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PACKHAM, Arthur Benjamin
Company architect for Tamplins Brewery at 1 Phoenix Place. LRIBA 1930. Good Companions, Dyke Road (1939)
Born in Brighton, son of a builder's foreman, living at 33 West Hill Street (1881). Joiner and carpenter, living in Lambeth, London (1901). Building contractor and surveyor in Brighton by 1906. Lived at 15 Highcroft Villas (1906-26). Royal Alexandra Hospital for Sick Children, Dyke Road (Staff dining room, extension to nurses home, 1925)
Architect. Primitive Methodist Chapel, 49-50 High Street, Kemp Town (1886) [now Windsor Lodge]
Queen's Park (Primitive) Methodist Church, Queen's Park Road (1891) [now commercial]
Architect. Baptist Church, North Road, Portslade (1892, demolished 1960)
Building contractor at 24 York Villas.
Parsons & Son Architectural practice at 163 North Street and 43a Dyke Road (1912). Ellen Street Board Schools (repairs 1881)
The Eclipse, Montgomery Street [extended 1895], now The Poets' Corner
Parsons, J & Son Building contractor at 176 Church Road, 20 Marmion Road and Fonthill Road (1910). Withdean Court, London Road (1871)
Architect and surveyor at 40 Rose Hill Terrace (1890-99).
Patching & Son
Building contactor at 44 Portland Street (1910).
PEACH, Charles Stanley
Born in Scotland and trained to be a doctor before spending some time in the Rockies in the USA and returning to London to join the architectuiral practice of H R Gough in 1882 and starting his own practice in London in 1884. He specialised in the merging market for power stations and was architect to several electricity companies and served on the Works Committee of St Paul's Cathedral. His works include the All-England Lawn Tennis Club at Wimbledon, including the original Centre Court. 4-32 Lauriston Road, north side* (1898)
200-205 Preston Road
Preston Manor, Preston Drove* (renovation and enlargement, 1905)
7,9,11 South Road, Preston* (1907)
Son of J L Pearson, whose work on All Saints he completed. All Saints Church, The Drive*
PEARSON, John Loughborough
Architect. Born in Brusssels, Belgium and grew up in Durham. Pupil of Philip Hardwick. Designed many churches from 1843 in Gothic Revival style, noted for the use of vaulting, in particular Truro Cathedral. He is buried in Westminster Abbey. St Barnabas' Church, Byron Street/Sackville Road* (1882-83)
All Saints Church, The Drive* (1889-91)
All Saints Vicarage, Wilbury Road (1891)
Pell Bros Architects at 185 Church Road (1899).
Building contactor at 1 Richardson Road.
PETT, Harold Milburn (1883-1966)
Assistant to Clayton & Black. Own practice at 16 Worcester Villas (1912). Architect for the Diocese of Chichester. • 28 Stanford Road [residence]
St Leonard's Church, New Church Road* (alterations, addition of spire, 1936)
London-born artist who moved to Wales in his early twenties and latterly settled in Abergavenny. Noted for engraving and stained glass, his two most noted works being the windows in the Reform Synagogue in Hove1 and the 'Black Jesus' memorial to a racially motivated bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, for which he raised funding from the people of Wales. Holocaust WIndow, Brighton and Hove Reform Synagogue, Palmeira Avenue (1967)

1Imperial War Museum
Landscape gardener and writer on horticulture, born in Henfield, previously a teacher and banker, who worked extensively in Brighton during the Regency and Georgian era, frequently with Amon Henry Wilds. He lived at 26 Russell Square. The collapse of the massive domed Antheum conservatory (where Palmeira Square now stands) on the day before its official opening in 1822 caused such a shock that Philips went blind. The Level, Ditchling Road (1822)
The Antheum, Adelaide Crescent
Marine Square and other Kemp Town enclosures (gardens)
PHIPPS, C J (Charles John)
Architect, specialising in theatres. He rebuilt the auditorium, stage-house and facade of the Theatre Royal. Theatre Royal, New Road (reconstruction, 1866)
Architect with practice in London, FRIBA.
POLLARD, Robert William
Born in Brighton, son of a tallow chandler. Assistant in architect's office (1871). Architect and surveyor at 108 Church Street (1890-97), 11 Prince Albert Street (1898-1901).
PORDEN, William
Architect. Royal Stables (The Dome), Church Street*
55 Old Steine (Steine House)*
Surveyor in Upper Rock Gardens (1824).
Designer, nephew of John Hardman, in whose firm he replaced A W N Pugin. St Paul's Church, West Street (lectern)
Architect. St Cuthbert's Presbyterian Church, Holland Road
PUGIN, Augustus Welby Northmore
Architect. St Helen's Church, Hangleton Way (glass)
PUTTICK, William
Architect at 56 East Street (1899-1912). Son of an accountant, grew up at 26 Buckingham Street. Lived at 41 Park Crescent (1891), 33 Park Crescent (1901), 4 Park Crescent (1911). Died at Canterbury.
Puttick & Puttick Architectural firm at 82 Queen's Road (Terminus Gates) (1890).
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