Streets of Brighton & Hove


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Caburn Road, Hove Part of the Southdown Estate. Road laid out by George Burstow for J E Butt & Sons, planning application dated 17 September 18951. 1ESRO DO/C/6/1351
Caister's Close Cul-de-sac off Upper Drive  
Caledonian Road One of several streets with Scottish names built in the 1860s between Lewes Road and Upper Lewes Road. Queen Victoria's attachment to the Highlands made such names popular. Two-storey terraces, consecutively numbered. Pa1865—
California Cottages Former name of Melbourne Street. Small houses, building in 1856. Fo1856–Fo1859
Cambden Terrace Misspelling of Camden Terrace (???). [1826]
Camber Close, Whitehawk Provides (rear) access to properties in Findon Road and Whitehawk Way. Numbered 3 August 19831. 1ESRO DB/D/27/445
Cambridge Grove, Hove

¶ Willett Estate conservation area (excluding depot and works).
Former mews. Included the film studio of Williamson Kinematograph Company from 1902 until 1910, when the premises were taken over by the Natural Colour Kinematograph Company, whose Kinemacolor system was the world's first commercially introduced colour film system. The name Kinemacolor is still painted on the back wall, overlooking the railway track. This is a unique piece of architectural heritage from the early cinema days, shamefully defaced with pointless graffiti. Pi1915—
Cambridge Mews, Hove Gated development between Cambridge Grove and the railway tracks comprising four terraces each of five houses at right angles to the access road.
Cambridge Road, Hove

¶ Brunswick Town conservation area.
Two houses building in 18511.
      St Patrick's Church was designed by H E Kendall and opened in 1858 as St James's Church. It was rededicated to St PAtrick and St James in 1865 and then to St Patrick alone in 1868, with minor additions in the 1870s. Grade II listed.
Cambridge Street Between Albion Hill and Richmond Street. Fo1848–Ke1958
Camden Street, Portslade Formerly retail and trades, now industrial units. Census1881; Pa1890—
Camden Terrace, Brighton

¶ West Hill conservation area.
(Also spelt Cambden). Pedestrian. From 51 Trafalgar Street to 73 Gloucester Lane. Small houses. Renumbered 3 April 18841. Fo1850—
1ESRO DB/D/27/178
Camden Terrace, Portslade   1881; Pa1890–To1898
Camelford Street

¶ East Cliff conservation area.
Mostly built late 18th century, formerly York Street (1799), re-named before 1851. Number of properties in 1822: 36. Numbering is sequential from the south-west corner.
      8-19 are late 18th century. Grade II listed1.
      22 is late 18th century. Grade II listed2.
      30-31 Camelford Arms PH dates from the early 1830s as the White Horse at 31. In 1868 it was listed at 30½ (landlord: Thomas Reed) and 31 was the Bull Tavern (landlord: John Weir); by 1871 Reed changed the name back and was still at 30½ but 31 had a new landlord (Thomas Jones) was now called the Original White Horse. Reed' White Horse was numbered 30 in 1874 (had 30½ and 31 been merged?—it looks possible) but a new landlord (John Packham) was in place in 1875.
      33-35 are late 18th century. Grade II listed3.
      36 (Eastern Lodge), dating from the early 19th century, was the home from 1881 until his death of social reformer George Holyoake from 1886 to his death in 1906. Cooperative Society plaque. Grade II listed4
1HE 1380042
2HE 1380043
3HE 1380044
4HE 1380045
Campbell Road, Preston Terraced street, built early 1870s. Named, like the adjacent Argyle Road and the nearby Lorne Road, after John Campbell, Marquess of Lorne and heir to the dukedom of Argyll. Pa1881—
Canfield Close Steeply sloping cul-de-sac. Bungalows. Built 1956-1959. Numbered 2 December 19591. Ke1960—
1ESRO DB/D/27/360
Canfield Road Steeply sloping road of two-storey terraced housing in blocks of four. Laid out in 1924. Ke1932—
Canning Street

¶ College conservation area.
One of several streets near Brighton College named after prime ministers, initially called Canning Terrace when laid out. Rt Hon George Canning MP, who lived in Brighton. Renumbered 15 November 18821. There is a tile-in-iron-frame street name on no 53. Pa1867—
1ESRO DB/D/27/257
Cannon Cottages At 34 Cannon Street, cul-de-sac of small houses. Pa1867–Pi1929
Cannon Court At 10 Great Russell Street, cul-de-sac of small tenements. Pa1872–Pi1928
Cannon Lane Renumbered 21 September 19161. Trades, latterly motor. Pa1872–Ke1966
1ESRO DB/D/27/234, DB/D/46/842
Cannon Place

¶ Regency Square conservation area.
Formerly Artillery Place (?) Completed around 1825. Still notionally numbered sequentially from the south-east corner.
      27-28 were built c1820. Grade II listed1.
      30 was built c820. Grade II listed with 1 St Margaret's Placce2.
      31-32 are Grade II listed3.
      31 Royal Newburgh Assembly Rooms. Opened by bookseller and librarian Charles Wright (Wright & Sons) c1833, designed by Amon Wilds & C A Busby.
1HE 1380046
2HE 1380047
3HE 1380048
Cannon Place Mews   [1826]
Cannon Row At 11 Great Russell Street, cul-de-sac of small tenements. Pa1872–Pa1893
Cannon Street Formerly known as Suffolk Street, the cottages &c on the west side were built 1810s. Ta1854–Ke1960
Cannon Terrace Numbered in Russell Square by 1872. Ta1854–Pa1871
Canterbury Drive Sylvan Hall Estate: Elm Lodge, Rowan House, The Lindens. Ke1954—
Carden Avenue Estate, Patcham Comprising Carden Close, Carden Crescent, Galliers Close, Haywards Road, Morecambe Road, Portfield Avenue, Singleton Road and Tangmere Road. Numbered 25 July 19351. The estate was commenced in the 1930s and mainly built in the late 1940s. Some (many? most?) of the roads were constructed of concrete slabs laid by German prisoners-of-war.
      Alderman Sir Herbert Carden (1867-1941) was a solicitor and socialist local politician (see also 30 Old Steine).
1ESRO DB/D/27/13
Carden Avenue, Withdean/Patcham/Hollingbury Numbered 9 March 19391. Partial renumbered 18 November 19472. Supplementary numbering 4 February 19653. Cremated human remains were found in a prehistoric bowl barrow at a site close to the northern edge of the Asda car park in 19214.
      2 'Burpham' was built in 1928 for W Page.
      14, 16, 22, 24, 26, 34, 40 were designed by J Gordon Allen 1922-26.
      42 'The Cottage' was built for Herbert Carden by architect J Gordon Allen in 1926 and altered in 1927 for A S Pearson by W E A Elliott Ltd.
1ESRO DB/D/27/53
2ESRO DB/D/27/276
3ESRO DB/D/27/422
Carden Close, Patcham Renumbered 25 July 19351. Ke1934—
1ESRO DB/D/27/13
Carden Crescent, Patcham Part numbered 25 July 19351. Ke1934—
1ESRO DB/D/27/13
Carden Hill, Patcham Numbered 27 September 1951 and 12 September 19631. Ke1949—
1ESRO DB/D/27/403
2ESRO DB/D/27/230
Carden Park, Patcham Recreation ground off Carden Hill.
Carisbrooke Road Land here was conveyanced from Champion to Jay in 19051. Pi1905—
1ESRO ACC5310/108
Carlisle Road, Hove Built 1890s. Charles Stewart Parnell MP (1846-1891) lived in a house on the corner with Kingsway. Plaque on
      Dorset Court: see 211-213 Kingsway.
      Pillar Box at north-east corner bears the VR royal cipher.
Carlton Court At 8 Circus Street. Small houses. Ke1845–Ke1933
Carlton Grove Off Circus Street. Small houses/tenements. Ta1854–Fo1864
Carlton Hill Area of steep streets leading up from Grand Parade to the north of Edward Street. Named after Carlton House, a London royal residence. Renowned as the worst Brighton slums between the wars, much of the area was subject to the Brighton Corporation Compulsory Puchase Order 19311. Properties were demolished and residents re-housed at Whitehawk, Moulescoomb and elsewhere. 1ESRO DB/A/1/16
Carlton Hill Conservation area, designated 2008; 1.64ha, 4.05 acres Character statement
Carlton Hill

¶ Carlton Hill conservation area (70, 70a, St John the Evangelist, Edward Riley Memorial Hall.
Construction began 1810. Number of properties in 1822: 78. The section west of John Street is now Kingsbury Street.In a courtyard behind the School of Art on the corner with Grand Parade was a Catholic Apostolic Church that opened in 1865 and closed in 1954, being demolished 10 years later. Part renumbered 4 February 18971.
      Church of St John the Evangelist, designed and built by the local firm of Cheesman and Son as the third commission of Rev Henry Wagner, was Anglican between 1840 and 1980; the facade was altered in 1957 (the monogram of L A Mackintosh is part of the design). It was re-consecrated as the Greek Orthodox Church of the Holy Trinity in March 1986 when that congregation moved from Windsor Lodge in High Street and is Grade II listed2.
      Edward Riley Memorial Hall (1938) is a Diocesan Centre for the Deaf.
      Woburn Place flats numbered 24 January 19353
      91 was a shop on the corner of William Street that survived surrounding demolition until the early 1960s.
Ba1822— (as Carlton Street)
1ESRO DB/D/27/230
2HE 1380049
3ESRO DB/D/27/16
Carlton Mews Through an archway off Carlton Hill. map
Carlton Place Originally running from Carlton Hill to Park Road Terrace, the 10 houses on the west side were removed in 1936. The east side of rendered two- and three-storey terraced houses stood until the late 1950s. All that remains is a short stub of a cul-de-sac leading to the Chesterfield Court flats. Marchant-Sicklemore map 1809; Census1851; Ta1854–Pa1871
Carlton Row From 125 Sussex Street to 13 Carlton Street. Number of properties in 1822: 40. Ba1822–Ke1933
Carlton Street The former name of Carlton Hill until 1871. Dates from c1810. Previously known as Guildford Terrace.
      Carlton Street School 1851.
      Dorset Cottage 1851.
Carlton Street Between Carlton Hill and Sussex Street. Dates Previously known as Guildford Terrace from c1854, now Kingswood Street.
      Carlton Street School 1851.
      Dorset Cottage 1851.
      Garden Cottage 1851.
      Saracen's Head (travellers' lodging house). 1851.
Carlton Terrace, Portslade   Census1881; Pa1890—
Carlyle Avenue Laid out in 1924, complete by c1930. Inter-war years social housing. Ke1932—
Carlyle Street One of several streets named after Victorian philosophers and reformers (cf, Bentham Road, Cobden Road). Thomas Carlyle (1795 1881), historian and man of letters. Under construction and numbered 20 April 18811.
      4 (old numbering) was conveyanced from Stevens, Stevens & Friend to Belchambers in 1880.
1ESRO DB/D/27/222
Carol Close, Patcham Numbered 1 June 19611. L-shaped cul-de-sac of detached bungalows. Ke1964—
1ESRO DB/D/27/395
Castle Square

¶ Valley Gardens conservation area.
Castle Inn, opened 1755, was on the east side when Steine Lane formed the south side of the square. Number of properties in 1822: 12.
      1, 1A are Grade II listed1.
      2,3 are Grade II listed2.
      4 is Grade II listed3.
      5 is Grade II listed4.
      6 are Grade II listed5.
      60 opened on 20 January 1933 as Electric House, the offices and showroom of Brighton Corporation's electricity supply service (later the South Eastern Electricity Board, Seeboard). It became the Royal Bank of Scotland in 1989.
      7-8 Royal Pavilion Tavern is Grade II listed
      A railway booking office was here7.
1HE 1380050
2HE 1380051
3HE 1380052
4HE 1380053
5HE 1380054
6HE 1380055
7Erredge (1862) 225
Castle Street

¶ Regency Square conservation area.
Built 1820s.
      33, 34 are Grade II listed1.
Census1841; Ke1845—
1HE 1380056
Catherine Vale, Woodingdean Catherine Vale was a right-wing Conservative councillor in Brighton for Queen's Park ward and later Moulsecoomb ward.  
Cattle Hill Misspelling of Castle Hill? However, there is no record of either.  
Cavalry Barracks, Preston See Lewes Road.
Cavendish Mews

¶ Brunswick Town conservation area.
Cavendish Place

¶ Regency Square conservation area.
(Also called Cavendish Place West). Number of properties in 1822: 4. Mostly built c1829.
      1-2 are Grade II listed1.
      3 is Grade II listed2. It was sold at auction in June 1874 for £2,5006.
      4 is Grade II listed5.
      6 was the home 1862-1872 of the Irish actor and dramatist Dion Boucicault (1820-1890). Brighton Corporation plaque.
      8-9 The Curzon Hotel is Grade II listed4.
      12 Novelist Horace Smith lived here. Brighton Corporation plaque.
      14 is Grade II listed 3.
1HE 1380057
2HE 1380058
3HE 1380244
4HE 1380242
5HE 1380059
6Brighton Gazette, 25 June 1874: 7a
Cavendish Place North From 25 Cheapside to Peel Street. Small houses. PO1846–Fo1850
Cavendish Street

¶ East Cliff conservation area.
Originally ran from St James Street to Edward Street but now ends at Ardingly Street. Formerly known as Cumberland Street2. Number of properties in 1822: 64. Only two residences remain.
      †?? Celia Bashford, victim in the first Brighton trunk murder in 1831 (see North Steine Row), was living here at the time with her sister.
      †10 is where wheelwright William Wilton slit his wife's throat with a kitchen knife and smashed her head with a hammer on 9 July 1887.
      †23-25 collapsed just before 5:30am on 2 April 19231.
1Western Daily Press, 3 April 1923: 8.
2Marchant-Sicklemore map 1809
Cedars Gardens, Withdean Laid out on the southern half of the two-acre grounds of Miramichi in London Road by 1932, with Miramichi standing on the north side of the new road. The house and the adjacent former East Sussex County House Association for the Aged home were replaced by The Cedars sheltered housing development. The Miramichi lodge still bisects the entrance to Cedars Gardens. Identified as Cedars Avenue on the OS 1938 revision. Numbered 27 July 19391. Ke1932—
1ESRO DB/D/27/57
Centurion Place Opposite St Nicholas Church. Renumbered as part of Church Street c.1854.
      3 had an ice house 18541.
      4 had an ice house 1840-18441.
Census1851; Fo1856ndash;Pa1871
1R G Martin: 'Ice Houses and the Commercial Ice Trade in Brighton' in Sussex Industrial History no 14: 21
Centurion Road

¶ West Hill conservation area.
Earliest properties close to the former parish church constructed 1850s. Renumbered 20 April 18811; part renumbered 24 September 19312. Houses numbered up to 41 (odds) and 70 (evens) demolished to make way for St Paul's Church of England Primary School, relocated from Little Russell Street.
      † 11 was St Nicholas Shades pub c1874, renamed the Claverton Arms by 1880 and closed 1940.
      82 was St Nicholas Working Men's Club c1886. By the early 1920s it was St Nicholas Church Mission Rooms, when the Parish Rooms became the Drill Hall (see below). By 1930 it was Brighton Rifles and Royal Sussex Cyclists' Association Club.
      St Nicholas Court was built as St Nicholas Parish Rooms and Sunday School c1890. From c1922 it was St Nicholas Drill Hall but was again St Nicholas Church Hall by the late 1930s. After World War II it was briefly an auction house. From 1948 until c1966 it was Brighton Film Studios. Now flats.
1ESRO DB/D/27/194
2ESRO DB/D/27/146
Centurion Terrace Continuation of Centurion Road. Fo1864–Fo1872
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Chadborn Close, Whitehawk Ke1958—
Chailey Avenue, Rottingdean Numbered 30 July 19481. Ke1947—
1ESRO DB/D/27/285
Chailey Road , North Moulsecoomb Built in the late 1920s. Most streets in the north of the area are named after Sussex villages. Pi1928—
Chain Pier Esplanade Incorporated in Madeira Drive by 1882. PO1846–Pa1881
Chalfont Drive, Hove Ke1969
Chalk Lane Early name for Pankhurst Avenue, before housing development. OS1873-1875
Chalk Pit Island Top of Regent Hill. [1826] Ta1854 only
Chalkland Rise, Woodingdean Named and numbered 29 May 1954, 1 June 1954, 25 March 1955 and 28 February 19571. Ke1966—
1ESRO DB/D/27/320
Chalky Road, Mile Oak       Portslade Aldridge Community Academy was formerly Portslade Secondary Modern School for Girls. Ke1966—
Challoners An ancient manor in the parish of Rottingdean. Thomas Challoner acquired Manor Farm and the house, now the oldest in Rottingdean, in 1456. All but the cellars were rebuilt in the 16th century and the facade dates from around 1805. The property was owned by the Beard family for almost three centuries.1 1Carder
Challoners Close, Rottingdean See previous entry for derivation. Numbered 13 May 19571. Ke1966—
1ESRO DB/D/27/349
Challoners Cottages, Rottingdean See previous entry for derivation.
Challoners Mews, Rottingdean

¶ Rottingdean conservation area.
Chalvington Close, Coldean  
Champions Row, Hove Eight pairs of three-storey semi-detached houses on Wilbury Avenue.
Chanctonbury Road, Hove Part of the Southdown Estate. Road laid out by George Burstow for J E Butt & Sons, planning application dated 17 September 18951. Chanctonbury Ring is a prehistoric hill fort on the tree-topped Chanctonbury Hill in West Sussex.
      18 was the last home of cinema pioneer George Albert Smith (1864-1959) until his death. Borough of Hove plaque.
1ESRO DO/C/6/1351
Channel View Road, Wick Estate, Woodingdean The first houses were built here in 1929. Several of the early houses were built by A C Tomsett, who himself lived here1. Numbered 29 April 19482. Ke1947—
2 ESRO DB/D/27/283
Chantry Road, Hove Road laid out by George Burstow for John Ede Butt & Sons, planning application dated 18 November 19021. Location unclear but an early name during planning for one of the roads south of Old Shoreham Road between Holland Road and Montefiore Road. Chantry Hill is in West Sussex. ESRO DO/C/6/2362
Chapel Mews, Hove

¶ Brunswick Town conservation area.
Adjacent to St Andrew's Chapel in Waterloo Street. Census1871; Pa1892—
Chapel Place, Portslade Takes its name from a Baptist Chapel formerly on the south-west corner with North Street. Now industrial.
      †Gothic Cottage. 1881.
Chapel Street Number of properties in 1822: 27. Ba1822—
Chapel Terrace.

¶ East Cliff conservation area.
Two cast-iron (gas) lampposts next to St George's Church are Grade II listed1 Pa1871—
1HE 1380245
Charles Close, Hove One of several adjacent roads in post war development off King George VI Avenue named after royalty: Charles, Prince of Wales (b.1948)—probably one of the first streets in the country to be named after him. Ke1958—
Charles Street

¶ East Cliff conservation area.
Built in the 1780s; 19 houses by 1795. Commemorates the restoration monarch, Charles II, who made a famous escape from the beach nearby. Number of properties in 1822: 16.
      8 is a flint-fronted cottage.
      9-12 Grade II listed1.
      11 is faced with mathematical tiles.
      20-23 Grade II listed2.
      21-27 are faced with mathematical tiles.
1HE 1380246
2HE 1380247
Charlotte Mews Small gated development off St George's Road formed from the end of Millfield Cottages.  
Charlotte Street

¶ East Cliff conservation area.
Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (1744-1818) was the wife of George III.
      7 is Grade II listed1.
      16-17 are Grade II listed3.
      18-24 are Grade II listed4.
      The early electric light standard in front of 16-17, made by and marked BLEECO (Brighton Lighting and Electrical Engineering Company—see St Martin's Place)—is Grade II listed2.
      23-24 have painted mathematical tiles on the upper storeys.
1HE 1380248
2HE 1380250
3HE 1380249
4HE 1380251
Chartfield, Hove Cul-de-sac off Woodland Drive.  
Chartfield Way, Hove Two detached houses on Woodland Drive.  
Chates Farm Court Takes its name from the Chate family's dairy operation that began on this 27-acre site, then owned by Edward Tilbury, in 1858 and continued until as recently as 1934.
      34A Richmond Street is all that remains of the farm buildings.
Chatham Place

¶ West Hill conservation area (south/east side).
      18 (??), now blocked from view at ground level from the Seven Dials junction, bore the name Selbourne House until repainted in 2013.
Cheapside       25 Cavendish Place North was off here. Census1841; Br1845
Chelsea Cottages, Portslade [1881]
Chelston Avenue, Hove Cul-de-sac of semi-detached houses, with turning circle at southern end. Ke1932—
Cheltenham Place

¶ North Laine conservation area.
Chelwood Close, Hollingbury Cul-de-sac, built on the site of an ancient field system2. Numbered 27 September 19511. Ke1949—
1ESRO DB/D/27/403

2ESRO MES23816
Chesham Place, Kemp Town

¶ East Cliff conservation area.
Started c1855. Formerly known as Lyall Place. 'Other houses building' in Pa1871.
      1-6 are Grade II listed1.
      7-11 are Grade II listed2.
      12-21 are Grade II listed3.
1HE 1380252
1HE 1380253
1HE 1380254
Chesham Road, Kemp Town

¶ East Cliff conservation area.
(B2118) Built between 1855 and 1865—until which latter year it was called Bristol Road East—but 'other houses building' in Pa1871.
      21 deed dated 27 September 18881.
1ESRO amsgg/AMS6621/3/22
Chesham Street, Kemp Town

¶ East Cliff conservation area.
'Houses unoccupied' in 1881.
      9 Prince Pyotr Kropotkin, the Russian anarchist philosopher lived here 1910-1917. City of Brighton & Hove blue plaque.
Chester Terrace

¶ Preston Park conservation area.
Renumbered 7 March 19011.
      43 was a childhood home in the 1890s of Anson Dyer (1876-1962), England's leading animator between the wars.
      47 was the home and first Brighton workshop of Alfred Darling, engineer and pioneer film equipment manufacturer in 1894 until he moved the workshop to 25 Ditchling Rise and his home to 83 Ditchling Rise.
1ESRO DB/D/27/90
Chesterfield Close Off Marine View. Retains name of nearby demolished Chesterfield Street.  
Chesterfield Court At 48 Chesterfield Street. Small tenements. Census1861; Ta1854–Pa1892
Chesterfield Street From 50 Edward Street to 65 Carlton Hill. A narrow street of poor housing built soon after 1800 and one of four such streets demolished in the mid 1890s for the construction of White Street and Blaker Street. There was a National School on the west side (1851) and St John's Ragged Schools (1871).
      Lodging house for tramps. Four of them.
Chichester Close, Kemp Town

¶ East Cliff conservation area.
Chichester Close, Hangleton Cul-de-sac of mostly two-storey semi-detached houses off Hangleton Way.
Chichester Drive East, Saltdean Named and numbered 1 September 1955; supplementary numbering 23 June 19661.
      30, 32, 34, 36 were designed by E William Palmer in 1934 in moderne style.
1ESRO DB/D/27/324
Chichester Drive West, Saltdean Named and numbered 1 September 19551. Ke1966—
1ESRO DB/D/27/146
Chichester Place

¶ East Cliff conservation area (except Cubitt Terrace).
¶ Kemp Town conservation area (Cubitt Terrace, 1-5 consecutive).
Renumbered 8 August 18841. Ta1854:mdash;
1ESRO DB/D/27/195
Chichester Street Former name of Kingsbury Street until 1871. Br1845–Pa1841; Census1851
Chichester Terrace

¶ Kemp Town conservation area.
Built 1824-1855, designed by Wilds and Busby (??) for Thomas Read Kemp and built by Thomas Cubitt.
      Chichester House and 1-14 are Grade I listed1.
      Chichester House stood alone when first built in 1832 and opened as an academy for young gentlemen. It was the home of novelist D L Murray from 1938 to 1944.
      1, Rendel Court is named after Stuart Rendel, 1st Baron Rendel of Hatchlands, who lived at 2-3 Clarendon Terrace.
      5 was the home of composer Richard Addinsell from 1960 until his death. Plaque.
      9 was a residence of the 1st Marquess of Abergavenny2.
      11 was the home of Charles Robert Scrase Dickins.3
      13 and adjoining 1 Lewes Crescent was the home of 6th Duke of Devonshire 1828-1858; the home of Edward VII's daughter Princess Louise and her husband the Duke of Fife 1896-1924; Edward VII's convalesced here in 1908.
      14 was the home in the 1870s and 1880s of Oswald Mosley 4th Baronet, and his son Oswald Mosley, 5th Bt. It then became the home from 1896 to 1924 of Louise, the Princess Royal and Duchess of Fife (1867-1931), daughter of Edward VII, who stayed here on a number of occasions. Plaque to the Princess Royal.
1HE 1380256
2Ke1905 et passim
3ESRO DB/D/27/320
Chiddingly Close, Whitehawk  
Child's Yard Census1861
Chiltington Close, Saltdean Numbered 1 April 1965; supplementary numbering 8 February 19721 Ke1969—
1ESRO DB/D/27/427
Chiltington Way, Saltdean Numbered 1 April 1965; supplementary numbering 24 February 1966, 8 February 1972 and 9 August 19731. Ke1966—
1ESRO DB/D/27/427
Chorley Avenue, Saltdean Numbered 5 October 19611. Ke1947—
1ESRO DB/D/27/390
Chorley Road, Saltdean Listed as being numbered 15 August 19611 but no other evidence of its existence. 1ESRO DB/D/27/391
Chrisdory Road, Mile Oak Semi-detached bungalows, some with a hint of moderne style. Ke1947—
Church Hill, Brighton Former name for what is now Dyke Road between Upper North Street and Seven Dials. The Workhouse was here. Br1846–; Census1851
Church Hill, Patcham

¶ Patcham conservation area.
Houses dating from the late 18th century onwards. Part of this and of Old London Road were formerly called Spring Street. (See also Vale Avenue.) Renumbered 25 October 19282.
      4,4a, 5 date from the mid 16th century. Grade II listed3.
      10 is a detached house that may predate the 18th century. Grade II listed4.
      13-21 and 22-22A are early 19th century, restored 1964. Grade II listed5.
      23 Bo-Peep and 24 Skayles are probably 18th century. Grade II listed6.
      28-29 were four cottages, converted into two. Grade II listed7.
      33-36 date originally from the early 19th century. Grade II listed12.
      All Saints Church, the Patcham parish church, dates partly from the 12th and 13th centuries. A wall painting of the Day of Judgment above the chancel is thought to be the oldest such in the country. There is a monument to Richard Shelley, an ancestor of the poet. Other monuments commemorate William Roe and his son William Thomas Roe (WTR), who successively owned Withdean manor, the latter's son William Dering Adair Roe (1816-1838), WTR's son-in-law Sir Challoner Ogle, his son Sir Chaloner Roe Majendie Ogle (1843-1861) and Benjamin Tillstone (1753-1829) of Moulsecoomb Place. The organ is dedicated to the memory of George V, who had stayed at Craigwell House, Bognor, from which it was brought, during his convalescence in 1929. In the churchyard, extended in 1949, is a war memorial and the grave of Daniel Scales, a smuggler who was shot dead by excisemen on 7 November 1796. The church is Grade II* listed8, the tombs and the walls Grade II9.
      Dovecot in the grounds of Patcham Court Farmhouse is Grade II listed10.
      Walls between the entrance to the churchyard and the village barn are Grade II listed1.
      Walls to Patcham Court farmhouse and the dovecot are Grade II listed11.
1HE 1380382
2ESRO DB/D/27/68
3HE 1380257
4HE 1380258
5HE 1380259, 1380260
6HE 1380261
7HE 1380262
8HE 1380264
9HE 1380265
10HE 1380383
11HE 1380384
12HE 1380263
Church Place, Kemp Town

¶ Kemp Town conservation area.
Adjacent to St Mark's Church in Eastern Road. Numbered 21 August 19561. Br1845—; Census1851
1ESRO DB/D/27/341
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Church Road, Hove

¶ Brunswick Town conservation area (1-49 odd).
¶ Cliftonville conservation area (110-146 even, 121-139 odd).
¶ Old Hove conservation area (167-201 odd, 148-216 even, St Andrews Church and Hall).
¶ The Avenues conservation area (2-108 even, 51-119 odd, including Planet House but excluding Hove Town Hall).
The Hove parish church of St Andrew's provides the name. The section between Norton Road and George Street was known as Church Street in the 1880s. Pa1873 lists no 3 'and houses and shops building' but lists 28 properties in Church Street.
      Walls in front of 7-19 were built c1884, restored 1991 and are Grade II listed1.
      Walls in front of 21-33 were built c1884, restored 1991 and are Grade II listed2.
      7, Rochester Mansions, Palmeira Mansions and Palmeira Avenue Mansions are Grade II listed3.
      9-15 Palmeira Mansions is Grade II listed3.
      21-23, Palmeira Avenue Mansions and 25-31, Palmeira Mansions are Grade II listed4.
      33, Palmeira Mansions is Grade II* listed5.
      35 was the London & South West Bank, for which a new ground-floor frontage was designed by A C Udny in 19086.
      52. The Hove Free Library was here.
      54-56 Albert Mansions.
      Tesco is on the site of Brighton & Hove Gas Works, built in 1832 and used as only a storage facility from 1871, when the Portslade gas works opened, until September 1994.
      Hove Town Hall was designed by John Wells-Thorpe of Gotch & Partners of Richmond Place, Brighton and opened by Lord Rupert Nevill on 5 March 1974. It replaced the old town hall, originally know as Brunswick Town Hall, which opened in 1882 to a design by Alfred Waterhouse. It was destroyed by fire on 9 January 1966. Brooker Hall in New Church Road became the temporary civic headquarters. The yellow French postbox (in front of the Town Hall)—used for Royal Mail collections—was presented to Hove by the mayor of its twin town Draveil on 23 April 1994.
      94-108 are a group of houses, offices and shops built c1870. Grade II listed6.
      105-119 are a group of houses, offices and shops built c1870. Grade II listed7.
      110 Albion Inn was part of the manor of Hove Villa and Hove Ecclesia. It was surrendered to Jacob Wood by Matthew Martin in September 1810 and later came into the possession of George Gallard, who sold the premises in May 1871 for £1,577 to Richard Carey Weekes gent of Hurstpierpoint to pay debts owed to William John Williams of Brighton. Weekes still had the property in 18838.
      156 (formerly numbered 144) was the chemist's and photographic shop of pioneer film-maker James Williamson from 1886 until September 1898 when he moved to 55 Western Road, Hove. Cinema 100 plaque.
      182 Hove Public Library was built after the council adopted the Public Libraries Act 1855 in November 1890. A news room opened in 1891, the lending library (with 3,489 volumes) in October 1892 and the reference library (1,226 volumes) in January 1894, soon after which electric lighting was installed. Grade II listed9.
      188-216 were known as Lewers Terrace.
      Church of St John the Baptist was designed by Edward and W G Habershon on land donated by Sir Isaac Goldsmid, opening in 1852. The north-east tower and spire were added c.1870 and are the highest in the city. The church is Grade II listed10.
      Gas Cottage. 1881.
      Gas House. 1881.
      St Andrew's Church was designed in Norman style by George Basevi and built in 1833-1836, reconstructing a medieval church. It is Grade II* listed11. The lychgate was added in 1953. Sir George Everest is buried here.
      St Andrew's Terrace. 1881.
      Floral Clock. See St John's Place.
      †Horse trough was on the western side of the junction with Hove Street.
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Church Road, Portslade       Our Lady Star of the Sea and St Denis, a Roman Catholic church close to St Andrew's, was designed by Fr Benedict Williamson and opened on 28 July 1912, funded by Mrs Catherine Broderick (see 15 Denmark Villas). A presbytery and school were added the following year but the school was refused recognition on several occasions until finally allowed in 1956. Meanwhile it was used as a community hall and in 1914 as a shelter for Flemish and Jewish refugees from the Low Countries1. The church was closed and demolished in 1992.
Portslade Fire Station       80 was formerly Portlade Fire Station [right], as indicated in terracotta over the fire engine door. Built in 1909.
      St Andrew's Church was designed by Brighton architect Edmund Scott for Rev F G Holbrooke, the Vicar of Portslade, to serve the Copperas Gap community at a cost of £1,541. It opened in 1864. From 1871 to 1874 the curate was Fr Richard William Enraght. One of the few Sussex churches never to have pew-rents. Part of the church was converted into a community centre for South Portslade, which opened on 18 June 2004.
      St Mary's Convent of the Sisters of Poor Servants was built as a manor house on a six-acre site in 1807. The lordship of the manor of Portslade was bought on 12 February 1904 by Miss Kathleen Concepta Nelson (d1947) on behalf of the Poor Servants of the Mother of God, a Catholic order of nuns from St Mary's Convent at Roehampton, of which she had been a postulant and is buried in the private cemetery here. The sisters created a convent and convent school for young girls and added a laundry in 1911 to add work for the girls in addition to farm labouring. The manor house was sold the Emmaus charity in March 19972.
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Church Road Place Twitten off First Avenue.  
Church Street, Brighton

¶ Clifton Hill conservation area (40, 45-56 consecutive, 60, St Nicholas Church and grounds)
¶ North Laine conservation area (rest garden, 2-11, 20-36, 66-70- 100-114 all consecutive).
¶ Valley Gardens conservation area (North Gate House, Museum, Dome, Corn Exchange, 1 PH, 115-120).
¶ West Hill conservation area (61-64 consecutively).
One of the oldest streets in Brighton, taking its name from the former parish church of St Nicholas. Number of properties in 1822: 758
      Bennett's Cottage 1851.
      Statue of George IV is by Sir Francis Chantrey. It was originally unveiled on 9 October 1828 in the central gardens where the war memorial now stands and was moved to its present site on 14 March 1922. It is Grade II listed5.
      North Gate and the gatehouse of the Royal Pavilion estate were originally built c1774 and reworked in 1832 by Joseph Good for William IV, possibly to a design by Nash, as recorded above the main gate. Grade II* listed4. The adjacent red granite drinking fountain was donated in 1859 by William Blaber (1818-1903), early in his term as chairman and managing director of the Brighton Hove and Preston Waterworks Company.
      Brighton Museum and Art Gallery are the Prince Regent's former stables, designed by William Porden, built 1804. Joseph Good added stables for William IV and Queen Adelaide in 1831. In 1873 Philip Lockwood, the Borough Surveyor, adapted the building to cultural purposes as the Free Library and Museum at a cost of around £10,000 (estimate £6,000). 'Mr Lockwood proposes to construct on the ground floor an entrance hall from Church Street, two library and committee rooms, and a central gallery of 115 ft x 30ft, to be used as a public reading-room or for art collections, or a picture gallery, with, on the east side of this gallery, a subscription reading-room and library, a reference library, and a lavatory, and, on the west side, three rooms suitable either for library or museum purposes. On the upper floor there will be seven more rooms, including a lecture and museum room, with cross galleries. Altogether they occupy an area of 10,500 superficial feet on the ground floor11.The contractor was Cheesman & Co, the ironwork and heating apparatus by Reed Brothers, the carving by H R Pinker of London, decoration by Mr Dury of Warwick10. Cheesman & Co also won the contract to make and fix the book cases at a price of £23512.Further alterations were carried out in 1894 and 1901-02. It included Brighton Public Library until the building was refurbished and re-opened in 2002. (Unfortunately, the replacement Jubilee Library in Jubilee Street did not open until 2005, after six decades of delays.) It is Grade II* listed.1
      † Church Street Cottage 1851.
      5 is Grade II listed1.
      Corn Exchange and Dome Concert Hall was built by William Porden as a riding school for the Prince of Wales in 1803-1808 and extended in 1831 by Joseph Good for the Office of Works. It was purchased by the Borough in 1850. Conversion to a theatre was carried out by borough surveyor Philip Lockwood in 1864-67. The corn market moved into the former riding school in the west wing here from the King and Queen in Marlborough Place on 1 October 1868. The sculpture of Ceres (Roman goddess of agriculture) by Robert Atkinson was installed in the tympanum above the entrance in 1934 when the buildings was refurbished by Atkinson, who also converted the former supper room into the Pavilion Theatre (now the Studio Theatre) in New Road. Grade I listed2. The Corn Exchange Entrance Wing is separately Grade II listed13.
      Pillar box outside the Corn Exchange bears the VR royal cipher.
      Church of St Nicholas of Myra see Dyke Road.
      Centurion Place was the terrace opposite the church.
      † Central National School 1851.
      † Providence Calvinistic Independent Chapel, between Tichborne Street and Bread Street, was built in 1805 by Calvinistic followers of the evangelical William Huntington SS (1745-1813)—the SS stood for Soul (or Sinner) Saved—fired up by the revolutionary fervour of the Napoleonic era. Huntingdon was buried at Lewes. Like the neighbouring Church of St Mary the Virgin and St Mary Magdalene it was demolished in 1965 and the congregation moved to West Hill Road.
      20, 21, 22 are Grade II listed3.
      † 55 Chesterfield Court was off here.
      78 was the Royal Artillery drill hall, then the Royal Mail sorting office. It is Grade II listed6.
      87a was the first works of Thomas Harrington Ltd from 1897.
      † 107-108, although listed, were demolished in 1972.
      109 Waggon and Horses was built in 1848 as a gymnasium but became a pub in 1852 when Frederick Mohamed, son of Sake Deen Mahomed (see Black Lion Street), moved the gym to Paston Place.
      115-117 was originally the Trinity Independent Presbyterian Chapel, also known in its early years as Mr Faithfull's Chapel, was designed by Thomas Cooper and opened c1825. It closed in 1896 and was partly replaced c1925 by the present building, which was originally the offices and showroom of the Brighton, Hove & Worthing Gas Company. The Brighton coat-of-arms is embossed above the entrance. It later became the music library of Brighton Library, then its local studies library and is now a restaurant.
      Prince Regent Swimming Complex opened on 22 April 1981, having cost £2.5m. The North Road swimming baths were previously on the site.
      118 County Court House was designed by T C Sorby with a bas relief sculpture of the royal coat-of-arms by Mansel Bailey above the side archway. The builder was J T Chappell, whose bid price was £5,3959. It opened in 1869 and was used as a court until 1967, when it became a council storehouse. Following renovation the courtroom at the rear re-opened in 2007 as a lecture theatre. It is Grade II listed7.
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3HE 1380387
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7HE 480500
9Building News, 1867-12-27:vii
10Building News, 1873-09-12:296
11Building News,
12Building News, 1872-10-18:316
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Church Street, Hove The section of Church Road between Norton Road and George Street in the 1870-80s.
      Albion Inn. 1881.
Church Street, Portslade 1881
Churchill Square Although planned as early as 1935, and part of the site was even cleared in 1938, with more demolition following in 1957-58, this was Brighton's major post war development, a traffic free shopping precinct with office buildings above. Among buildings cleared were 18 pubs, two breweries and two schools. Building started in 1966, the first shop was occupied in 1967 and the whole multi-level square was opened by 1971. It cost £9m. On the central square was a 'sculpture' of The Spirit of Brighton—assuming Brighton to be angular, rough, brutal and repellant1. After becoming even more bleak during the early 1990s (Tesco's closed in 1992), it was redeveloped at a cost of £90m between January 1996 and September 1998. The office block was demolished and the shopping mall covered. Near the Western Road frontage are two structures commissioned by Standard Life Investments, leaseholders of the site, called the Twins, designed by Charlie Hooper and unveiled on 4 September 1998. Unknown to virtually all Brightonians, the vertical panels are meant to emit sounds recorded around Brighton, stored electronically inside the sculptures and triggered according to the relative position of sunlight falling on them1. Commemorates Sir Winston S Churchill (1874-1965), British Prime Minister 1940-45 and 1951-55 (see also Brunswick Road and Barrowfield Drive). 1National Recording Project
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Chuters Gardens At 18 West Street. Small houses immediately south of St Paul's Church. Lost in the Churchill Square development.
See also Lower Clarence Street.
Circus Court At 5 Circus Street. Thirteen cottages and stables building. Ba1822
Circus Grove Off Circus Street. Small houses Ta1854–Pa1873
Circus Mews Through an archway off Circus Street. map
Circus Parade Off New England Road.  
Circus Street A circus was built here, which opened in August 1808 but was not popular and closed in 1812. Number of properties in 1822: 19.
      6 Circus Court was off here.
Cissbury Road, Hove Part of the Southdown Estate. Road laid out by George Burstow for J E Butt & Sons1. Pi1897—
1ESRO DO/C/6/1351 (17 September 1895)
City Road Location unclear. Ba1822
Claremont Place From 26 Sussex Street (Morley Street) to 24 Richmond Street (Richmond Parade). A wall across Richmond Street between Claremont Place and Dinapore Terrace was built to stop runaway vehicles on the 1:5 incline. Fo1848–Ke1960; Census1851
Claremont Row Small tenements. Schools were here. Census1871; Pa1871–Ke1960
Claremont Street ' 'Houses now building' in Pa1867. Pa1867–Ke1960
Clarence Cottages   Census1861
Clarence Gardens

¶ Regency Square conservation area.
      Brighton Little Theatre was formerly Elim Clarence Baptist Chapel, built in 1830 and closed for worship in 1947.
Clarence Mews From 35 Castle Square. Built 1820s. 1856
Clarence Mews, Kemp Town Opposite St Mark's Church, Eastern Raod. A petrol station and car wash now occupies the site. Census1851; Fo1856–To1907
Clarence Place From 26 Sussex Street to 24 Richmond Street1, small tenements. Number of properties in 1822: 22. Ba1822–To1906
Clarence Square

¶ Regency Square conservation area (1-20 and 21-47 consecutive).
Prince William (1765-1837), third son of George III, was created 1st Duke of Clarence and St Andrews in 1789 and was known by that title until he acceeded to the throne as William IV in 1830. The north side was built in the early 1800s, the south side in the mid 1840s.
      19 was the residence of James Charnock Simpson in 1841 and newspaper proprietor Nathan Cohen in 1851.
      20 was the residence of builder George Lynn 1851-1871.
      40-45 were the backs of properties in Western Road1.
      The enclosure was bought by Brighton Borough Council from John Richard Abbey on 19 November 19522.
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Clarence Street, Brighton Built 1820s. Lost in the Churchill Square development. See also Lower Clarence Street. Ba1826–Ke1973
Clarence Street, Portslade       Clarence Hotel/Inn. 1871-1881. Census1871
Clarence Yard At 19 Poplar Place. Ta1854—
Clarendon Place, Kemp Town

¶ East Cliff conservation area.
Formerly College Street.
      8, Clarendon Lodge is Grade II listed1.
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Clarendon Place, Portslade Formerly small terraces, now industrial. Census1871; Pa1890—
Clarendon Road, Hove   Pa1877—
Clarendon Terrace, Marine Parade

¶ East Cliff conservation area
      1-6 were built 1856-59 by the Cheesmans, possibly designed by George Cheesman Jr, and named in honour of Lord Clarendon, the Foreign Secretary (1853-1859). The developer was William Percival Boxall of Belle Vue Hall (see also Percival Terrace) on land bought from Thomas Cubitt. Grade II listed1.
      2-3 was a residence of Stuart Rendel, 1st Baron Rendel of Hatchlands from 1903 until his death in 1913.
1HE 1380402
Clarendon Villas, Hove Extended to the east of Goldstone Villas before housing was fully developed in the area.
      8 Dickens' illustrator Phiz (Hablot Knight Browne, lived and died here.
      56 indenture dated April 1879 from George Gallard to John Buckler1.
      Clarendon Centre (Church of Christ the King, CCK) was originally a non-denominational mission opened in 1885. It has had its current name since 1961 but is used now as an administrative centre, services being held at the premises in New England Street.
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Clarendon Villas, Portslade   Pa1881—
Clarendon Villas Road, Hove 'Houses building' in Pa1882. Former name until 1889 of Bertram Road, which became Portland Road in 1894.
      Aldrington Hotel was the first building.
Clarke Avenue, Hove   Ke1949—
Clarkson Place Artisan. After 42 Essex Street, out of Lavender Street.. Ke1846–Pa1871
Clayton Road Inter-war years pebbledash council housing development named after local Sussex villages (cf, Glynde Road). No properties listed in Pi1925. Pi1925—
Clayton Way, Hangleton One of a group of adjoining roads named after Sussex villages. Ke1949—
Clermont Estate Developed by Alderman Daniel Friend, started in 1866. Clermont was a large house on the south side of Cumberland Road until the early 1880s. Comprises Clermont Road, Clermont Terrace, Cumberland Road and Lauriston Road.  
Clermont Road

¶ Preston Park conservation area.
Part of the Clermont estate. The bus shelter at the junction with London Road was extra large to accommodate passengers travelling on north from Preston Park railway station—no longer there and the stop is some distance from the junction but does have a seat.
      18, now a convenience store, was formerly a bakery and still has the ovens in the basement.
      19 was a clock-making and repair shop from 1893 until c2016.
      Preston Park Station. Opened as Preston station on 1 November 1869 and was renamed Preston Park in July 1879, four years prior to the creation of the public park in London Road. The cost of construction was split between the London Brighton & South Coast Railway and Daniel Friend, developer of the Clermont estate. The street-level building north of the entrance to the pedestrian tunnel was originally a post and telegraph office.
Clermont Terrace, Preston

¶ Preston Park conservation area.
Part of the Clermont estate, developed by Daniel Friend, started in 1866.
      Cherrington House. 1881.
      Wall postbox outside 27 bears the VR royal cipher.
      Clermont United Reform Church, formerly a Congregational church, was designed by J G Gibbins. The foundation stone is dated 4 April 1877 and the church opened on 18 September 1877. The land was a gift from Daniel Friend and Alderman Henry Abbey (?).
Clevedon Place Former name of Upper Sudeley Street. 'Other houses building' in Pa1871.
      4-6 was the Sussex County Hospital Nurses' Institution.
Cleveland Road

¶ Preston Park conservation area.
Cleveland Cottage and 'Other houses unoccupied' in Pa1892. Pa1892—
Cliff, The, Black Rock Numbered 30 August 1938, renumbered 9 July 19511.
      40 White Lodge was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens for Victoria Sackville-West (1862-1936).
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Cliff Approach, Black Rock Off Roedean Road. Numbered 11 February 19541. Ke1956—
ESRO DB/D/27/319
Cliff Butts Formerly the section of the seafront close to the present day Cannon Place.  
Cliff Road, Roedean . Numbered 18 July 19441. Pi1928—
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Clifton Although not an area as such (except as part of the informal Clifton, Montpelier, Powis area), several streets north of Western Road have this name, which then recurs in the western part of Brighton and in Cliftonville, the development of the eastern part of Hove. The derivation is obscure. [The Clifton area in Bristol was 'Clistone' in Domesday Book, meaning hillside settlement, which would apply here too.]  
Clifton Hill

¶ Clifton Hill conservation area.
Built mid 1840s along a 'carriage road to [West] Blatchington'. The former hospital car park, donated in 1937, was on the site of William Vine's mill (1810-1850). The northern section was renamed as Windlesham Avenue in 19071. Renumbered 3 November 19532.
      1-2 are surmounted by an Italianate tower and date from c1850. Grade II listed3.
      7 is Grade II listed4. Deeds are dated 29 March 18455
      10-11 were built c1840. Grade II listed6.
      23, Coach House dates from 1852. It was built for Joseph Rogers Browne of Aberdeen Lodge (5 Powis Villas) and is a rare survival of its type. Designed to house two carriages and three horses, it was later a motor car repair shop and in 1937 became a storage facility for the Royal Alexandra Hospital for Sick Children. Grade II listed7 in 2005.
      24-25 built c1840. Grade II listed8.
      Crescent Inn. 1846.
Other buildings listed 1851:
      Crescent Cottage
      Hope's Cottage
      Innesfall Villa
      Langley Villa
      Lennox Cottage
      Lone Cottage
      Milford Cottage
      Reed's Rest
      Upton Villa
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2ESRO DB/D/27/315
3HE: 1380403
4HE: 1380404
5Steve Myall: 'Clifton Hill'. CMPCA online
6HE: 1380405
7HE: 1391344
8HE: 1380406
Clifton Mews

¶ Clifton Hill conservation area.
Built on the site of the livery stables behind the Crescent Inn on the corner of Clifton Hill and Clifton Road.
Clifton Place

¶ Clifton Hill conservation area.
Built 1848-1853.
      13 Garden House is on the site of Garden House, a gothic villa built c1850 and demolished 1964. The former rectory of St Nicholas of Myra Church, the last owner was film actor Clive Brook (Clifford Clive Hardman Brook, 1887-1974).
Census1851; Fo1852—
Clifton Road

¶ Clifton Hill conservation area.
Built mid 1840s. Part renumbered as Compton Avenue 16 Jan 18901; renumbered 6 July 19052
      1-4 are Grade II listed3.
      1 was a residence of Admiral Sir Robert Lambert Baynes (1796-1869).
      7-8 are Grade II listed4.
      9-10 are Grade II listed5.
      8 was built c1830 Grade II listed6.
      17 was the residence of Sara Forbes Bonetta.
      18-25 were designed by Denman & Matthews c1907.
      26 is Grade II listed7.
      †Dials Congregational Church, on the corner of Dyke Road, was designed by local architect Thomas Simpson to seat about 1,000. The foundation stone was laid on 1 June 1870. The cost was around £6,000. Its 130-foot tower was a prominent local landmark. It was sold in 1969 and demolished three years later. The Homelees sheltered housing occupies the site (see Dyke Road).
      Other houses listed 1851:
      Bilham Villa.
      Eagle Villa.
      Holland House.
      Sandford Lodge.
      Southdown Villa.
PO1846—; Census1851
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2ESRO DB/D/27/128
3HE 1380407
4HE 1380408
5HE 1380409
6HE 1380407
7HE 1380410
Clifton Road North Census1851
Clifton Street

¶ West Hill conservation area.
Renumbered.       1-23 are Grade II listed1.
      5 was the residence of borough surveyor Philip Lockwood in 1858.
      32 (formerly 29).
1HE 1380411
Clifton Street Passage

¶ West Hill conservation area.
A twitten running behind the houses on the east side of Clifton Street with steps from Guildford Road to Terminus Road. Ke1973—
Clifton Terrace

¶ Clifton Hill conservation area.
Completed in 1847. On the south side the private gardens for the residents are on the site of Clifton Windmill, which was move in 1837 to Windmill Street. The boundary wall to Clifton Gardens is Grade II listed1.
      1-2 were built 1846 by G W Sawyer and Richard Edwards, local builders; the latter lived in no 1 for some years while building the rest of the terrace3.
      4 sold for £900 in April 19065.
      5 was the home of Robin Maugham from 1976 to 1981.
      8 was the residence of John Leopold Denman.
      12 sold for £1,200 in April 19065.
      17 sold for £870 in April 19065. It was the home of playwright and television personality Alan Melville (1910-1983) from 1951 to 1973 (see also 28 Victoria Street).
      20 sold for £850 in April 19066. It was the home from 1930 to 1937 of American-born playwright and novelist Edward Knoblock (1874-1945), who wrote Kismet.
      25 is Grade II listed2.
      27-31 are Grade II listed6.
      32-34 are Grade II listed7.
      33 is believed to have been the home and workshop of Regency furniture designer and manufacturer Thomas Hope4.
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2HE 1380412
3Steve Myall: 'Clifton Hill'. CMPCA online

4Clifford Musgrave: Regency Furniture 1800-1830 (London: Faber and Faber, 1961)
5The Builder, 1906-04-28:478
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Cliftonville The suburban development south of Hove station, began in the 1850s. The name may come from a cottage that stood towards the southern end of the area, which may in turn mark its proximity to the coastal cliffs. Charles Fleet described how 'Cliftonville sprang into existence with the rapidity of a Trans-atlantic town. House after house, and villa after villa seemed to rise by magic.'1 The Illustrated Times reported on 'the new suburb of Brighton, filled with new little houses, very pretty and clean to look at, and awfully genteel little houses'2. After an independent existence, it was incorporated into Hove in 1874. 1Fleet (1858)
2The Illustrated Times, February 1859
Cliftonville Conservation area, designated 1969 and extended in 1985; 1.64ha, 4.05 acres. Stretches from Holy Trinity Church on Eaton Road to the seafront. Character statement
Cliftonville Station Former name (October 1865-July 1879) for Hove Station. Cliftonville railway spur line, linking Hove with the main London line, was opened July 1879.  
Cliveden Court Private road serving flats off London Road.  
Clover Way, Portlade Cul-de-sac.
Clovers End, Hollingbury Cul-de-sac off Old Boat Walk.
Clyde Road Pa1877—
Coalbrook Road Originally the approach to Kemp Town railway station, next to which were the offices of coal merchants, demolished in 1987 after years of decay. Sometimes misspelt as Colebrook Road [qv]. Now Freshfield Way. Pa1881–Ke1973
Cobden Place Former name of the southern section of Prestonville Road. 'Houses in course of erection' in Ta1854. Ta1854–Pa1871
Cobden Road One of several streets named after Victorian philosophers and reformers (cf, Bentham Road, Carlyle Street). Richard Cobden (1804-1865), advocate of free trade and member of parliament, was the son of a Sussex farmer. 'Arranged for building' in Fo1856. Consecutive numbering: northwards on the west side, returning on the east side.
      77 Slipper Baths were opened on the corner of Islingword Road by the mayor of Brighton, Sir Joseph Ewart, in April 1894. The building bears the date 1893 above the entrance. When the baths closed in 1976, the building became the Hanover Community Centre until 1982, then became a resource centre and was converted into flats in 1985-86.
Cobham Place Reference1 1London Gazette
Cobton Drive, Hove Contraction of the name of the builder, Cook Brighton Ltd (of 160 Church Road)1. The road was laid out in 1955 and built up thereafter; no properties listed in Ke1956. Ke1956—
1A selection of Notes ...
including a History of
Hove Street Names...

Brighton & Hove Libraries, nd.
Codrington Place Named after Admiral Sir Edward Codrington. Numbered 6 October 19041, renumbered 22 December 19102. Br1846–To1903
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Coes Farm and cottages at foot of Race Hill   Census1861
Colbourne Avenue, Moulescoomb James Colbourne was mayor of Brighton in 1905-06. Numbered 19221.
      St Andrew's Church. Designed by L K Hett, built 1932-34.
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Colbourne Road, Hove Under construction from 1909. Pi1909—
Coldean Lane, Coldean       St Mary Magdalene was converted in 1955 from a flint stone barn. Ke1936—
Colebrook Cottages A back development behind 9 and 11 Colebrook Road.  
Colebrook Road, Withdean Colebrook was one of the forenames of Elizabeth Caroline Colebrook Gordon Curwen (née Cameron), who married into the family that owned the Withdean land. (There is also Colebrook Road off Albion Street in Southwick and see also Coalbrook Road.) Laid out by Lawrence Graham & Co before 19281, although development began before the First World War; numbered 23 May 19292.
      9 (Airdrie, then Eaves Cottage) was built for T W Bassett, originally designed in 1917 and amended in 1921, by William H Overton3.
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Colebrook Row At 42 Upper Bedford Street. Small houses. Census1851–1861; Fo1856–Pa1867
Coleman Avenue, Hove Ke1931—
Coleman Street Fo1861—
Coleridge Street, Hove In the Poets' Corner district, this street is named after poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834). 'Houses building' in Pa1882; mainly developed in 1894, when consecutively numbered plots were given alternating house numbers. Pa1882—
Colgate Close, Whitehawk Numbered 18 August 19831 1ESRO DB/D/27/445
College Conservation area, designated 1988; 7.53ha, 18.60 acres. The only one of the 34 Conservation Areas without a character statement. map
College Close, Portslade Cul-de-sac of one pair of semi-detached houses off Chalky Road.
College Gardens

¶ East Cliff conservation area.
From College Place to St George's Road. Fo1850—
College Mews

¶ East Cliff conservation area.
College Place

¶ East Cliff conservation area.
Originally called Bury Street.
      6, 7 and the lamppost outside are Grade II listed1.
1HE 1380416, 1380417
College Road, Kemp Town

¶ East Cliff conservation area.
Adjacent to Brighton College. Mainly built 1880s. [Main entrance to college was built in its present position 1886.] Numbered 21 August 18781.
      1, the former post office (now Brighton College Bursary), opened in 1887. Grade II listed2.
      19 was the home of actress Patricia Hayes (1909-1998) from 1946 to c1953.
Census1851; Ta1854—
1ESRO DB/D/27/250
2HE 1380418
College Street

¶ East Cliff conservation area.
Initially called College Road when development was planned but renamed by the time building began around 1854. The section west of College Road was then called Lower College Street, when what is now Clarendon Place was called College Street. It was renumbered in 1878. Ta1854—
College Terrace

¶ College conservation area (1-17 consecutive).
Compton Avenue

¶ West Hill conservation area.
Named from Compton Terrace and part of Clifton Road and numbered 16 January 18901.
      All Saints Church was built 1848-1853 by George Cheesman and opened in 1853, a commission of the Vicar of Brighton Rev H M Wagner for architect R C Carpenter. Money for building the tower came from the residuary estate of George Baldwin Woodruff2. Having suffered bomb damage during World War II, it closed in 1957 and was demolished.
1ESRO DB/D/27/212
2ESRO PAR387/9/1/7
Compton Road Branson applied for Brighton Borough Council approval for four houses, to be designed/built by Loader & Long, on 16 September 18971 and 16 more on 16 December 18972. Plans to build 100 houses here and in adjacent Inwood Crescent were submitted on 21 February 1901 by London Brighton & South Coast Railway Company3 and nine more here on 3 April 19024. Renumbered 30 October 19025. Tiled street name plate survives on no 2. Pi1896—
1ESRO DB/D/7/4590
2ESRO DB/D/7/4637
3ESRO DB/D/7/5281
4ESRO DB/D/7/5469
5ESRO DB/D/27/97
Compton Terrace Still under construction 1881. Renumbered 21 June 18881; renamed as Compton Avenue 16 January 18902. Fo1856–Pa1890
1ESRO DB/D/27/211
2ESRO DB/D/27/212
Coney Hill Downland hill at Waterhall, populated by rabbits (coneys).  
Connaught Road, Hove

¶ Old Hove conservation area.
      Brooker Hall. 1881.
      Connaught Centre, formerly Connaught Road Council Schools (the name is carved in terracotta over the doorway), was built in 1884 by John T Chappell, designed for Hove School Board by Thomas Simpson. The site cost £2,600 and the building £9,580. Extended c1920 and late 20th century. The school closed 1984. Grade II listed1.
      Cut is the obelisk-like sculpture at the southern end. It was designed by Ekkehard Altenburger in Kilkenny limestone on a commission from Karis Developments and unveiled by the mayor, Cllr Pat Drake, in 2004.
Census1881; Pa1885—
1HE 1393480
Connaught Street, Hove [1881]
Connaught Terrace, Hove Pa1878—
Connell Drive, Woodingdean Circular road, numbered 9 August 19681. No properties listed in Ke1969 Ke1969—
1ESRO DB/D/27/440
Conway Place, Cliftonville Formerly called Hove Drove Place. Pa1877—
Conway Street, Hove Pa1877—
Conway Terrace, Hove Part of Blatchington Road, (apparently) on the south side between Belfast Street and George Street, and renumbered as such by 1880. Pa1877–Pa1878
Cooksbridge Road Numbered in two phases on 30 November 1983 and September 19841. 1ESRO DB/D/27/445
Coolham Drive, Whitehawk Numbered 6 January 1988 and part on 10 August 19881. 1ESRO DB/D/27/446
Coombe Road Part renumbered 21 February 19071.
      †Church of St Alban was designed by Lacy W Ridge FRIBA, the Diocesan Surveyor, in red brick and opened in 1911. The last service was held on 25 June 2006, the church was officially declared redundant on 22 November 2006, demolished in 2013 and replaced by—
      Coombe Road Primary School opened in April 1912, with the addition of an infants department in 1915.
1ESRO DB/D/27/155
Coombe Terrace On the east side of Lewes Road, between Coombe Road and the bus garage.
      8 was a recruiting office during the First World War.
Coombe Vale, Saltdean Numbered 7 May 19601. Ke1947—
1ESRO DB/D/27/378
Coppard['s] Gap, Portslade See Copperas Gap. 1859-1881
Copperas Gap The name of the southern part of Portslade (Portslade-by-Sea) prior to the granting of urban district status in 1896. Copperas is a form of ferrous sulphate (green vitriole), used in the textile industry for dying and found in the green sand strata in this area. Also known as Coppard['s] Gap1. Pa1891–To1902
1PO1859: 1603
Copse Hill, Westdene Named 5 April 19381; a clump of trees was preserved at the south-east end. Numbered 10 October 19392 and numders in Highbank deleted 6 January 19533. Ke1947—
1ESRO DB/D/27/40
2ESRO DB/D/27/58
3ESRO DB/D/27/304
Corkscrew Road Early popular name for Withdean Road, even used as the caption on postcards.  
Cornford Close, Portlade  
Cornwall Gardens, Preston

¶ Preston Park conservation area (1, 5-9 odd, Lydstep, Cinderford, West View, 1-12 Cornwall House, 2-18 even, Crispins, Brunswick).
Numbered 25 April 1935 and 23 May 19351; supplementary numbering 25 November 19652. To1906—
1ESRO DB/D/27/14
2ESRO DB/D/27/437
Coronation Street Mostly built 1903-04, after the coronation of Edward VII: eight houses designed by T H Scutt1, four by Clayton & Black2, and four more by Mitchell in 19263. To1906—
1ESRO DB/D/7/5620-21
2ESRO DB/D/7/5856
3ESRO DB/D/7/6934
Cottage Drove, Patcham   1881
Cottage Road off Lewes Road. 1851
Cottage Square, Patcham.  
County Oak Avenue, Patcham       Carden Primary School Ke1949—
Court Farm Cottages, Patcham See Vale Avenue. Ke1935–Ke1958
Court Farm Road, Ovingdean Short road of interwar housing. Land from Rottingdean Court Farm was sold by the Nevill family to Mrs Dorothy Nevill and others on 25 October and 1 November 19221. Ke1947—
1ESRO ABE/18V includes a sketch plan of the farm by Joshua Morgan c1795
Court Farm Road, West Blatchington The farm was at the junction with Holmes Avenue. Ke1938—
Court Ord Cottages Now part of Meadow Close, Rottingdean. Ke1947
Court Ord Road, Rottingdean ean Beechlands estate. Numbered 24 April 19531. South side provides rear entrances to Meadow Close, to which part of the road was renumbered 23 April 19712. Ke1947—
1ESRO DB/D/27/379
2ESRO ACC8745/64
Courtenay Terrace, Hove

¶ Cliftonville conservation area.
Cliftonville. The terrace was built c1840 with additions in 1922. The name is probably associated with Hom ELizabeth Courtenay, daughter of 2nd Viscount Courtenay, wife of Lord Charles Somerset, who is commemorated in St Andrew's Church, Waterloo Street. See also Kingsway.
      Cpurtenay Terrace: Courtenay House, Courtenay Tye, Courtenay Beac. All are Grade II listed1.
     Courtenay Terrace: Courtenayside originally part of a villa called Hoove Lea, existing by 1875 and divided in 1933.2
      Courtenay Beach was the residence of Sir Ashley Rawson Cooper MP 1926
      Courtenay Housewas the residence of Sir Ashley Rawson Cooper MP 1927
      Courtenay Gate is on the site of Mills Terrace. Designed by London architects Coleridge, Jennings & Soimenow, completed in 1934, comprising 32 flats on six floors and a penthouse above. It was initially owned by architect Maurice Bloom. The building was requisitioned during the Second World War.
      Courtenay Tye was the later home of British actress and Hollywood film star Elizabeth Allan and is marked by a blue plaque. It had previously been owned from 1934 until his death by Dr Edmund Distin Maddick.
      Little Courtenay was built c1899 and extensively modified in 1932 by P B Hunter. It was also owned by Dr Edmund Distin Maddick.3
1HE 1280508
2HE 1187565; James Gray Collection image
3HE 1205902
Courtney Terrace, Station Road, Portslade   Pa1874–Pi1901; Census1881
Coventry Street Goldsmid land. Under construction 1883-84, built c1890 by Beves and Tooth1.
      44 was a fried fish shop (1904-05).
      46 has never been allocated. An entrance to Stanford Junior school is here.
      48 has an original shopfront.
      90 is on the site of Police Fire Station no 12 (Port Hall Road) from 1905.
1ESRO ACC8745/64
Cow Hayes, Portslade   Census1881
Cowdens Close, Hangleton Cowdens was a local field name. Ke1969—
Cowfold Road, Whitehawk Ke1937—
Cowley Drive, Woodingdean

¶ Designated an Important Local Parade.
Named after Harry Cowley, a Brighton chimney sweep and social activist and campaigner. Numbered 19 April 1955, supplementary numbering 5 September 1957 and 6 February 19581. Ke1966—
1ESRO DB/D/27/328
Cowley's Bottom Area between Harrington Farm and Lower Roedale Farm, north-east of Fiveways.  
Cowper Street, Hove In the Poet's Corner district, named after poet and hymnodist William Cowper (1731-1800), who pronounced his name 'cooper'. 'Houses building' in 1882. Renumbered 1894.
      37 was once a post office.
Crabtree Avenue, Hollingbury Renumbered 4 February 19641. Ke1949—
1ESRO DB/D/27/421
Cragg's Lane Name for Duke Street until at least 17791. 1Sicklemore Map of Brighthelmstone
Craignair Avenue, Patcham Part of the Ladies Mile Estate, named by developer George Ferguson after the village in Dumfries, Scotland. Named 27 April 19331. Ke1935—
1ESRO DB/D/27/30
Cranbourne Street Kemp land. Built early 1830s. G Lynn bought a piece of waste ground at the back of the street for £30 in 18331. Now turns through 90 degrees at its west end below Churchill Square. 1Brighton Herald 1833-09-07: 3d
Cranleigh Avenue, Rottingdean Numbered 20 August 19481. Ke1947—
1ESRO DB/D/27/285
Cranmer Avenue, Hove Ke1932—
Craven Buildings Co1799—
Craven Road Developed in 1960s/1970s (see Craven Vale). Ke1956—
Craven Vale Housing estate, the most central in the city, developed in 1960s/1970s on the site of allotment gardens and Sweet Patch.  
Crawley Road, Coldean Link road between Hawkhurst Road and Saunders Hill/Wolseley Road. Ke1954—
Crayford Road Laid out in 1924. Name from Kentish place? Ke1932—
Crescent, The, Moulsecoomb Numbered 19221. Pi1925—
1ESRO DB/D/27/256
(endorsed 'not officially approved')
Crescent Close, Woodingdean Numbered 5 September 19571. Ke1966—
1ESRO DB/D/27/333
Crescent Cottages Between Upper Bedford Street and Montague Place. Council houses, built here in 1934/35, were demolished in 1965 to make way for the Essex Place flats. Ba1822–Ke1964
Crescent Drive North, Woodingdean Building of 'rural' dwellings (often of poor quality)1 began in the 1920s. Numbered 12 June 1952 and 6 June 19572. Ke1947—
1James Gray
2ESRO DB/D/27/302
Crescent Drive South, Woodingdean Numbered 12 June 1952, 3 May 1955 and 5 December 19571. Ke1947—
1ESRO DB/D/27/302
Crescent Place

¶ East Cliff conservation area.
Close to Royal Crescent. (Part of 108 Marine Parade on the west side predates Royal Crescent.)
      1-2 are c1825 probably by Wilds and Busby. Grade II listed1.
      11-12 are c1825 probably by Wilds and Busby. Grade II listed2.
      13-14 are also possibly by Wilds and Busby.
1HE 1380420
2HE 1380421
Crescent Road

¶ Round Hill conservation area.
'No houses at present' in Pa1871.
      19,21,23 were built in 1898 by George Burstow, planning application dated 16 June 18981.
      31-37, 39-51 and 53 were designed by Samuel Denman and built by George Buster (Burstow) in 1881, planning applications dated 16 February, 2 March and 18 May respectively2.
1ESRO DB/D/7/4746
2ESRO DB/D/7/1973, 1984, 2014
Crescent Street Former name for Upper St James's Street when the roadway was not extended beyond Bedford Street1. Number of properties in 1822: 25. Ba1822–
1Wetton & Jarvis map 1822
Crespin Way, Moulsecoomb Numbered 5 Ocober 19611. Largest known examples of elm tree Ulmus x Hollandica 'Bea Schwarz' planted here in 19642. Cul-de-sac leading to
      Moulsecoomb railway station, opened May 1980 (the first new station in the then British Rail's Southern Region), access to Platform 2 (north-eastbound). See also Queensdown School Road.
1ESRO DB/D/27/390
Crest Way, Portslade Built on the site of the Hove Borough Sanatorium, which had been Foredown Isolation Hospital from its construction in 1883 until 1913. The hospital's water tower in Foredown Road survives as a local landmark.  
The Crestway, Hollingdean Named and numbered 1 April 19651. Ke1954—
1ESRO DB/D/27/425
Cribet, The, Aldrington   [1881]
Croft Drive, Mile Oak Ke1969—
Croft Road, Withdean Off Colebrook Road. Laid out by Lawrence Graham & Co in 19281. 'Houses building' in Pi1928. Numbered 28 August 19482. Pi1928—
1ESRO DB/D/57/878-4
2ESRO DB/D/27/284
Cromwell Road, Hove

¶ Hove Station conservation area (1 [Eaton Lodge]).
¶ Willett Estate conservation area (2-71, from rear of Eaton Hall to rear of 72 Wilbury Road).
'Houses building' in Pa1881. The section between Holland Road and Wilbury Villas was known as Vernon Road while under development in the 1880s.
      2-36 are Grade II listed1.
1HE 1205345
Cromwell Street 'Houses building' in Pa1881. Numbered 20 April 18811. Pa1881—
1ESRO DB/D/27/222
Cross Street, Brighton   Co1799—
Cross Street, Hove

¶ Brunswick Town conservation area.
      17 has an early shop front. Census1841; Fo1850—
Cross Street North   Census1861
Crossbush Road, Whitehawk Numbered September 19841. 1ESRO DB/D/27/445
The Crossway, Hollingdean       Church of St Richard of Chichester was designed by Clayton, Black & Daviel as a chapel of ease for St Matthias and opened in 1954. It closed for worship in October 2013. Ke1954—
Crowhurst Road, Hollingbury Ke1954—
Crown Gardens Small houses. [1826] Fo1848—
Crown Road, Portslade   [1881]; Pa1890—
Crown Street Built 1820s.
      14-15, 19 and 23 are Grade II listed1.
1HE 1380422, 1380424, 1380425
Cuckmere Way, Hollingbury No properties listed in Ke1949. Part numbered 22 February 19621. Ke1949—
1ESRO DB/D/27/403
Cultural Quarter Appellation since the construction of the Jubilee Library in Jubilee Street for the area that incorporates the library, the Pavilion, the museum and art gallery, the Dome, the Corn Exchange, the Theatre Royal and other buildings. The city council's definition incorporates a much wider area, encompassing everything from the station to the seafront, and from Old Steine westwards, including the Lanes and North Laine.  
Cumberland Drive

¶ Preston Park conservation area.
Private Road. Ba1822—
Cumberland Place From 43 Edward Street to 68 Carlton Hill. A narrow street of poor housing built soon after 1800. Number of properties in 1822: 20. 'Included in the "Condemned Area"' in Pi1897. One of four such adjacent streets demolished in the slum clearance of the mid 1890s for the construction of White Street and Blaker Street. Ba1822–Pi1897
Cumberland Road, Preston

¶ Preston Park conservation area.
'No houses' in Pa1882. Renumbered 23 May 19291.
      Belgrave House. 1881.
      Clermont, a large house standing alone on the south side until the mid 1880s, gave its name to the Clermont housing development. 1881.
      The Cottage. 1881.
      Cumberland House. 1881.
1ESRO DB/D/27/136
Cumberland Street Former name of Cavendish Street1. 1Marchant-Sicklemore map 1809
Curwen Place Built in the late 1950s on the three-acre site of Beechwood. The Curwen family were the last owners of the Withdean and Tongdean estates; Eldred Curwen lived at Withdean Court. Previously called Curwen Close2. Numbered 4 June 19591. Ke1964—
1ESRO DB/D/27/377
Cuthbert Road Laid out in the early 1880s. Pa1882—
Cyret Place  
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