west side (1898)
detached villa, Cromwell Road south side (1899)
• 1 house in Melville Road (1899)
2 Woodside Avenue (1899)
26 Inwood Crescent (1899)
20, 21, 22 Bath Street (1899)
7, 9, 2-10 (evens), 16, 40-50 (evens) Tivoli Crescent (1899)
274, 276, 278, 312 Dyke Road (1899)
40, 42 Harrington Road (1899)
23 (shop), 25, 27 The Drove (1899)
107-115 Preston Drove (1899)
44, 46, 50 Harrington Road (1900)
4, 6, 8, 10, 103 Tivoli Crescent (1900)
278 Dyke Road (1900)
69, 71 Millers Road (1900)
LOCKWOOD, Philip Causton
1821-1908
Civil engineer and architect, born in Woodbridge, Suffolk, son of a builder. He came to Brighton from Arundel where he worked as an architect and clerk of the works for the local authority. Brighton Borough Surveyor. He left £2,384 18s 2d. WORK
Free Libary and Museum, Church Street* (1871)
seafront railings, Marine Parade* (1881)
Western bandstand, King's Road* (1884)

PERSONAL
5 Clifton Street [residence 1858]
19 Black Lion Street [office, residence? 1859]
15 St George's Place [residence 1861]
Albert Cottage, 85 (later 124) Southover Street [residence 1862-66]
1 Gloucester Place [residence 1867-1908, deathplace]
LOCKYER, George R
Carpenter and builder at 16 King Street (1864-1912); also workshops at 49 King Street (1891-1904), 45 King Street (1899-1904), 45-49 King Street (1905-1907) and at 12 York Place (1865-1872), 24 York Place (1873-1886). Lockyer & Sons in 1898. Worked mostly as a jobbing builder and little of his more substantial work remains. WORK
8 Camden Terrace (1865)
23, 25 St George's Mews (1866)
8, 9 Sudeley Street (1868)
Schools for Jews' Synagogue, 37-39 Devonshire Place (1870)
14-15 Camden Terrace (1873)
Hanover Terrace Board Schools (1873)
Brighton New School of Science and Art, Grand Parade (1876-77)
13 Camden Terrace (1881)
Presbytery, Little Sisters Home of the Poor Aged, Old Shoreham Road [1892]
Pair of semi-detached villas, Walsingham Road, east side (1897)
Prudential Assurance Company, 52-52½ King Street (rebuilding 1908)
LONG, Edgar Wallis 1870-1962
Son of a publican, an auctioneer's clerk before traing as an architect. Partner in Loader & Long (1895-1899). Later in his own practice. He joined the Royal Brunswick Masonic Lodge in 1905. WORK
144, 146, 148 Balfour Road
Cransley Lodge, 32 Dyke Road Avenue (1902)
Earlsmead, 42 Dyke Road Avenue (1912)
See also Loader & Long

PERSONAL
1 Compton Road [residence 1897-1898]
• 54 Old Steine [practice 1899-1902]
Hill Side, Millers Road [residence 1899-1902]
40 Marlborough Place [residence, practice 1910-1915]
10 Buckingham Road [residence 1939]
LONG, Edward Wallis Architect at 6 Old Steine, LRIBA 1925.
Long & Kentish
Architectural partnership of M J Long (1939-2018) and Rolfe Kentish (b.1954), formed in 1994. WORK
Aldrich Library, University of Brighton, Cockcroft Building, Lewes Road
• Westlain House, University of Brighton Falmer Campus (1999)
• Falmer Library, University of Brighton (2001)
LUTYENS, Sir Edwin OM RA
1869-1944
Architect. WORK
Former studio, Whiteway Lane, Rottingdean
Hove War Memorial, Grand Avenue* (1921)
White Lodge, 40-40a The Cliff, Roedean (alterations, 1924)
LYNN, George
1806-1891
Builder, stone mason and brickmaker. Born in East Grinstead. In 1851, then 44 and widowed, lived next door to James Charnock Simpson and employed 50 men. By 1871 his workforce had grown to 120 men and 10 boys. His sons, George and Charles, joined the business. His wife died in 1851; his sister-in-law was a visitor to his home in 1871 but was still there 10 years later. He left £4,471 11s 3d. [Note: There were two George Lynns born in East Grinstead around the same time and both became builders. The other one stayed there.] • WORK
See George Lynn & Son(s)

PERSONAL
168 Western Road [residence 1841-1848]
20 Clarence Square [residence 1850-1877]
10 Vernon Terrace [residence, deathplace 1878-1891]
Lynn, George, & Son(s)
Long-established building firm founded by George Lynn [qv above}and joined by his sons George (1835-1904) and Charles (1840-1912). The listing of significant work is believed to be complete. WORK
8-9 Buckingham Road (1870)
3a York Place (1872)
132-133 Queen's Road (2 shops) 1874)
Church etc at Home for Female Penitents, Finsbury Road (1874)
Bird [Booth] Museum, Dyke Road (1874)
Unidentified house, probably then 133 Fairways, in Dyke Road (1874)
138 London Road (shop, 1875)
42 Market Street (rebuilding 1876)
27-28 Seafield Road (1876)
9-10 Seafield Road (1877)
Cottage at Home for Female Penitents, Finsbury Road (1878)
29-35 Vernon Terrace (1879)
56-56a Ship Street and 2-3 Union Street (4 shops, 1880)
Parsonage for Albion Home, West Drive (1880)
70 Marine Parade [remodelling 1880]
St Andrew's Church, Waterloo Street (additions, 1881)
Mission hall, 82-82a Centurion Road (1881)
Parochial rooms, Centurion Road (1890)
68-69 Montpelier Road (1890)
St Mark's Schools, Eastern Road (1895)
St Peter's Church, St Peter's Place* (parish room, 1903)
4 shops on east side, Montefiore Road (1903)
Royal Alexandra Hospital for Sick Children, Dyke Road (outpatients department, 1903; mortuary 1904)
     

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