Streets of Brighton & Hove


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B Census districts lists references
B2066 see Church Road, New Church Road, Western Road, North Street.  
B2118 see St James's Street, Upper St James's Street, St George's Road, Chesham Road, Rock Street, Bristol Gardens, Roedean Road.  
B2119 see Trafalgar Street.  
B2121 see Dyke Road from Seven Dials to Upper North Street.  
B2122 see Montpelier Road, Vernon Terrace, Chatham Place, New England Road from Old Shoreham Road to Chatham Place.  
B2123 see Falmer Road, The Drove, Falmer.  
B2185 see Grand Avenue, The Drive  
B2194 see Boundary Road/Station Road and Victoria Road, Portslade.  
Baden Road Hero of Boer War, Lt General Lord Baden Powell OM (1857-1941), subsequently founder of Boy Scout movement (cf, Milner Road, etc). Laid out in 1924, numbered 27 September 19281 and 24 May 19292. Pi1929—
1ESRO DB/D/27/154
2ESRO DB/D/27/137
Badger Close, Coldean University of Brighton Varley Park campus.
Badger Way, Coldean University of Brighton Varley Park campus.
Badgers Way, Hangleton West Hove Golf Club.
Baker Street At 103 London Road. Fo1848—
Baker's Bottom Valley, so-called since at least the middle of the 18th century, including Sutherland Road and streets on its east side: Bute Street, Rochester Street. Defined in Census 1891 as 'land . . . between the west side of the road leading from the back of the Sussex County Hospital to south of the south end of the race course and east side of Freshfield Road'. Described in Pages directories as 'rear of Manor House, Kemp Town', with one household in 1895, six in 1904. Pa1895–To1904
Bakery Mews At 35 Coombe Road. Private road, cul-de-sac.
Balfour Road Hardcore for the construction of the road came from a neolithic long barrow at Waldegrave Road. Numbered 21 March 19071; part renumbered 25 February 19262.
      144, 146, 148 were built in 1910 for H Salvage, designed by E Wallis Long.
      150-156 were built in 1926 by T R Braybon, designed by G E Gowar.
1ESRO DB/D/27/116
2ESRO DB/D/27/76
Balsdean A depopulated hamlet and manor in the parish of Rottingdean in a valley south-east of modern Woodingdean by the 18th century, now existing also as Balsdean Cottages and Balsdean Farm. (cf, Bazehill.)  
Balsdean Road, Woodingdean Numbered 27 July 19481, supplementary numbering 7 February 19572. Ke1947—
1ESRO DB/D/27/285
2ESRO DB/D/27/342
Baltic Wharf, Copperas Gap, Portslade See Wellington Road.
Bamford Close, Bevendean Cul-de-sac of 14 houses and flats off Norwich Drive. No properties listed in Ke1949. Ke1949—
Bampfield Street, Southern Cross 29 two- and three-storey terraced houses and flats. To1902—
Bankside, Westdene Numbered 1 June 19611.
      Westdene Primary School. No properties listed in Ke1956.
1ESRO DB/D/27/388
Baranscraig Avenue, Patcham Steep road of interwar-years semi-detached houses. Ke1934—
Barcombe Road, North Moulsecoomb Built in the late 1920s. Most streets in the north of the area are named after Sussex villages. Ke1931—
Barn Rise, Westdene Named 5 April 19381. Numbered 10 October 19392. Ke1947—
1ESRO DB/D/27/40
2ESRO DB/D/27/58
Barnes Road, Portslade Three houses. Pi1901—
Barnes Terrace Part of North Gardens after no 33, existed c18311. Fo1848–Fo1862
1London Gazette
Barnet Way, Hangleton Three houses. No properties listed in Ke1954. Ke1954—
Barnett Road, Hollingbury 'No houses' in Pi1909. Numbered 26 July 19281. Pi1909—
1ESRO DB/D/27/143
Barnfield Gardens, Queen's Park Ke1972—
Barrack Yard       †North Road Swimming Baths.
      Prince Regent Swimming Pool.
Barrhill Avenue, Patcham Part of the Ladies Mile Estate, named by developer George Ferguson after the village in South Ayrshire. Named 27 April 19331. Ke1936—
1ESRO DB/D/27/30
Barrow Close, Hollingdean Cul-de-sac of social terraced housing. Named and numbered 30 December 19641. Ke1968—
1ESRO DB/D/27/416
Barrow Hill, Hollingdean Numbered 8 October 1961; part formerly Barrow Close renumbered 24 November 19661. No propertie slisted in Ke1964. Ke1964—
1ESRO DB/D/27/390
Barrowcliff Street Earlier name of Leicester Street. William Barrowcliff(e), a carpenter, was at Barrowcliff Lodge in 18221 and in North Lane [Road] in 18322. 1Ba1822
2Poll Book 1832
Barrowcliff(e)'s Cottages at 65 North Lane [Road]. Formerly North Lane Cottages. 'Condemned' in Pi1897 but still listed in Pi1914. [1861-64]
Barrowfield Estate The estate comprises Barrowfield Drive, Woodlands, The Green, Elm Close and Barrowfield Close.
      Barrowfield is a working-class area of Glasgow, surrounding the Celtic football ground, which gave its name via the title chosen by Lord Newlands when he acquired UplandsUplands, a 30-room house designed by Clayton & Black in 1885 for P A Taylor, on land off Dyke Road and renamed it Barrowfield Lodge. It was later owned by the Marquess of Exeter, who sold off the surrounding land in 1931 for housing development supervised and in some cases designed by Harold George Turner. The house, now converted to flats, remains.
Image: Uplands in The Architect, 21 August 1885.
[Click on image to enlarge in a new window.]
Barrowfield Close, Hove Cul-de-sac off Tongdean Avenue. Ke1964—
Barrowfield Drive, Hove Ke1934—
Barry Walk, Queen's Park Cul-de-sac of five three-storey terraced houses with integral garages facing two blocks, each of six garages, and four terraced two-storey houses. Ke1970—
Bartholomew Square

¶ Old Town conservation area.
Created in 1985 (?) when the hotel on the south side was built.
      Priory House. The name commemorates St Bartholomew's Priory.

¶ Old Town conservation area.
On 4 June 1759, Anne Boon smothered her three-day-old baby and put the body in a pigsty behind the old market so that the swine would eat the corpse. This is the earliest murder in the town recorded in contemporary accounts.
      1, 3, 4, 5-6, 7 are Grade II listed1.
      1a was numbered 5 January 18933.
      Town Hall. St Bartholomew's Grange, founded by St Pancras Priory, Lewes, stood on the site. (Plaque.) The town hall was designed by Thomas Cooper and built in 1830-32 at a cost of £50,000. Grade II listed2. As well as council offices, it housed the magistrates' court, county court and petty sessions. Until 1967 the police headquarters were in the basement, for which extra cells were added in 1870 by Blackmore & Co at a tender cost of £2,2193 is now a museum, opened May 2006. Some of the windows facing Little East Street were still etched with the word 'Police' until 2010. On 13 March 1844, John Lawrence, murdered the first chief constable, Henry Solomon. Solomon died next day and Lawrence was hanged at Horsham. The fireplace is still there in the museum.
      Pillar box outside the Town Hall bears the VR royal cipher.
1HE 1379920-1379924
2HE 1379974
3ESRO DB/D/27/232
Basin Road North, Aldrington North side of River Adur/Shoreham Harbour. Industrial.  
Basin Road South, Aldrington South side of River Adur/Shoreham Harbour. Industrial.  
Batemans Road, Woodingdean Named 19 November 1965 and numbered 7 July 19661. Ke1969—
1ESRO DB/D/27/440
Bates Estate, West Moulsecoomb Comprises Highbrook Close, Ryelands Drive, Selsfield Drive, Thorndean Road and Wild Park Close. Three-storey blocks of council housing built in the early 1950s on land between Lewes Road and the railway line that had continued to be used by the Bates family as a nursery after the Moulsecoomb estate was bought by Brighton Corporation in 1918. The agreement between William George Bates and executors of the late Henry Joseph Charles Bates was dated 9 November 1949.  
Bates Road Paine applied for planning approval from Brighton Borough Council for 18 houses, to be designed/built by T H Scutt, on 5 August 18981. A fourth-century Roman coin—a 'third brass' of Arcadius (395-408)—was found in the allotments that were formerly to the east of Loder Place, where council-built flats now stand. Pi1901—
1ESRO DB/D/7/4774
Bath Street

¶ West Hill conservation area.
'Houses now building' in Fo1850, 'several unoccupied houses' in Ta1854. [A builder, Thomas Philcox, lived at no 4.] Renumbered 17 January 19011.
      18a was (one of) the first petrol stations in Brighton. A pair of Shell-Mex 1950s petrol pumps remains in place2.
1ESRO DB/D/27/117
2City council local list
Battery Place Built after 1776; 17 houses by 1795.  
Battery Yard   Census1841–1961
Bavant Road

¶ Preston Park conservation area.
Formerly known as Queen Mary Villas. Named after the Wiltshire estates (Fifield Bavant and Norton Bavant) of the Stanford family (see also Norton Road), which owned the land. No properties listed until 1929. Numbered 18 June 19481.
      14 at one time housed the Preston telephone exchange.
1ESRO DB/D/27/284
Baxter Street 'Houses building' in Pa1881. Renumbered 20 April 18811. Pa1881—
1ESRO DB/D/27/222
Baywood Gardens, Woodingdean Part of the Wick Estate. Numbered 29 April 19481. Ke1947—
1ESRO DB/D/27/283
Bazehill An ancient manor in the parish of Rottingdean. Also spelt Ballishill. (cf, Balsdean.)  
Bazehill Road, Rottingdean

¶ Rottingdean conservation area.
Baze Hill was a house along this road, formerly known as Hill Cottage1.
      †Northgate House was a residence early in the 20th century of Rt Hon Sir Edward Carson . Around the turn of 1946/47 it became a residential site for St Dunstan's Training Centre (see Greenways, Ovingdean and Marine Drive) and was opened as St Dunstan's Children's Home on 22 January 1948 by Air Marshal Sir Hugh Saunders. It was later demolished and Northgate Close built on the site.
Beach Cottages, Hove Facing Hove Coastguard Station, off New Shoreham Road (Kingsway). Census1871; Pi1889–Ke1931
Beach Cottages, Portslade  
Beacon Close, Hollingdean Numbered 17 April 19571. No properties listed in Ke1958. Ke1958—
1ESRO DB/D/27/346
Beacon Court, Ovingdean

¶ Ovingdean conservation area.
Off Greenways.  
Beacon Hill, Rottingdean Numbered 16 June 1948 and later1.
      Rottingdean Windmill is a smock mill dating from 1802. A woodcut by Sir William Nicholson (see The Grange) was used as the logo of William Heinemann, the publisher. Grade II listed2.
      Long barrow on Beacon Hill is a scheduled monument3. Disturbed several times, most seriously in 1863 to improve a cricket ground.
      Long barrow on Beacon Hill 160m north-west of the windmill is a scheduled monument4.
1ESRO DB/D/27/117, DB/D/27/446
2HE 1380100
3HE 1013067
4HE 1305229
Beaconsfield Parade, Preston Short parade of shops and flats on the west side of Beaconsfield Road, north of Springfield Road. Pa1877—
Beaconsfield Road, Portlade Pi1912—
Beaconsfield Road, Preston

¶ Preston Park conservation area (70, 70a, 70b, 72a, 72-94 even).
Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli was created Earl of Beaconsfield in 1876, taking the title granted to his wife in her own right in 1868 as Viscountess Beaconsfield. Numbered 21 August 18791 and 1 August 18842.
      23-53 were designed by C O Blaber3.
      55 was designed by Geering4.
      56 was designed by Thomas Simpson5.
      57, 59, 61, 63 were designed by Thomas Simpson6.
1ESRO DB/D/27/250
2ESRO DB/D/27/200
3ESRO DB/D/7/1289 (1 Jun 1875), 1322 (16 Dec 1875)
4ESRO DB/D/7/1402 (14 Nov 1876)
5ESRO DB/D/7/1265 (9 Mar 1875)
6ESRO DB/D/7/1270 (23 Mar 1875)
Beaconsfield Terrace, Portslade   Census1881; Pa1891–To1898
Beaconsfield Villas

¶ Preston Park conservation area.
Semi-detached villas, mostly constructed by J G Blaker 1888. No 4 'and other houses unoccipied' in Pa1883. Numbered 1 August 18841. Renumbered between Lucerne Road and The Drove 15 January 19032.
      48 indenture from John Blaker to Edward Stocker of January 18843.
      Beaconsfield Court.
      113 was formerly no 111a4.
1ESRO DB/D/27/250
2ESRO DB/D/27/105
3ESRO amsgg/AMS6621/3/58
4ESRO DB/D/27/168
Beal Crescent, Hollingdean Frank Beal was mayor of Brighton in 1932-33
      St Richard's Church commemorates St Richard of Chichester.
Bear Road Bear fights were staged at the Bear Inn during the 18th century. Only property listed in Pa1882 was The Sanatorium. The road featured to great effect in the film Loot.
      Renumbered 15 May 19021. Prior to that, terraces, mainly on the north side, were separately named and numbered:
      Euphemia Villas including Newmarket Inn, on south side.
      Sunnyside Villas.
      Harold Villas.
      Record Villas.
      Lincoln Villas.
      High View Villas.
      Belle Vue Cottages.
      Race Hill Cottages.
1ESRO DB/D/27/135
Beard's Lane Formerly ran along a line now roughly marked by Air Street and Zion Street. C Beard and T Beard owned the land here.  
Beatty Avenue, Coldean Named after the First World War naval commander and later First Sea Lord, Admiral David Beatty, 1st Earl Beatty (1871-1936) (cf, the adjacent Haig Avenue) Ke1954—
Beaufort Terrace Renumbered 20 April 18811. Pa1881—
1ESRO DB/D/27/222
Beckley Close, Whitehawk Cul-de-sac. Exisitng numbering confirmed 11 June 19801. 1ESRO DB/D/27/445
Bedford Buildings At 54 Upper Bedford Street and 7 Montague Place. Small houses. Census1861; Fo1861–Ke1954
Bedford Mews At 116 King's Road. Fo1848–Fo1856
Bedford Place

¶ Regency Square conservation area.
Built early 1830s.
      2, built early-to-mid 19th century, is Grade II listed1.
      New Venture Theatre, formerly Christ Church Schools (lettering in frieze: 'Christ Church Schools Erected AD 1841') and the Infant Welfare Centre, is Grade II listed2.
1HE 1379975
2HE 1379976
Bedford Place Mews   1851
Bedford Square

¶ Regency Square conservation area.
Started c.1807, completed after 18181. Originally planned as 36 houses, 42 were actually built. Number of properties in 1822: 32. Some probably designed by Amon Henry Wilds. From the start they were mostly boarding houses/furnished apartments. The gardens were compulsorily purchased by Brighton Corporation in 1884. The two K6 telephone kiosks on the southern side are Grade II listed2.
      3 was the home (1822-27) of Henry Philips, botanist, who proposed a scheme for an Oriental Garden in an Anthaeum glasshouse at the northern end of Oriental Place.
      4-7 are Grade II listed3.
      8, 9 are Grade II listed4.
      10-13 are Grade II listed5.
      14 was the home from 1925 of the actress Marie Hemingway (1893-1939). Grade II listed6.
      15-16 are Grade II listed7.
      16 is where Sir Walter Scott's grandson and eventual heir, Walter Scott Lockhart Scott, was born during a short visit by Scott's daughter and her husband, J G Lockhart, in April 1826.
      21-25, 26-27, 28-31, 32-33 and 34-39 are Grade II listed5.
      21. In 1962, Alfred Benjamin Sugarman (1925-1987), having changed his name to Ben Sherman, returned from the US to his birth town and opened a shirt factory here. The brand achieved international fame during the 1970s.
      21-25 are Grade II listed8.
      26-27 are Grade II listed9.
      28-31 are Grade II listed10.
      32-33 are Grade II listed11.
      34-39 are Grade II listed12.
      36. In June 1866 Ellen Warder died here as a result of wolf's bane (aconite) poisoning administered over the previous month by her husband, Dr Alfred Warder. When a suspicious doctor refused to sign the death certificate, an inquest was held at the Rockingham Inn in Sillwood Street. Dr Warder killed himself by consuming prussic acid in a room at the Bedford Hotel in King's Road about 10 days after the murder. His two previous wives were found to have died in suspicious circumstances.
      39 was the final home and death place of General Sir Frederick Philipse Robinson.
      Bedford Hotel 1851.
1Anthony Dale: Fashionable Brighton
2HE 1379988, 1379989
3HE 1379977
4HE 1379978, 1379979
5HE 1379988
6HE 1379981
7HE 1379982
8HE 1379983
9HE 1379985
10HE 1379984
11HE 1379986
12HE 1379987
Bedford Street

¶ East Cliff conservation area.
Number of properties in 1822: 21. Renumbered 4 June 18791.
      17-18 were designed by Wilds and Busby. Grade II listed2 with their railings.
1ESRO DB/D/27/250
2HE 1379990
Beech Close, Mile Oak Cul-de-sac of two semi-detached and six terraced houses. Ke1969—
Beech Grove, Bevendean Cul-de-sac of Tudorbethan semi-detached houses, built 1930s. Ke1933—
Beech Wood, Patcham   [1881]
Beechers Road, Mile Oak Bungalows. Ke1947—
The Beeches Built in the 1960s on the site of the first house in Dyke Road Avenue (no 14, built 1884) and its four-acre estate. Named 26 August 1965 and numbered 25 November 19651. See also Hazeldene Meads. Ke1973—
1ESRO DB/D/27/439
Beechlands Estate, Rottingdean Built to the west of Falmer Road c1954, layout by D J Howe, Brighton borough engineer1. Comprises Rowan Way, Eley Crescent, Eley Drive, Elvin Crescent, Court Ord Drive, Meadow Close. The deeds are in ESRO2. 1ESRO DB/D/56/320
2ESRO ACC 8728/2/40
Beechwood Avenue, Withdean Named 5 April 19381. Numbered October 19452. Ke1936—
1ESRO DB/D/27/41
2ESRO DB/D/27/252
Beechwood Close Numbered December 19581. No properties listed in Ke1960. Ke1960—
1ESRO DB/D/27/41
Beeding Avenue, Hangleton One of a group of adjoining roads named after Sussex villages. Evidemce of Roman occupation, including a basilican Roman villa and 11 corn drying kilns, was found here during building operaations in 1947-49. Ke1949—
Beldon Road Location unknown; misspelling of Belton Road?. Land here was conveyanced from Phillips to Cutress in 1883.1 1ESRO ACC5310/33
Belfast Street, Hove       St Andrew's Church of England Primary School opened here in September 2003, having moved from a site just to the south, built in 1977, which replaced the original school in George Street.
      15-17 Belfast Tavern PH, renamed The Bell by 2009, then The Urchin in 2015.
Belgrave Place

¶ East Cliff conservation area.
Built c1846 by Thomas Cubitt, probably named after London's Belgrave Square, where Cubitt had built a house for Thomas Kemp. Cubitt had acquired property in Kemp Town as part payment of debts owned to him by Thomas Read Kemp.
      1-3 and their railings are Grade II listed1.
      4-7 and their railings are Grade II listed2.
      8-10 and their railings are Grade II listed3.
      11-12 and their railings are Grade II listed4.
      13-17 and their railings are Grade II listed5.
1HE 1379991
2HE 1379992
3HE 1379993
4HE 1379994
5HE 1379995
Belgrave Square, Portslade Short cul-de-sac turning with 13 terraced houses off Wellington Road. 1881 Pa1890–Ke1949
Belgrave Street       Belgrave Street Congregational Chapel was designed by Thomas Simpson. The foundation stone is dated 1 January 1863 and the chapel opened in 1865. It closed in 1942 and became the Technical College Training Centre. It is now used for housing and known as Billam House, part of Billam Terrace. Fo1861—
Belgrave Terrace East of 154 Marine Parade.
      9 was the home of Dr Sir William Tindal Robertson MP. He committed suicide here by cutting his throat when severely depressed.1
1Glasgow Herald, 7 October 1889
Belgrave Terrace, Portslade   1881
Belgrave Terrace North Former name of 28-36 London Road1. Ta1854
Belle Vue Co1799–
Belle Vue Cottages Private road, cul-de-sac off Bear Road Pa1890—
Belle Vue Field Site of Regency Square, used for fairs and other gatherings until c1806. It had a wharf in front of it. A windmill formerly known as West Mill, then Streeter's Mill, was moved from here to a site at the top of the Millers Road by 36 yoke of oxen in 1797.  
Belle Vue Gardens

¶ College conservation area (1-9 odd).
Renumbered 16 October 19001 and 19 November 19032.
      Belle Vue Court was built c.1968 on the site of Belle Vue Hall, home of William Percival Boxall JP. Belle Vue Hall's original garden wall still stands. (See also 22 Walpole Road). House on nearby Marine Parade at the seaward end of Burlington Street c.1800 was called Belle Vue; houses to the west of the top of Burlington Street on Bristol Road preserve the name. See also Eastern Road.
1ESRO DB/D/46/660 2ESRO DB/D/27/101
Bellingham Crescent, Hove The Bellinghams were an old Sussex family.
      69 is Aldrington Place.
Belmont Built c1858. See also 165 Preston Road.
      2, 3, 4, 5--6 are Grade II listed1.
1HE 1379996-1379999
Belmont Place From 38 Cheapside to 37 Ann Street. Small houses. Fo1850—
Belmont Street From 42 Cheapside to 37 Ann Street. Trades and small houses. Fo1850—
Belton Close

¶ Round Hill conservation area.
Private road. Cul-de-sac.
Belton Road

¶ Round Hill conservation area.
Renumbered 16 July 18911.
      25-31 and 36-46 are on the site of the former Roundhill Mill, which ceased working by wind power in 1908, closed in 1910 and was demolished in 1913. The reclaimed bricks and timber were recycled into the houses, designed by Roffey for builder Thomas Dawes2.
1ESRO DB/D/27/239
2ESRO DB/D/7/6503 dated 1913-09-18
Belvedere Terrace

¶ Clifton Hill conservation area.
Part of Norfolk Road. Built 1848-1853 for Mary Wagner, sister of Rev H M Wagner, on land behind her house, the Belvedere in Montpelier Road.
      21-28 are Grade II listed1.
1HE 1380609
Bembridge Road From Elm Grove to Hartington Road. Although Towner's 1899 description does not match, this appears to be the name of Bembridge Street [qv] until May 1899. To1899
Bembridge Street Steeply-stepped two-storey terraced houses, numbered consecutively from the south-east corner.
      1-6 were built by Mr Russell1.
      7-14 and 15 were built by Mr Martyn2.
1ESRO DB/D/7/4880 as Bembridge Road (19 Feb 1899)
2ESRO DB/D/7/4962 (18 May 1899), DB/D/7/5097 (21 Dec 1899)
Bendigo Estate A plotland development of shanty buildings, mostly former army huts, developed 1922-24 in the neighbourhood of Vale Avenue to the east of London Road at Patcham.  
Benett Avenue, Hove Named after Vere Fane Benett, aka Benett-Stanford. Ke1956—
Benett Drive, Hove Stanford estate. Construction of road began summer 1955. Ke1947—
Benfield Barn Conservation area, designated 1989; 0.59ha, 1.43 acres. Character statement
Benfield Close, Portslade Built 1930s.
      †Cowhayes Cottage was where nos 4-5 are now until c1930.
OS1930 revision
Benfield Crescent, Portslade Built 1930s. Ke1947—
Benfield Way, Portslade   Pi1925—
Bengairn Avenue, Patcham Moderne-influenced dormer bungalows. Ke1936—
Bennett Road, Kemp Town Renumbered 25 June 19251. To1907—
1ESRO DB/D/27/80
Bentham Road One of several streets off Elm Grove named after nineteenth century philosophers (cf, Carlyle Street, Cobden Road). Jeremy Bentham (1748-1832) propounded the utilitarian system of philosophy. Four properties listed 'and other houses building' in Pa1881. Renumbered 20 April 18811.
      43-45 was a Congregational Mission Hall, built in 1881 and closed in 1975.
1ESRO DB/D/27/222
Berwick Road, Saltdean Numbered 20 September 19381. Ke1949—
1ESRO DB/D/27/49
Beresford Road, Kemp Town Bristol Estate, one of five names commemorating senior staff at the Royal Sussex County Hospital nearby; this one is Gerald Waddington Beresford . No properties listed in Ke1958. Social housing apartment blocks, leading to allotments. Ke1958—
1ESRO DB/D/27/49
Bernard Place Intersecting road between Bonchurch Road and Totland Road. To1903—
Bernard Road No properties listed in Pi1888. Pi1888—
Berriedale Avenue, Hove Portland estate. 'No houses' in Pi1927. Berridale is a hamlet on the Sutherland estates of the Dukes of Portland at the mouth of Berriedale Water. Pi1927—
Bertram Road, Hove Vallance estate. Former name of Portland Road, previously Clarendon Villas Road.
      Wesleyan Iron Church became Hove Methodist Church (see Portland Road
Berwick Road, Saltdean Ke1949—
Bevendean One of the manors that comprised the parish of Falmer. (Valley of Beva?) Two farms were here: Lower and Upper Bevendean.
      Higher Bevendean is the private housing development of the late 1930s (Bevendean Crescent, Medmerry Hill, Nyetimber Hill, Widdicombe Way).
      Lower Bevendean is the council estate developed from 1949 as an extendion of The Avenue.
Bevendean Avenue, Saltdean Some distance from Bevendean, extending beyond the city boundary. Numbered 1 September 19551. 1ESRO DB/D/27/323
Bevendean Crescent Ke1934—
Bevendean Road Treated as a continuation of Bear Road when three farms were here in the 19th century: Heath Hill Farm, Lower Bevendean Farm and Upper Bevendean Farm.
      †Bevendean Hospital began as an isolation unit in temporary huts in 1881 during an outbreak of smallpox. The main building, designed by borough engineer Francis J C May, was opened by the mayor of Brighton, Sir John Blaker, on 27 October 1898. It closed on 26 September 1990 and was later demolished to make way for housing and the Sussex Beacon hospice. The gates, gate piers and walls of the hospital still stand and are Grade II listed1.
1HE 1380000
Bexhill Road, Woodingdean Road encircling the northern part of Woodingdean and continuing southwards as Cowley Drive. Ke1966—
Bigwood Avenue, Hove Named after a local landowner [not traced but John Bigwood was a house agent who lived at 57 Dyke Road in 1905].
      9 was the birthplace and lifelong home of film archivist Graham Head (1909-1981).
Billam Terrace Part of Belgrave Street, based on the former Congregational chapel by Thomas Simpson.  
Billinton Way In the New England Quarter development. R J Billinton was superintendent at the Brighton works of the London Brighton & South Coast Railway in succession to William Stroudley.  
Birch Grove Crescent, Hollingbury Semi-detached post-war social housing. Ke1949—
Birling Close One of a group of streets named after places in East Sussex. (cf, Eastbourne Road, Jevington Drive.) Ke1966—
Bishops Road, Hove Stanford Estate.
      Layout and sewer plans: July 19261, March 19282. Only property listed is Pi1927: Windygates, occupied by H C Turner (is this architect Harold Turner, who worked in this area?)
1ESRO DO/C/8/927,930
2ESRO DO/C/8/1176,1175
Bishopstone Drive, Saltdean Formerly known as Newlands Road. Numnbered 12 September 19631.
      5, 7 were built in 2012 by the developers Sussex Villas Ltd and designed by Turner Associates in new-deco style to replace a derelict semi-detached 1930s property.
1ESRO DB/D/27/396
Black Lion Lane

¶ Old Town conservation area.
Formerly known as Black Lion Street Lane.
      1 Sea Nest, 2 The Nook and 3 from the late 18th century are Grade II listed1.
1HE 1380001
Black Lion Street

¶ Old Town conservation area.
One of the town's earliest streets, dating back to at least the 16th century, named after the inn. It had 62 houses by 1776, to which another 15 were added by 1795. However, humber of properties in 1822: 35.
      2 was the baths and lodging house of Sake Dean Mahomed and the birthplace on 11 April 1849 of Frederick Akbar Mahomed.
      15 Cricketer's Arms Hotel dates from c1545, then known as the Laste and Fishcart. It was renamed by landlord Jutton in 1790. The outside is dated 1886 and the upper storeys 1824. The pub, its sign and 'attached iron chain' are Grade II listed1.
      37 Black Lion pub and its associated former brewery were established c1546. This is where the first protestant martyr, Deryk Carver (who grew hops in the Hempshares and was burnt 22 July 1555 at Lewes), lived. Plaque erected 1926.
map c1824
1HE 1380002
Black Lion Street Lane From 15 Black Lion Street to 52 Ship Street. Now called Black Lion Lane. 1826-1850s
Black Rock District at the former eastern edge of Brighton (see Boundary Road). Black Rock Farm was on the cliffs close to the present-day Marine Gate apartment block on Marine Drive, to the east of the Abergavenny Arms and Rifle Butt Road. The area to the north, leading up to the Volunteer rife range, was known as Black Rock Valley. Development began with the construction of the gas works in 1818-1819 by the Brighton Gas Light and Coke Company. The gasworks were just outside the borough to avoid paying tax on imported coal.
      The outfall from the main sewer and storm drain was here.
      Black Rock Swimming Pool, designed in art deco style by Brighton Borough Engineer David Edwards, opened in 1936, closed in 1978 and was demolished the following year. Re-development of this area, on the seafront below Marine Parade to the west of the Marina, has been under consideration for many years.
Black Rock Cottages   Census1881; Pa1891—
Blackman Street Formerly small tenements, built c1836-40. Subject to a compulsory purchase order in 1959; the housing was demolished in 1962 and replaced with, among other buildings, Brighton's tallest Council housing tower block, Theobald House, named after Councillor Stanley Theobald. [1839] PO1845—
Blackthorn Close, Portslade Cul-de-sac.
Blaker Street Built commercially in 1895-99 with White Street to designs by Francis J C May, the borough surveyor, on the site of Thomas Street, Chesterfield Street, Cumberland Street and Derby Place. The Blakers were a prominent local family: Sir John Blaker was mayor of Brighton 1895-98 (as was Frederick Blaker 1904-05). Renumbered 4 February 18971. To1898—
1ESRO DB/D/27/230
Blaker's Park    
Blatchington Road, Hove

¶ Cliftonville conservation area (102-106 even, Central United Reform Church, Holy Trinity Church, Ventnor Hall).
The road leads to West Blatchington. The section between Goldstone Villas and Denmark Villas was originally known as North Place. 'PRIvate Houses and Shops now building' in Pa1873.
      Central United Reformed Church on the corner of Ventnor Villas opposite Holy Trinity was initially the Cliftonville Congregational Church, designed by H N Goulty. The foundation stone is dated 9 July 1867. During the 1940s it was known as the Ventnor Lecture Hall.
      Holy Trinity Church was built 1862-64 in red brick and stone to a design by James Woodman, built by Cane, with a north aisle of 1868. The church is Grade II listed1 as are the churchyard walls2.
1HE 1187541
2HE 1204739
Blenheim Mews Blenheim (German: Blindheim) is a place in Bavaria, noted for the nearby battle in 1704, which led to General John Churchill being created 1st Duke of Marlborough and being rewarded with a residence called Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire. 1851
Blenheim Place

¶ North Laine conservation area (1-8 consecutive).
Partly pedestrianised street of small terraced houses built c1840. On the south side is the wall of a malthouse, retained as part of a development of 12 flats. Census1841; PO1845—
Bloomsbury Place

¶ East Cliff conservation area.
      1-13 and their railings are Grade II listed1.
      15-18 and their railings are Grade II listed2.
      19-31 and their railings are Grade II listed3.
1HE 1380003
2HE 1380004
3HE 1380006
Bloomsbury Street

¶ East Cliff conservation area.
Blucher Place Built during 1810s parallel to Wellington Place off the northern end of Upper Russell Street. Small houses. Field Marshal Gebhart von Blücher (1742-1819) commanded the Prussian forces alongside the Duke of Wellington in the defeat of Napoleon at Waterloo. By the time the street was named in his honour his mental state was questionable. According to one account, he believed he was pregnant with an elephant by a French grenadier. Number of properties in 1822: 16. SMall tenements. Ba1822—
Blue and Buffs Former name of 1-4 Old Steine, painted in the colours of the Whig Party, which the Prince Regent then favoured.  
Boar's Lane Earlier name for Air Street.  
Bodiam Avenue, Lower Bevendean Formerly Norwich Drive East. Ke1951—
Bodiam Close, Lower Bevendean Ke1951—
Bodle's Court At 49 (Great) Russell Street. Former cul-de-sac of small tenements with the name of an old Brighton family, which owned land in the Hempshares in the mid 17th century; Richard Bodle was High Constable of Brighton in 18181. No properties listed in Ke1934. [1826], Census1841; Ta1854–Ke1934
1Harrison and North:60
Boiler House Road, Falmer On the University of Brighton campus.  
Bolney Road, Moulsecoomb Built in the late 1940s. Most streets in the north of the area are named after Sussex villages. Ke1949—
Bolsover Road, Hove Portland estate. Part of the Glen Estate. Bolsover Castle was one of the seats of the Dukes of Portland. The step-mother of the sixth Duke was created Baroness Bolsover in 1880. Road laid out on former allotments by George Burstow for J V Franklin, planning application dated 13 April 18971.No properties listed in To1903. Variety of two-storey terraced housing. To1903—
ESRO DO/C/6/1573
Bolton Terrace Part of Richmond Street, nos 13-15. Ta1854–Fo1861
Bonchurch Road Four properties listed and 'other houses building' in Pa1884. Renumbered 6 September 18941
.       125, 127: building approval was applied for by Godley for two houses, to be built by Pollard, on 6 August 18972.
1ESRO DB/D/27/165
2ESRO DB/D/7/4575
Bond Street

¶ North Laine conservation area.
Formerly known as New Street (cf, the adjacent New Road)5, renamed c1803 and apparently renumbered then or soon after. Built after 1776; 32 houses by 1795. In New Street Co1800 lists a baker (no 33), basket-maker (34), builders (10), dancing masters (35), grocers (9, 17), hairdresser (30), poulterer (18), upholder (10), whitesmith and bell-hanger (21) and the Wheatsheaf Inn. Number of properties in 1822: 42.
      2, 3 were built as terraced houses (4 and 5 bow-fronted), later converted to shop use. Grade II listed1.
      4-5, 6-7a were built as terraced houses (4 and 5 bow-fronted), later converted to shop use. Grade II listed2.
      14 has a 19th century shop front. Aird & Co moved here from 45a Gardner Street. Grade II listed3.
      15-16 are Grade II listed4.
      18a-20 were built as terraced houses, later converted to shop use. Grade II listed with 5 Church Street5.
      21 has a tiled doorway with the number 21 and 'Estb 1874' in a tiled pediment above the door.
      27 (formerly 19 New Street) was the Wheatsheaf Inn (intaglio in rendering).
      30, now a modern brick-faced infill, was the stage door of the former Dolphin Theatre (16-17 New Road).
      35 is the stage door of the Theatre Royal (see New Road) and is Grade II listed with the theatre and Colonnade PH6.
      42 (?) at the North Street end of the east side was the site of a Salem Strict Baptist Chapel designed by local architect Thomas Simpson, built in 1861, demolished in 1974 and replaced by Edge House and a double retail unit.
1HE 1380007, 1380008
2HE 1380009, 1380010
3HE 1380012
4HE 1380013
5HE 1380014
6HE 1380103
Bond Street Cottages

¶ North Laine conservation area.
At 9 Bond Street. Formerly Bond Street Court. Small tenements. Grade II listed1, excluding the Sussex County Arts Club. Pa1867mdash;
1HE 1380011
Bond Street Court Previous name of Bond Street Cottages until the mid-1860s. PO1846–Fo1864
Bond Street Lane

¶ North Laine conservation area.
From 11 Bond Street to Jew Street. Incorrectly spelled 'Laine' on the street sign and in the council website's Traffic Searches Information list.  
Bond Street Row

¶ North Laine conservation area.
From 7 Bond Street to King Place. Twitten. [1826] Fo1848—
Borough Street

¶ Clifton Hill conservation area.
Built early 1830s and named in honour of the creation of the parliamentary borough of Brighton in 1832.
      3, 8-13 and 16 were built c1830. Grade II listed1.
      20-24 were built c1832. Grade II listed2.
      45a St Stephen's House was built in 1855 as St Stephen's National School, associated with the church in Montpelier Place and Rev George Wagner. It was later used as commercial premises and is now occupied by the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS). Grade II listed3.
1HE 1380015, 1380016, 1380017
2HE 1380018
3HE 1380019
Borrow King Close, Bevendean Built 2005 (?) on the site of the former Bevendean Hospital. Arthur Borrow King (1924-1992) was a Brighton councillor. A handicap race at Brighton Races is named in his memory.  
Boss Mews   1851
Boss's Gardens At 29-30 Edward Street to Carlton Hill. Small houses. Lt George Boss had a riding academy here in the 1840s. Fo1852–Ke1968
Boston Street York Road to New England Street. Montpelier Road North. The land was bought for building development by Daniel Friend from William V Langridge, Clerk of the Peace for Sussex1. Named after the New England city of Boston at the same time as New England Street. Subject to a 1956 compulsory purchase order and demolished in the 1958. The stump runs south from the west end of Cross Street, at the rear of Clarendon Centre. Census1861; Fo1864—
1James Gray JG_10a_168
Boundary Passage

¶ Clifton Hill conservation area.
Formerly known as Norfolk Avenue, this is on the boundary between Brighton and Hove.
      Boundary marker stone 40 metres north of Western Road Grade II listed1.
      Boundary stone at the junction with Montpelier Place are Grade II listed2.
      9-10 has housed the Brighton & Hove Central Spiritualist Church since 1978.
1HE 1380005
2HE 1380367
Boundary Road, Black Rock Between 1606 and 1928 this was the eastern boundary of Brighton.
      Bell Tower Industrial Estate takes its name from the salvaged old school bell, being on the site of
      †St Mark's Schools moved here from Chesham Road. The architect of the boys' and girls' departments was Joseph Norton of Sheffield1.
1Building News, 2 September 1898:341
Boundary Road, Hove/Portslade B2194. The eastern side of the road only.
See also Station Road, Portslade.
Bowring Way, Bristol Estate, no properties lited in Ke1958. One of five names commemorating senior staff at the Royal Sussex County Hospital nearby; this one is Walter Andrew Bowring. Three pairs of semi-detached houses and three social housing blocks called Pippin, Cherry, Damson, the names being worked in mosaic. Ke1958—
Boyces Street

¶ Old Town conservation area.
Existed by the mid 17th century. Formerly (18th century) Boyces Lane. Sarah Boyce was a local landowner1; a member of the family owned a cottage here. Number of properties in 1822: 13
      2 was the Sussex and Brighton Infirmary for Diseases of the Eye 1832-1846. It is Grade II listed2.
      8 The Full Moon pub was built 1843.
      10 is faced with mathematical tiles.
      11, the Fiddler's Elbow pub, was previously the Stafford Arms and then Beckett's Head.
Co1799 (as Boyce's Lane), Ba1822—
1Jones & Pollard
2HE 1380021
Boyles Lane, Kemp Town Private twitten off Prince's Terrace.
Brackenbury Close, Portslade Cul-de-sac of 27 houses, built 1996.  
Brading Road Pa1885—
Braemore Road, Hove Portland estate. Built 1927. Braemore is a settlement on Berriedale Water in the Duke pf Portland's Sutherland estates. Pi1927—
Braeside Avenue, Patcham Part of the Ladies Mile Estate, named by developer George Ferguson after the village in Aberdeenshire. Named 27 April 19331. Ke1934—
1ESRO DB/D/27/30
Bramber Avenue, Hangleton One of a group of adjoining roads named after Sussex villages.  
Bramber Avenue, Peacehaven       Church of the Ascension was designed by L Keir Hett, built by T J Braybon & Son and consecrated on 27 September 1955, when the ecclesiatical parish of Peacehaven was formed. It replaced an iron church (actually wood and asbestos) built in 1922 on the site now occupied by the church hall, built in 1966. The Sussex Chapel to complete the building was made possible by a bequest from Miss Nellie Woodruff. Ke1949—
Bramble Rise, Westdene Named 5 April 19381. Part numbered 4 July 19532. Supplementary numbering 5 April 1956 and 16 January 19603. Ke1954—
1ESRO DB/D/27/40
2ESRO DB/D/27/311
3ESRO DB/D/27/331
Bramble Way, Hollingbury Cul-de-sac, built on the site of an ancient field system1. Formerly Sedgwick Road. Three-storey apartment blocks.
      68 was the final home of actress Phyllis Dare.
1ESRO MES23816
Brambledean Road, Portslade Mostly two-storey terraced housing. Pi1909—
Brangwyn Estate Developed by W H Lee c1936. The estate was named in honour of Sir Frank Brangwyn, who lived at Ditchling 1918-1956 but was apparently reluctant to have his name used thus. The entrance to the estate is marked at the junction of Brangwyn Drive and Brangwyn Way by two brick piers, which are Grade II listed1. 1HE 1381683
Brangwyn Avenue Numbered 6 October 19551. Crouched burial human remains were found here, probably late Neolithic or Early Bronze Age, but with no grave goods Ke1947—
1ESRO DB/D/27/40
Brangwyn Crescent Numbered 6 October 19551. Ke1947—
1ESRO DB/D/27/40
Brangwyn Drive Numbered 6 October 19551. Ke1947—
1ESRO DB/D/27/40
Brangwyn Way Numbered 6 October 19551. Ke1947—
1ESRO DB/D/27/40
Brasslands Drive, Portslade Mainly interwar-years bungalows and semi-detached houses. Ke1947—
Braybon Avenue The Braybon family firm built many houses in the north of Brighton. Renumbered 17 March 19421.
      Church of Christ the King is a modern Anglican church, designed by L K Hett, built by Ringmer Building Works and consecrated on 16 March 1959. The bell, pews and choir stalls came from the about-to-be-demolished St Margaret's, Cannon Place. The church hall was dedicated on 31 March 1939. The church was declared redundant in 2006 and is now Elim Pentecostal Church.
      St Thomas More is a modern Roman Catholic Church.
1ESRO DB/D/27/62
Braypool Lane  
Bread Street Originally from Church Street to North Road—53 houses in 18221—now a cul-de-sac off North Road, leading to a private development.
      † Church of St Mary the Virgin and St Mary Magdalene was the first church commissioned by Rev Arthur Douglas Wagner. Designed by G F Bodley and built by John Fabian, it opened in 1862, closed in 1948 and was taken over for industrial use. It was demolished in 1965.
Brede Close, Whitehawk Cul-de-sac. Existing numbering confirmed 11 June 19801. 1ESRO DB/D/27/445
Brentwood Close, Hollingdean Five pairs of semi-[detached houses around a green. No properties listed in Ke1968. Ke1968—
Brentwood Crescent, Hollingdean Ke1968—
Brentwood Road, Hollingdean Local authority housing. No properties listed in Ke1954. Ke1954—
Brewer Street Built in 1882 on the site of The Maze, part of Ireland's Pleasure Gardens. Renumbered 18 October 18831.
      † 43 was a Tilley's bus shed.
1ESRO DB/D/27/190A
Briar Close, Woodingdean Cul-de-sac of six bungalows. Ke1973—
Briarcroft Road, Woodingdean Numbered 5 September 1958, supplementary numbering 9 January 19701. Ke1966—
1ESRO DB/D/27/352
Bride Place Between 2 Elm Grove and 3 Islingword Road. 1859
Briggs's Passage At 131 North Street. [1826] Census1841; Ta1854–Fo1859
Brigden Street, Preston Built by Daniel Friend in the 1860s. Alderman John Leonhardt Brigden was mayor of Brighton 1863-1865 and 1873-1875.
      St Luke's Sunday School opened in 1877. It was replaced by a school in Exeter Street.
Bright's Place At the commencement of Lewes Road, corner of Elm Grove. 'Other houses now building'
      †2 Admiral Napier Inn commemorated Admiral Sir Charles Napier (1786-1860).
      'Other houses now building' in Fo1856.
BRIGHTON 'Beorhthelm's farmstead' (OE Beorhtelingas tun). In Domesday Book as Bristelmestune. Still known as Brighthelmston as recently as the Prince Regent's day, although the abbreviated version was noted in the late 17th century; and the shortened version was adopted officially by the Town Commissioners in 1810. The town was incorporated as a borough in 1854.  
Brighton Greenway Pedestrian way running north-west from Stroudley Road to the north side of New England Road between the two railway viaducts. Created c2010 and not signed.  
Brighton Hall Estate Development on the site of the Old Workhouse, including Buckingham Road.  
Brighton Michelham A manor owned by the Michelham priory until the dissolution of the monasteries by Henry VIII, who gave it to Anne of Cleves on their divorce. It reverted to the Crown after her death in 1557 and was given by Queen Elizabeth to Thomas Sackville, Baron Buckhurst.  
Brighton Park Former name of Queen's Park.  
Brighton Place

¶ Old Town conservation area.
Angled street in The Lanes, formerly part of The Knab; the name was in use before 1799, reflecting the popular name for Brighthelmston. Several shops holding royal warrants were here during the reign of George IV. Number of properties by 1779: 50' number by 1794: 66, number in 1822: 43. Absorbed into the re-developed Brighton Square.
      5, 6, 6A are Grade II listed1.
      7-8 are Grade II listed2.
      9 Druid's Head Inn, built as a dwelling house late 18th century and converted to a pub in 1825. It is believed to have a closed-off cellar passage. The ghost of a smugger is said to be active in the cellar. While being chased along smugglers' tunnels by customs officials on 2 August 1742 he slipped on wet steps and fell to his death. Grade II listed3.
map c1824
1HE 1380022
2HE 1380023
2HE 1380024
Brighton Place Cottages Cul-de-sac of small houses off Brighton Place. Fo1848–Pa1882
Brighton Square

¶ Old Town conservation area.
Shopping development built in 1966 on the site of an older place of the same name—taking in the modern Brighton Place—also known as The Knab, Knabb or Knap. Numbered 6 June 19641. Ke1968—
1ESRO DB/D/27/412
map c1824
Brill's Lane

¶ Old Town conservation area.
Charles Brill was the founder of Brill's Baths, which from 1869 to January 1929 stood between East Street and Pool Valley. Ke1973—
Bristol Estate The name derived from local landowner 1st Marquess/5th Earl of Bristol, who lived at 19-20 Sussex Square It was applied to streets—Bristol Gardens; Bristol Gate; Bristol Mews; Bristol Place; Bristol Road; Bristol Road East; Bristol Street; Bristol Terrace [qqv]—and a pub name in Kemp Town, and the Bristol estate at Whitehawk.  
Bristol Gardens, Kemp Town

¶ Kemp Town conservation area (12-38 even).
Renumbered 27 March 19241.
      9 is Grade II listed2.
1ESRO DB/D/27/196
2HE 1380025td>
Bristol Gate, Kemp Town The gates, lamp standards and walls are Grade II listed1. Renumbered 10 February 19482.
      2 Rosaz House was Brighton and Hove Girls Orphanage from 1936, moving here from the Latilla Building of the Royal Sussex County Hospital, Eastern Road. Named after Chevalier François de Rosaz, founder of the orphanage when it was in Western Road.
1HE 1380026
2ESRO DB/D/27/277
Bristol Mews, Kemp Town Gated private cul-de-sac on the site of former glasshouses in Bristol Nursery.
Bristol Place, Kemp Town

¶ Kemp Town conservation area (west side).
No properties listed in Ke1932. Ke1932—
Bristol Road

¶ East Cliff conservation area (1, 2, 8-10, 12-30, St Joseph's Convent).
No properties listed in PO1846. Renumbered 17 January 19011.
      St Joseph's Convent of Mercy & School & Guest House for Lady Boarders came to this site in 1853. The chapel was designed by George Cheesman and built in 1892; it is Grade II listed3. The convent chapel is also Grade II listed6.
      10 St John the Baptist Church, designed by William Hallett in neo-classical style and based on St Mary, Moorfields, London, was one of the earliest Catholic churches built after the Catholic Emancipation Act of 1829, extended to designs by Gilbert Robert Blount in 1887 and 1890 with wall decorations from 1890-1921 by Nathaniel Hubert Westlake. It opened in 1835 and contains the tomb of Maria Fitzherbert (1756-1837), morganatic wife of George IV. The Baptism of Christ and relief memorial to Rev Edward Cullin (1776-1850) is by John Edward Carew and date from 1835 and 1850 respectively. The church is Grade II* listed2.
      28-29. The stables at the rear, a rare surviving example of early 19th century livery stables, are Grade II listed4.
      Secret Garden on the eastern corner with Bristol Place: vault, garden structures, north, south and west walls are Grade II listed5. Managed by the Antony Dale Trust.
1ESRO DB/D/27/100
2HE 1380031
3HE 1380029
4HE 1380030
5HE 1415852 (June 2014)
6HE 1380028
Bristol Road East Name of Chesham Road before 1865.  
Bristol Street, Kemp Town Numbered 27 September 19281. Ke1924—
1ESRO DB/D/27/149
Bristol Terrace The section of Bristol Road opposite St John the Baptist Church, numbered in Bristol Road after 1873. Fo1861—Pa1873
Brittany Road, Hove 'Houses building' in Pi1928.
      50 was the final home from c1948 of singer/songwriter Roy Leslie Holmes (1901-1960).
Broad Green, Woodingdean       St Patrick's Catholic Church was previously the Anglican Church of the Resurrection, designed in 1955 by John Wells-Thorpe. Ke1966—
Broad Green Mews, Woodingdean Private cul-de-sac.  
Broad Street

¶ East Cliff conservation area.
Built after 1776; 22 houses by 1795, 32 in 18221.
      14 was built as a terraced house faced with mathematical tiles. Now a shop. Grade II listed2 with its railings.
      16 was the Stamp and Legacy Duty Office for Surrey and Sussex c1850-1860.
      Terrace Row at the north-east end is an infill of four houses built in the 1960s (??).
2HE 1380032
Broadfields, Moulsecoomb . Ke1973—
Broadfields Road, Moulsecoomb .  
Broadrig Avenue, Hangleton A broadrig was a cultivated strip in an open field system.  
Bromley Road Bifurcating cul-de-sac of three-storey social housing. Ke1954—
Brompton Close, Patcham Numbered 1 July 19651. Ke1968—
1ESRO DB/D/27/430
Brooker Place, Hove

¶ Old Hove conservation area (west side).
Non-residential narrow lane providing access to the rear of Brooker Street.  
Brooker Street, Hove Vallance estate. John Brooker Vallance's aunt Esther was married to solicitor Henry Brooker. The family home, Brooker Hall—now Hove Museum and Art Gallery—is nearby in New Church Road. Pa1881—
Broomfield Drive, Mile Oak Broomfield was a local farmer. Ke1969—
The Brow, Woodingdean Named 23 February 19671, extension named 24 January 19662, numbered 5 December 19573 and 23 February 19674, supplementary numbering 13 June 1968 and 11 November 19685. Ke1966—
1ESRO DB/D/27/277
2ESRO DB/D/27/325
3ESRO DB/D/27/325
4ESRO DB/D/27/327
5ESRO DB/D/27/352
Brownleaf Road, Woodingdean Named and numbered 2 November 1954 and 26 June 19581. Ke1966—
1ESRO DB/D/27/322
Brunswick From the German city and region Braunschweig in Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen). Caroline of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (1758-1821) married the future Prince Regent, George IV in 1795 and retained her popularity among the common people, although she was not a regular visitor to Brighton because of the mutual hostility between her and the Prince. The name was used for the Brunswick Town estate.
See also Queen Caroline Close.
Brunswick Court

¶ Brunswick Town conservation area.
Off Oxford Street. Small tenements. Fo1848—
Brunswick Mews, Hove Off Holland Road. Private road. PO1846—
Brunswick Place

¶ Brunswick Town conservation area.
Nine houses in 18221. All buildings, including attached walls and railings, were Grade II listed in 1950 after the Hove Council's scheme to demolish most of Brunswick Town for redevelopment was defeated. The seven lamp posts have a later Grade II listing2.
      1-7 (odd, with 31B Western Road) by Wilds and Busby, built 1828-1830. Grade II listed3.
      2-8 (even, with 30A, 30B, 30C Western Road) by Wilds and Busby, built 1828-1830. Grade II listed4.
      9-69 (with 107-109 Western Road), built 1840s. Grade II listed5.
      10-70 (with 110 Western Road), built 1840s. Grade II listed6.
      12 was the home of General Sir Charles Cameron Shute KCB CB MP (1816-1904).
      60 was sold at auction in November 2908, comprising three ground-floor reception rooms, double-drawing room on first floor, nine bedrooms, bathroom, box room, servants offices in the basement, small garden at rear7.
      70 was the home of Admiral Sir George Granville Randolph KCB (1818-1917) from before 1891 until his death5 (see also 32 Upper Brunswick Place). The Lady Chichester Hospital for nervous diseases came here from Ditching Road in 1912 until moving on to New Church Road in 1920.
2HE 1204781
3HE 1187542
4HE 1204756
5HE 1204771
6HE 1298669
7Brighton Gazette, 14 November 1908: 8b
Brunswick Place North Former name for the section of Ditchling Road on the west side of The Level.
      46 was the corporation baths1.
Brunswick Road, Hove

¶ Brunswick Town conservation area.
20 houses under construction in 18511; about 50 houses unfinished in Fo1852. By 1871 a favourite road for education: nos 3, 4, 5, 6, 29-30, 31-32, 36, 37, 38, 39, 60 were all schools.
      1-30, with attached walls and railings, are Grade II listed2.
      21 deed of covenant dated October 18603.
      29-30 Lansworth House was a preparatory school run by Charlotte and Katie Thomson, among whose pupils between September 1884 and April 1888 was Winston Churchill (1874-1965), the future prime minister. Marked by two plaques, including the first ever erected by Hove Borough Council and one with some errors.
      31-58 were built in the 1850s. Grade II listed4 with attached walls and railing.
1Census1851 (HO107/1647 folio 55 p10)
2HE 1187543
3ESRO amsgg/AMS6621/3/38
4HE 1281051
Brunswick Row Twitten. From 135 London Road to The Level. Now gated at the eastern end. Census1841; Fo1850—
Brunswick Square, Hove

¶ Brunswick Town conservation area.
Scutt land. C A Busby was the principal architect for construction between 1824 and 1828. Architect for the drainage and outfall in 1862 was R G Suter and the contractor Cheesman & Co for a tender price of £3,466 plus £77 credit for old materials. Hove Town Council granted planning permission in 1945 to demolish this and Adelaide Crescent to build large apartment blocks but this was never carried out because of a national outcry. The 16 cast-iron lampposts by J Every of Lewes are Grade II listed1.
      1-29 were designed by Wilds and Busby and built 1825-27. Grade I listed2.
      2 was the home for nearly 40 years from 1836 until his death here of Admiral Sir George Augustus Westphal3. Hove Borough Council plaque.
      4 was the birthplace of composer Sir Roger Quilter. A Regency Society plaque was placed here in 1977.
      10 was the final (?) home of General Sir Jeffrey Prendergast (1769-1856), Auditor-General of the Madras Army.
      11 was the home from 1848 until his death of Lieut-General James Webber Smith (1779-1853), an officer in the Napoleonic wars, including the Battle of Waterloo, and great-grandfather of the actor David Niven.
      13 is the Regency Town House, a museum representing the original style of Brighton properties in the Regency period.
      17 was the birthplace of the post-impressionist painter Robert Bevan (1865-1925), the home of his grandfather. Plaque.
      20 was a home of Charles Allanson-Winn, 3rd Baron Headley (1810-1877).
      21 was the residence of Isaac Newton Wigney MP (1810-1877).
      22 was the home of Rt Hon Sir William Thackeray Marriott, MP for Brighton.
      28 was a residence of Sir William Watson Rutherford MP in 1921-1924.
      30, 30A, 31-33, 33A and 34-58 are by Wilds and Busby, dating from 1825-1827. Grade I listed4.
      30 was the final home of Major-General Sir George Charles D'Aguilar.
      31 was the home of Rev Henry Venn Elliott (1792-1865), perpetual curate of St Mary's Church and the founder of St Mary's Hall.
      33 was the home of Sir Hamilton Harty (1870-1941), who died here 19 February 1941. Regency Society plaque.
      39 was the home in his later years of General Sir Ralph Darling, governor of New South Wales 1824-1831.
      45 was the home of solicitor Charles Carpenter and birthplace of his son, the poet, pioneer socialist and gay writer Edward Carpenter. Plaque.
      53 was called Dunbar Nasmith Home during World War II when it served as a centre for Polish sailors, named after the commander-in-chief of Plymouth and the Western Approaches, Admiral Sir Martin Dunbar Nasmith. Plaque.
1HE 1281022
2HE 1187544
3Fo1864: 465
4HE 1281017
Brunswick Street East, Hove

¶ Brunswick Town conservation area.
Number of properties in 1822: 16. Ba1822—
Brunswick Street West, Hove

¶ Brunswick Town conservation area.
Former mews of coach houses.
      4-18 is the Dudley Hotel.
      20 is a former coach house, now hotel garage.
      32 (Star of Brunswick House) was the Star of Brunswick pub, famous as a haunt of gay men before and after the Second World War.1
      35 early 119th century coach house and cottage with local vernacular brick and cobble frontage.
      62 (Bow Street Runner) was formerly the Station Inn until the 1960s, both names commemorating its once having been a fire station and police station2.
      64 was the office of the Brunswick Town Commissioners when it was built in 1856, becoming the first Hove Town Hall between 1873 and 1882. In the late 20th century it was a snooker hall. Grade II listed3.
2Lyons p22
3HE 1187545
Brunswick Terrace, Hove

¶ Brunswick Town conservation area.
Building started 1824, the western part was completed 1840. Hove Town Council granted planning permission in 1945 to demolish this and Adelaide Crescent to build large apartment blocks but this was never carried out because of a national outcry.
      1-6 are by Wilds and Busby, built 1824-1828. Grade I listed1.
      5 was the home of Major-General Sir Adolphus Dalrymple bt, MP for Brighton 1837-1841.
      7-19 are by Wilds and Busby, built 1824-1828. Grade I listed2.
      15 was taken when newly built in 1827 by the Round family. The mediaeval historian J H Round (1854-1928) was born and died here. His maternal grandfather was the poet (and stockbroker) Horace Smith. Plaque.
      19 was the childhood home of Dame Henrietta Barnett.
      Pillar box outside 19 bears the VR royal cipher.
      20-32 are by Wilds and Busby, built 1824-1828. Grade I listed3.
      23 was the home of Gerald Walter Erskine Loder, later Lord Wakehurst, MP for Brighton from 1889 to 1905.
      26 incorporated a private synagogue on the top floor when it was the home of financier and High Sheriff of SussexPhilip Salomons. The house is destroyed by fire on 4 September 1852.
      33-42 are by Wilds and Busby, built 1824-1828. Grade I listed4.
      33 was the home of Laurence, 2nd Earl of Rosse and Alice, (later Dowager) Countess of Rosse. It was then the final home of General Sir William Gomm, who died here.
      42 was let to Prince Klemens Wenzel Nepomuk Lothar von Metternich (1773-1859) when forced from office as Austrian Chancellor in 1848, the year of revolutions throughout Europe. The original Regency Society plaque, since replaced with a matching copy, was unveiled by the Austrian ambassador in 1952.
• Other residents: Harrison Ainsworth, Sir Robert Peel, Robin Maugham, General Sir Edward Kerrison.
1HE 1204829
2HE 1281033
3HE 1187546
4HE 1204856
Brunswick Town A 'new town' created from 1824 onwards between Brighton and the old village of Hove, laid out and largely designed by C A Busby on a 25-acre site owned by Rev Thomas Scutt.
      Conservation area, designated 1969, extended 1978; 38.82ha, 95.92acres.
Character statement
Brunswick Yard, Hove Off Waterloo Street. 1881
Buckingham Place

¶ West Hill conservation area.
      5-19 (odd) 30, 32 and date from c1845. Grade II listed1.
      47 was built c1845. Grade II listed2.
      49, built c1820, was a children's home run by the Sisters of the Poor Servants of the Mother of God, later known as St Anne's Home for Invalid and Crippled Children. After severe war damage here, the home moved to 3 Lansdowne Road in 1945. Grade II listed3.
1HE 1380033, 1380034
2HE 1380035
3HE 1380036
Buckingham Road

¶ West Hill conservation area.
The southern end is built on the site of the Old Workhouse, also known as the Brighton Hall Estate, and laid out in plans in 18681. Renumbered 7 May 18732 sequentially from the northern side of the southern end.
      12 was acquired by Brighton Grammar School in 1900 for use as a lower school. (See Dyke Road.)
      Pillar Box at junction with Albert Road bears the VR royal cipher.
      31 was the birthplace of illustrator Aubrey Beardsley. Plaque. Grade II listed3.
      45-58, built c1855, are Grade II listed4.
      52-53 (formerly 30-31) built 18725.
      77-80 was the Sussex Maternity and Women's Hospital.
      79 was the home of E J Marshall, headmaster of Brighton Grammar School 1861-1899. Plaque.
      80. Brighton Proprietary Grammar and Commercial School for the Sons of Tradesmen moved here from Grand Parade on 27 May 1868; It became Brighton Grammar School in March 1873. (See Dyke Road.).
      87A was the residence of the writer Mark Ambient (1860-1937) from 1918 to 1933.
1ESRO HOW/47/1
2ESRO DB/D/27/89
3HE 13780037
4HE 1380038
5ESRO ACC8745/48
Buckingham Street

¶ West Hill conservation area.
Buckingham Terrace Part of Buckingham Place (numbered as 58-64), leading to Terminus Road. Ta1854—
Buckler Street, Portslade Part pedestrian footway. Pi1901—
Buckley Close, Hangleton Cul-de-sac of nine three-storey blocks of social housing on the west side. A row of 51 disused garages on the east side were removed and replaced by 12 affordable houses, completed in May 2020. Ke1964—
Budd's Buildings Exact location uncertain but 'behind Marine Parade' and named after Henry Budd of 35 Russell Square who owned several propoerties in Brighton in 18381. 1Sun Fire Office insurance record
Buller Road Part of cluster of streets to the east of Lewes Road, opposite Preston Barracks, commemorating the second Boer War (1899-1902). No properties listed in To1903. General Sir Redvers Buller VC (1839-1908) has two streets named after him: this and parallel Redvers Road, both built shortly before his death. To1903—
Bunker's Hill Between 30 and 31 West Street. Former cul-de-sac of small houses above St Paul's Church, so called because of a resident—an old soldier who fought in the 1775 battle during the American War of Independence. Fo1848–Ke1933
Burlington Gardens, Portslade Ke1947—
Burlington Street

¶ East Cliff conservation area.
      1, 4-7 and 23-26 are Grade II listed1. Renumbered 3 September 18912.
      1,4,6,7,21,23 are by Wilds and Busby, dating from 1825.
      25 was the home from 1948 until his death of comedian Max Miller (1894-1963), the 'Cheeky Chappie'. British Music Hall plaque.
      † St Anne's Church, formerly on the north-west side, was designed by Benjamin Ferrey for Rev Henry Wagner on the more unusual north-south axis. It opened in 1863 and was demolished in 1986 to make way for housing.
1HE 1380039, 1380040, 1380041
2ESRO DB/D/27/209
Burlow Close, Whitehawk Cul-de-sac. Existing numbering confirmed 11 June 19801. 1ESRO DB/D/27/445
Burnes Vale, Rottingdean

¶ Rottingdean conservation area (no 12).
Gated development off Falmer Road, built 2000/01. Nearby is a First World War memorial in the grounds of the former Rottingdean Preparatory School.  
Burnham Close, Woodingdean Cul-de-sac. Numbered 2 November 19611. Ke1966—
1ESRO DB/D/27/404
Bursted Close, Hollingbury Social housing. Cul-de-sac.  
Burton Villas, Hove Named after a local landowner [not traced]. Pi1908—
Burton Walk, Hove Twitten and railway foot bridge linking Wilbury Crescent (opposite Burton Villas) and Silverdale Avenue.  
Burwash Road, Hangleton One of a group of adjoining roads named after Sussex villages. Ke1949—
Bury Street Former name of College Place. Fo1848
Bush Close, Woodingdean Cul-de-sac. No properties listed in Ke1969. Ke1969—
Bush Cottage Close, Hangleton Cul-de-sac.  
Bush Farm Drive, Hangleton  
Bush Mews, Kemptown Development of 11 commercial units converted by Ellis Building Contractors c2010 from derelict buildings off Arundel Road.  
Bute Street Proposed renumbering 2 September 18811; numbered sequentially from the south-west corner, returning along the north side. A footpath from the dead end leads north, then up the hill to Whitehawk Hill Road.
      11 was a corner shop (greengrocer when opened until c1910, then a general store, finally a tobacconist from 1966). Now a private residence but the window appears original.
      12 was the Bute Arms until converted into a private residence but still bears the name and 'Tamplin's Entire'.
      39 was a corner shop.
      40 was a corner shop, latterly a bookmakers.
1ESRO DB/D/27/267
Buttercup Walk, Hollingbury Cul-de-sac of six two-storey semi-detached houses and one detached house at Old Boat Corner.  
Buxted Rise, Hollingbury No p[roperties listed in Ke1949. Ke1949—
Buxton Road, Prestonville Built in the 1890s. Pa1892—
Byam Road Name for Tongdean Avenue prior to housing development. Byam was the maiden name of Mary, the mother of Mary Elizabeth Mathew, wife of William Thomas Roe, owner of the Withdean and Tongdean estates. (Mary Byam was born in Antigua to a father and mother who were apparently aged 15 and 16 respectively at the time of her birth; her father died at the age of 30 in 1734, while Mary lived on to the age of 95 in 1814. The plantation and up to 137 slaves was still known as George Byam's Estate in the compensation to slave-owners in the 1820s, by which time it has passed to the then Attorney General of Antigua.)
      There was a Byam House in King's Road.
Byre Cottages, Ovingdean

¶ Ovingdean conservation area.
Cul-de-sac. Cluster of flint-faced sottages.  
Byron Street, Hove 'Houses building' in Pa1882. In the Poet's Corner district, named after poet Lord George Byron (1788-1824).
      Church of St Barnabus was designed by J L Pearson and opened in 1882. It is Grade II* listed1.
1HE 1187547
Byworth Close, Whitehawk Cul-de-sac of three-storey apartment blocks. Numbered 30 November 19831. 1ESRO DB/D/27/445
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