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East Brighton Park Park on eastern extremity of Brighton.
East Brunswick Street, Hove See Brunswick Street East.
East Cliff Stretch of the coast road between Black Lion Street and East Street, dating from early times; 58 houses here by 1776, another 19 added by 1795. Number of properties in 1822: 39. The name was later applied to the coastal area of the East Laine extending eastwards from Old Steine as development gradually took place, joining with Kemp Town. [aka Former name for Kings Road between Ship Street and East Street.] East Cliff was renamed King's Cliff, following the convalescence of King Edward VII at 1 Lewes Crescent in 1908. Co1799–Ba1822
East Drive

¶ Queens Park conservation area.
Eastern boundary of Queen's Park (cf, North Drive, South Avenue, West Drive). Formerly included Evelyn Terrace. Numbered 30 October 19241.
      8-12 were built 1926/27.
      13-15 were built c1900.
1ESRO DB/D/27/139
East Hill, Portslade Mill Cottages. 1881.
East Laine, Aldrington 1881.
East Lane, Rottingdean Renamed Whipping Post Lane in 19331 1ESRO DB/D/27/26
East Mill Place See Sudeley Place, Lennox Street.
East Montpelier Road See Montpelier Road East.
East Park
East Street, Brighton

¶ Old Town conservation area.
Eastern boundary of the original town. Used to extend north as far as North Road until the Pavilion Gardens were created. In 1665 there were 64 houses.1 Once also known as Great East Street (map c.1778) to distinguish it from Little East Street. Number of properties in 1822: 76.
      1a-2, including 2-5 King's Road, all now part of the Queen's Hotel, are Grade II listed.2
      8 is faced with mathematical tiles.
      10-10a, with a support for the corner of the upper floor restricting the doorway, was Bredon's Bookshop, which had a second-hand department.
      alley behind 11 featured in the film Quadrophenia.
      12 is faced with mathematical tiles.
      15, including 6c Bartholomews, was built as a terraced house but is now a shop and flats. It is Grade II listed.3
      16-19 were rebuilt in 1989. Once a Liberty store, it is now Gap Kids. Nos 18-19 are faced with mathematical tiles.
      20, 21 and 21a, built as terraced houses with shops in the early 19th century, are Grade II listed.4
      22 is a late 18th/early 19th century terraced house, converted later to shops and offices. Grade II listed5. City council plaque erected July 2016 to Israel Samuel, reputedly Brighthelmstone's first Jewish resident, who lived nearby 1766-1806.
      22a, 23 and 23a, 26-27 were built as terraced houses late 18th/early 19th century but converted later to shops and offices. They are Grade II listed.5
      27½ was the residence (possibly only the studio) of Francis Arundale.
      28 was built as a terraced house late 18th/early 19th century but converted to a shop c1835. Grade II listed with attached railings13.
      29-31 English's Seafood Restaurant and Oyster Bar. Grade II listed 12.
      33-34 Sussex Arms/Hotel/Tavern, originally a house and as a pub called the Spread Eagle until 1816, dates from the 18th century with early 19th century extensions. Associated in legend with smuggling. It is Grade II listed.6 On 25 May 1794 the severed head of a prostitute was found in an adjacent public well; she was thought to have provided her services to the Prince of Wales.
      35-36 are Grade II listed.7
      36 was the home of Martha Gunn. Previously Al Forno restaurant, then Fishy Fishy restaurant. Plaque.
      42 was designed by Henry Jarvis as part of the expanding Hannington's department store (see also North Street) and opened c1866. It is Grade II listed.8
      53-55 were the premises of John Beal and Co, stationers; rebuilt by G R Lockyer to a design by Arthur Loader in 1878 at a cost of £2,00011.
      65 is on the site of the White Horse Inn, where county inquests and elections were once held.
      68 is on the site of the Rising Sun PH, demolished in 1869 (?).
      69, now Indian Summer restaurant, was formerly Booth's confectioners, favoured by Virginia Woolf.
      74, Greyhound PH has been an inn since no later than 1658, when it was the Blue Anchor, changing to the Greyhound by the end of the 18th century and then to the Fishbowl in the late 20th century; currently the East Street Tap. Alterations and additions were made by C E Kempe in 186910.
      82, Clarendon Mansions, built by Charles Brill in 1870 and originally the Clarendon Hotel, is Grade II listed.9 No 7 was the final home of cinema pioneer Charles Urban from 1938 until 1942 (see also 21 Dyke Road).
      †Warden's Buildings. 1851. Approximately where the Regent Arcade in now.
1VCH, 1940
2HE 1380462
3HE 1380463
4HE 1380464
5HE 1380465, 1380466
6HE 1380471
7HE 1380472, 1380473
8HE 1380474
9HE 1380475
10The Building News, 1869-05-28:495
11The Building News, 1879-01-03:5
12HE 1380468, 1380469, 1380470
13HE 1380467
East Street, Portslade Census1871; Pa1890—
East Street Place, Portslade Census1881; Pa1890–Pi1925
Eastbourne Road One of a group of streets named after places in East Sussex. (cf, Birling Close, Jevington Drive.) Ke1932—
Eastbrook Road, Portslade Pi1909—
Eastergate Road 1861.
Eastergate Road, Moulsecoomb Industrial estate. Ke1956—
Eastern Concourse, Marina Village
Eastern Mews At 81 St George's Road. To1899–To1907
Eastern Place, Kemp Town Ke1951—
Eastern Quadrant, St George's Road Numbered as 115-120 St George's Road after 1901. Pa1867–Pi1901
Eastern Ring Road, Falmer On the University of Sussex campus.
Eastern Road

¶ College conservation area (Brighton College).
¶ East Cliff conservation area (116, 120, Danny Sheldon House, 138-146, 146a, 148-160, 160a, 162, Glen Court 1-4, 178-188).
¶ Kemp Town conservation area (237).
Main road east from Brighton, continuation of Edward Street; along the line of the bridleway to Rottingdean; once the northern boundary of the area developed along the seafront in early Victorian times between central Brighton and Kemp Town. The section to the east of Rock Street was formerly known as York Street. Redeveloped from 1926 onwards (still in progress); severe bomb damage during World War II. Dual carriageway from Upper Rock Gardens to Upper Bedford Street completed was in 1971 but never extended as intended to Chichester Place and into Bristol Gardens. The tower blocks between Park Street and Freshfield Road were built early 1970s after slum clearances. Section east of Rock Street renamed from York Street 6 February 18961. Renumbered 17 August 18992.
      †All Souls Church was designed by Henry Mew as the first church commissioned by Rev H M Wagner. The foundation stone was laid by Wagner on 29 July 1833 and the church consecrated on 4 April 1834. It was enlarged in 1858 and 1879, on the latter occasion by Edmund Scott. Stained glass windows by Charles Kempe were added in 1903 and 1906, some of them removed to Norwich cathedral when All Souls was demolished in January 1968 for road widening. The site is now occupied by the Church Army's Miles Court home.
      Belle Vue Hall See Belle Vue Gardens.
      Brighton College. The chapel, Burstow Gallery and Hall, Chichester House, School House and Dawson Hall, Classroom, Dining Hall and the Headmaster's House are all Grade II listed3 as are two lampposts in the south courtyard4 and the fence, piers and gate to the playing fields9. In June 1916 the sound of artillery firing on the Somme was heard during a cricket match. Among alumni is Stanley Baldwin.
      33-34 Royal British School for Boys, Girls & Infants 1851-55.
      †Deaf and Dumb Institute (Institution for the Instruction of Deaf & Dumb Children of the Counties of Sussex, Hampshire and Kent) 1851-55.
      Mill House. 1851.
      Royal Sussex County Hospital (Sussex County Hospital for the Reception of the Sick & Lame Poor of every County & Nation). First public meeting about the scheme, in 1824, was chaired by Lord Egremont. Design for original portion was submitted in public competition by (Sir) Charles Barry (1795-1860) and constructed 1828. Latilla Building was built as a Female Orphan Asylum 1853-1936 (demolished 2017). Charles Hunnisett Building is on the site of 179, the Blind Asylum (see below). The chapel, sponsored by the Marquess of Bristol and designed by William Hallett, opened in 1856 and is Grade II listed.5 The Out-patients' Department opposite was opened by the Prince of Wales (later Edward VII) in February 1896 (see also 1 Eastern Terrace).
      †169 Courtney King House is a block of retirement flats built in 1972. Named after Eric Courtney-King, a Brighton JP, rotarian and freemason who chaired Brighton & Hove Albion
      †179 Blind Asylum, oroginally in William Moon's house in Queen's Road from 1841, moved to this site on the western corner with Bristol Gate, designed by George Somers Leigh Clarke and opened in October 1861; Clarke's drawing was exhibited at the Royal Academy7 and subsequently donated to the RIBA 8. Renamed the Brighton School for Blind Boys in 1921 and Brighton School for Partially Sighted Boys in 1946. It moved to Blatchington Court in 1951. It was demolished in 1958.
      St Mark's Church was originally built between 1839 and 1849 as the chapel of St Mary's Hall school but became the parish church for the Lewes Crescent/Sussex Square area. It reverted to the school's use in 1985 but has been used twice since by congregations while their own churches were under reconstruction: St John the Baptist Catholic Church in 1995-96 and St George's Kemp Town in 1998-99. Grade II listed8.
      St Mary's Hall (Instituted for Educating the Daughters of Poor Clergy) opened 1 August 1836 on land given by the Marquess of Bristol as a boarding school for daughters of clergy. The architect was George Basevi. It closed in 2009 and is now an NHS facility. It is Grade II listed, as are the flint walls.6
      157 was the home of the actor Stanley Drewitt (1874-?) in the 1920s.
1ESRO DB/D/27/114
2ESRO DB/D/46/650
3HE 1380476, 1380477, 1380478, 1380479
4HE 1380480, 1380481
5HE 1380482
6HE 1380484, 1380485
7Building News1861-05-17:412, Building News1861-11-08:891
8HE 1380483
9HE 1380419
Eastern Street From 154 Marine Parade to 71 Eastern Road. Twitten. PO1846—
Eastern Terrace

¶ East Cliff conservation area.
Almost incontrovertibly the most distinguished houses in Brighton in terms of associations, all being Grade II listed.1 Nos 1-7 were built in 1828, 8-9 by 1830. As well as occupants of individual properties below, between 1848 and 1858 the Bavarian minister Baron de Cetto spent seasons at nos 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 8.
      1 was occupied for a short time from November 1828 by Viscountess Goderich, wife of Frederick John Robinson, Viscount Goderich (1752-1859), who was appointed prime minister by George IV in September 1827 on the death of George Canning but was succeeded by the Duke of Wellington in January 1828 without ever visiting parliament during his premiership—a unique achievement. It became a residence of Charles Hanbury-Tracy, 1st Baron Sudeley, from c.1836 until his death in 1858, followed by his son Thomas Charles Hanbury-Tracy, the 2nd Baron Sudeley until his death in 1863, and his grandson, Charles George Hanbury-Tracy, the 3rd Baron Sudeley. In 1876 he sold the house to Albert Abdullah David Sassoon (1818-1896) the British-Indian Jewish banker and philanthropist who was created a baronet in 1890. He died there on 24 October 1896. The Prince of Wales (later Edward VII) dined at the house after the Princess opened the Royal Alexandra Hospital for Children in Dyke Road in July 1881 and stayed the weekend in February 1896 when he opened the Outpatients' Department of the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Eastern Road. The Shah of Persia stayed for three nights at the end of July 1889. Sir Albert's son, Sir Edward Sassoon, a Liberal Unionist MP, lived in the house intermittently until his death in 1912. Both were buried in the oriental-style family mausoleum behind the house, built by Albert Sassoon as early as 1876. The mausoleum was sold by Edward's son Sir Phillip Sassoon and cleared in 1933, becoming successively a furniture store, a decorator's premises, a pub called the Bombay Arms and the ballroom of the Hanbury Arms. The lamppost outside the house is Grade II listed.2
      2 was the home of the eminent journalist George Augustus Sala (1828-1895) for several years prior to his death at Norton Road, Hove in December 1895.
      4 Thomas Cave (1825-1894), MP for Barnstaple (1865-1880), lived here with his family in the 1860s until c1875, including his son George (1856-1928), who was later Home Secretary and, as Viscount Cave, Lord Chancellor.
      5 is where English churchman Edward Bouverie Pusey (1800-1882) convalesced in 1827.3
      6 was the home of James Ashbury, MP for Brighton 1874-1880 and defeated candidate in 1868 and 1880. General Ulysses S Grant, recently retired President of the United States (1868-1876), stayed here for three days as Ashbury's guest in October 1877.
      7 was occupied for several weeks in 1844-45 by the then prime minister, Sir Robert Peel (1788-1850).
      9 was occupied during 1840-41 by Constantine Henry Phipps, 1st Marquess of Normanby (1797-1863), then Home Secretary. Charles Freshfield moved here from his previous residence at Pennant Lodge, Queen's Park. After the Portuguese revolution in 1910 the deposed King Manoel II lived here briefly. It was used as an officers' convalescent home during the First World War. Between the wars it was occupied by members of the Vanderbilt family and in 1999 it featured as a hotel in the film The End of the Affair. In 2004 it was at the time the most expensive house ever on sale in Brighton at a guide price of £3m.
1HE 1380486
2HE 1380704
3Geoffrey Faber: Oxford Apostles. Harmondsworth: Penguin Books, 1954
Eastern Terrace Cottages [1851]
Eastern Terrace Mews

¶ East Cliff conservation area.
Eastfield Close, Withdean Named 5 April 19381. 1ESRO DB/D/27/41
Eastfield Crescent Numbered 1 May 19471. Ke1949—
1ESRO DB/D/27/274
Easthill Drive, Portslade

¶ Portslade conservation area (Easthill House, The Cottage, Paddocks on south side, Easthill Park).
Easthill Park, Portslade Easthill House and grounds were bought by Portslade Council in 1947 and the six-acre park opened in July 1948.
Easthill Way, Portslade Easthill House is adjacent.
Eastwick Bottom The area of Patcham on which the Ladies Mile housing estate was built.
Eastwick Close, Patcham In 1296 Walter de Eastwycke lived at
      Eastwick Barn, now converted into a nursing home.
Eaton Gardens, Hove

¶ Willett Estate conservation area.
Designated as Fishbourne Road when the Cliftonville plans were first drawn up and before housing was developed in the 1880s. Two properties listed 'and other houses unoccupied' in Pa1881.
      3 was built in the 1880s by William Willett as a villa residence. Grade II listed1.
      8 was built in the 1880s by William Willett as a villa residence. Grade II listed2.
      14 was built in the 1880s by William Willett as a villa residence. Grade II listed3.
      Pillar box outside no 4 bears the VR royal cipher.
1HE 1187552
2HE 1280756
3HE 1205411
Eaton Grove, Hove

¶ Willett Estate conservation area.
Former mews with arched entrance. Cul-de-sac. Ke1947—
Eaton Mews, Hove At 3 Cromwell Road. To1898–To1907
Eaton Place

¶ East Cliff conservation area.
Five-storey bow fronted terraced housing built between 1845 and 1855 by Thomas Cubitt on land he owned, as a late phase of the Kemp Town development. Three properties listed 'and unfinished houses' in Fo1850. All houses—1-19 (odd) and 2-24 (even)—are Grade II listed1.
      25, then Eaton House, now part of Chesham Mansions, was occupied 1852-1854 by the colourful and dissolute Hon William Tollemache, Lord Huntingtower (1820-1872).
1HE 1380487, 1380488
Eaton Road, Hove

¶ Cliftonville conservation area (2-6 even).
¶ Denmark Villas conservation area (Granville Court).
¶ The Drive conservation area (Charis Court).
¶ Willett Estate conservation area (south side: from 8 east to Salisbury Road; north side: from Eaton Court east to Wilbury Lodge inclusive, excluding Charis Court).
Six properties listed 'and other houses building' in Pa1881.
      All Saints Church see The Drive, Hove.
      Burncoore House. 1881.
      County Cricket Ground. Moved to its present site in the 1870s.
      Cricket Ground Hotel. 1881.
      Hereford House. 1881.
      16, Eaton House was built in the late 1880s by William Willett as a residence, now offices. It is Grade II listed1.
      18-18a, including 63 Tisbury Road, were built by William Willett in the late 1880s and are Grade II listed2.
      Ashdown partly stands on the site of a former roller skating rink, used as a drill hall during the Second World War and taken over in 1946 by the CVA engineering works, which closed c1968/69 and was demolished.
1HE 1187553
2HE 1280731
Eaton Villas, Hove

¶ Denmark Villas conservation area (Dolphins [rear of 6,8 Denmark Villas], Haven Lodge [rear of 10,12 Denmark Villas]).
¶ Hove Station conservation area (1-4).
was the continuation of Clarendon Villas before housing was built. One property listed (no 1) 'and houses building' in Pa1886. Pa1886—
Ebenezer Place and Cottage The north-west end of Islingword Road, adjoining Lewes Road. Map, Census1841
Edburton Avenue

¶ Preston Park conservation area
Formerly Edburton Road, renamed and numbered 6 February 18961. Pi1897—
1ESRO DB/D/27/108
Edburton Road Renamed Edburton Avenue in 18961. The northern section south of Preston Drove (then The Drove) had not been renamed in 1897. Pi1896—
1ESRO DB/D/27/108
Edgar Cottages
Edgehill Way, Mile Oak
Edinburgh Road One of several streets with Scottish names built in the 1860s between Lewes Road and Upper Lewes Road. 'Now building' in Fo1864. Queen Victoria's attachment to the Highlands made such names popular. Fo1864—
Edinburgh Terrace In Lewes Road, opposite Wellington Road. Fo1864–Pa1869
Edward Avenue, Hove One of several adjacent roads in post-war development off King George VI Avenue named after royalty, these discreetly omitting the royal title of King Edward VIII (1894-1972, r.1936)—or could it have been Edward VII after all? Ke1947—
Edward Avenue, Saltdean Numbered 1 September 19551. 1ESRO DB/D/27/326
Edward Close, Hove Cul-de-sac off Edward Avenue, Hove. No properties listed in Ke1958. Ke1958—
Edward Street

¶ East Cliff conservation area (104-107, 114-120, 126-135, 137-147, 152-153, 159-181).
Number of properties in 1822: 129. All of the north side was redeveloped, following road widening in 1961-64, although clearances began in the 1950s; some adjacent streets were badly affected by wartime bomb damage. Part renumbered 4 February 18971. Part renumbered (near Mount Pleasant) 29 November 19382.
      1 opened 1990.
      Law Courts, designed by Brighton borough architect Percy Billington, were opened on 3 November 1967 by Lord Gardiner, the Lord Chancellor, and remodelled 1986-89.
      Windsor House (Department of Social Security) opened in 1973. Windsor is the UK's ruling family.
      Amex House, which cost £10m, opened on 15 September 1977. It was demolished, needlessly some say, in 2017.
      Brighton County Court is on the site of Southdown Motor Services bus garage and the Dog Tray pub.
      †30-31 was built as a riding school in the 1840s. It was an Assembly Hall from 1882 (reportedly known as King Solomon's Above of Love) until taken over as a Salvation Army Citadel in 1890. It was demolished in 1965 when the road was widened.
      62 Brighton National Spiritualist Church was designed in an unusual double-circular form by Overton & Partners and opened in 1965. It replaced an earlier church in Mighell Street.
      64 Brighton Youth Centre replaced the Royal Tierney Picture House and was opened on 23 March 1927 by the then Prince of Wales, the future Edward VIII. The cinema (1911-1922), was renamed Picturedrome (1916), Majestic (1919) and Devonshire (1920). It was on site of the Tierney Arms pub, which derived its name from Sir Matthew Tierney. The pub was built here no later than 18223.
      94-95 was the Brighton Divisional Headquarters of the Salvation Army, built in military style in 1884 and demolished in 1965.
      104-106 were designed by Scott & Hyde for the brewers Vallance & Catt in 18805.
Edward Street charity sign       153 The Little Globe bears a painted relief with the name and date 1800. It is now offices.
      161 Thurlow Arms was built as a house in the early 19th century and later converted into a pub. It renamed The Jury's Out and in 2017 became Brighton Bierhaus. It is Grade II listed4.
      170-171 is dated 1908 in a circular plaque on the fascia.
      182, on the south-west corner, housed the Brighton Charity Organisation Society (a painted sign is still just visible, right).
1ESRO DB/D/27/230
2ESRO DB/D/27/51
3Brighton Gleaner 6 May 1822: 77
4HE 1380489
5ESRO DB/D/7/1829
Edwin Place From 50 Upper Bedford Street to 4 Montague Place. Small houses. No properties listed after Ke1966. PO1846–Ke1973
Effingham Close, Saltdean Cul-de-sac of bungalows and dormer bungalows. Named 24 February 1966 and numbered 5 December 19681. No properties listed in Ke1969. Ke1969—
1ESRO DB/D/27/427
Egginton Close, East Moulsecoomb Cul-de-sac of three terraces of two-storey houses off Lucraft Road.
Egginton Road, East Moulsecoomb No properties listed in Ke1958. Supplementary numbering 3 September 19641. Ke1958—
1ESRO DB/D/27/413
Egmont Road, Hangleton Knoll estate.
      St Richard's Church and Community Centre was designed by Andrew Carden and opened in 1961.
Egremont Place

¶ Queens Park conservation area.
Earls of Egremont (the Wyndham family) lived at Petworth House and had extensive estates in Sussex. The third earl (1751 1837) 'acted...against the restrictions proposed to be placed on the power of the Prince of Wales as regent in 1789'1. The fourth earl (?) lived at East Lodge, formerly Neville Lodge when built5, on the east side of Upper Rock Gardens. Number of properties in 1822: 4. There was an 'industrial home' on the west side in the 1880s.
      Egremont Gate and its attached walls and railings is Grade II listed 6.
      7-10 are Grade II listed 7.
      12 was a Deaf and Dumb School 1842-1848 until it moved to its new building in Eastern Road.
      20-22 replace the original houses, which were respectively partially and wholly destroyed by an enemy bomb on 26 October 1940.2
      34 was formerly 2 Park Road West3.
      39, 41-42, 44, 45-47 and 57-59 were built c1825 and are Grade II listed4.
2Rowland (2008), 79
3ESRO ACC8745/70
4HE 1380491–1380495
5Attree's Topography of Brighton, 1809:23
6HE 1380496
7HE 1380490
Egremont Street Number of properties in 1822: 40. Removed in 1898 to be replaced by Tillstone Street. Ba1822–Pi1901
Eileen Avenue, Saltdean Numbered 20 July 19541. No properties listed in Ke1947. Ke1947—
1ESRO DB/D/27/357
Elder Close, Portslade Cul-de-sac.
Elder Place Numbered April 19211.
A bomb fell on the rear gardens on 12 October 1942, killing an elderly female resident at no 16, which was demolished.
      †14, St Bartholomew's Infant School.
1ESRO DB/D/46/874
Elder Row From York Road to Montpelier Road East. Small houses. Renumbered 17 November 18821. [1826] Census1841, Ta1854–Ke1960
1ESRO DB/D/27/247
Elder Street From 27 York Road to Montpelier Road East. Small houses.
      †18, Forester's Hope PH opened c1854. Joined with no 19 by 1875 as Rose and Crown PH, closed 1931.
1851, Ta1854–Ke1958
Eldred Avenue, Westdene Withdean (Roe, Ogle, Curwen) estate; Eldred Curwen lived at nearby Withdean Court. Named 5 April 19381. Numbered 10 October 19392, then 6 January 1953, 13 October 1953, 3 September 1959 (six shops and flats), 6 June 1963, 7 June 19663.
      1 (Vaucelette) was designed in 1920 by George W Warr for Mrs C Lawson.
      3 (Clovelly) was built in 1924-27 for J Jupp and designed by Ernest Bendelow.
      5 (Waratah) was built in 1924 for J F Malachi.
      9 (Kingarth) was built in 1923 for J E Randall and designed by architect George W Newman.
      11 (Abinger) was built in 1925 for P Folkerd.
      17. During drainlaying a ditch, possibbly Neolithic, containing animal bones, pot-boilers and a pottery sherd were found here on 14 April 1952. The ditch continued for 60 ft west and then south for a further 60 ft. Above the ditch was a crouched human burial.
      19 (Culver) was built for A F Jackson c1925.
1ESRO DB/D/27/40
2ESRO DB/D/27/59
3ESRO DB/D/27/304
Eley Crescent, Rottingdean Beechlands estate. Named and numbered 21 December 19541 but already named thus and numbered in Ke1947. Ke1947—
1ESRO DB/D/27/320
Eley Drive, Rottingdean ean Beechlands estate. Named and numbered 21 December 19541 but already named thus and numbered in Ke1947. Ke1947—
1ESRO DB/D/7/4596
Elizabeth Avenue One of several adjacent roads in post war development off King George VI Avenue named after royalty: the then Princess Elizabeth (b.1923, r.1952- ). Some recent (mid 1970s) houses. Ke1956—
Elizabeth Close Cul-de-sac off Elizabeth Avenue named after the then Princess Elizabeth (b.1923, r.1952-date). No properties listed in Ke1956. Ke1956—
Ellen Place, Hove Pi1901—
Ellen Street, Hove Stanford estate, the street named after Ellen T Stanford. Around here was the only part carried out of a 1952 plan to redevelop a three-quarter-mile stretch of Hove with high-rise blocks1.
      †Board Schools were built by Hove School Board in 1877, the boys', girls' and infants' schools opening in 1879. Repairs costing £37 10s were carried out by Parsons & Son in 18813. They merged to form Ellen Street Mixed School on 1 April 1927 but when Hove schools were reorganised from September 1929 the boys' and infants' departments became East Hove Junior School for respectively Boys and Girls. Another amalgamation in September 1934 created East Hove Junior Mixed School, which was renamed Goldstone Junior School in 19562. The school moved to Laburnum Avenue in 1974 and the site was cleared, to be replaced by an industrial unit.
      †Brot Farm. 1881.
1Arscott (2002), p103
3Building News, 1881-03-04:252b
Ellen Street, Portslade       †15 was the home of Thomas Huntley Wood from 1939 until his death in 1951. Census1881,Pa1890—
Elm Close, Hove Barrowfield estate. Built on land off Dyke Road surrounding Barrowfield Lodge, a (very) large house now converted to flats, along with Woodlands, The Green and Barrowfield Drive. Ke1934—
Elm Drive, Hove One of several streets named after trees (cf, Acacia, Laburnum, Maple, Rowan). Ke1932—
Elm Farm and Cottages, Patcham
Elm Grove The 18th century road to the race course, previously called Race Hill Road. It follows the line of a Romano-British road from Chichester that continued eastwards across Newmarket Hill (Drove Avenue11) to Ashcombe Bottom near Lewes. It acquired its name in 1852 when elm trees were planted, starting on 17 March, prior to most building development. Renumbered 20 April 18811 and 21 June 1883 (with later amendments)2.
      Arundel Building, Brighton General Hospital. Built for the Board of Guardians of the Parish of Brighton on a seven-acre site and designed by George Maynard, this was the original section of the Brighton Workhouse. Building began in 1865, the clock tower is dated 1866 and work was completed in 1867 at a cost of £31,147. It then had a capacity of 1,142 inmates. In 1881 the guardians asked Maynard to design an infirmary for 350 patients and vagrant wards for 100 males and 40 females8. The sections on the Pankhurst Avenue side were built in 1891. It continued as the workhouse until 1930 and became the Brighton Municipal Hospital in 1935. Grade II listed 9.
      Elm Grove School was designed by Brighton Education Committee's architect, Thomas Simpson. The tender for construction was won by local builders J Barnes & Son, who bid £3,186, plus an extra £220 for tile dadoes6.
      St Joseph Catholic Church, originally opened on 13 May 1869, was re-designed in 1880 by the brother of the rector, W Kedo Broder, who died in 1881 while work was in progress. A new high altar of white marble, designed and erected by Mr Herbet of Liverpool at a cost of £800, was consecrated in March 18817. A reduced design was produced by J S Hansom in 1886 but lack of funds prevented its completion. It was completed with a west front by F A Walters in 19015 and reopened . Grade II* listed3.
      St Wilfrid's [Church] replaced a tin church built on former allotments at the site, which had opened on 25 August 1901. The new red-brick church was designed by H S Goodhart-Rendel. The foundation stone was laid on 3 December 1932 and the church came into use on 25 November 1933, the work finally being completed the following year. A mural painted in 1940 by Hans Nathan Felsbusch in the north chapel was retained when the church closed for conversion into sheltered housing. Grade II listed4.
      220 Racehorse Inn was designed by Samuel Denman10 with two cottages for Vallance & Catt in 1882. Now derelict since c2010.
      291 was The Downs Café from 1933 until at least 1973. It then became a PH called The Winner and in 2011 was renamed Fox on the Downs.
1ESRO DB/D/27/222
2ESRO DB/D/27/216
3HE 1380498
4HE 1380499
5The Building News, 1901-04-05:492
6The Builder, 1906-02-24:213
7The Building News, 1881-03-25:347c
8The Building News, 1881-04-01:360c
9HE 1380497
10ESRO DB/D/7/2135
11>Eliot Curwen and Eliot Cecil Curwen: 'Sussex lynchets and their associated field-ways' in Sussex Archaeological Collections Vol 64. Cambridge: W Heffer & Sons, 1923
Elm Grove EstateE Comprises Arnold Street, Baxter Street, Beaufort Terrace, Bentham Road, Carlyle Street, Cromwell Street, Elm Grove, Islingword Place, Luther Street, Queens Park Road, Whichelo Place.
Elm Road, Portslade Pa1890—
Elm Tree Cottages At 36 North Street. Cul-de-sac of small houses.
      A German Club was here in the 1884
Fo1848–To1907; Census1861
Elmore Road Built as part of the Tarnerland council estate 1931 on vacant land between Sussex Street and Richmond Street. Ke1933—
Elms Lea Avenue Elms Lea was a large villa on the site. Ke1937—
Elrington Road, Hove Stanford Estate.
      The Elrington family owned extensive estates in the south of England. The lesseeship of Preston Manor passed through marriage from them to the Shirley family.
      Layout plan: November 19251.
1ESRO DO/C/8/835
Elsted Crescent, Hollingbury Elsted is a village near Chichester in West Sussex. Numbered 22 February 19621 (but already numbered in Ke1951). Ke1951—
1ESRO DB/D/27/403
Elvin Crescent, Rottingdean ean Beechlands estate. Off Eley Drive. Ke1966—
English Close, Hove Cul-de-sac off Old Shoreham Road. Industrial estate. Ke1966—
Eridge Road, Hove Named after Eridge Castle, the family seat of local landowners the Nevills (Marquesses of Abergavenny), near Tunbridge Wells. Ke1936—
Erroll Road, Hove Pi1912—
Eskbank Avenue, Patcham Ke1936—
Esplanade, The, Kemp Town

¶ Kemp Town conservation area.
Originally providing access to the Chain Pier. Place for promenading (from Spanish esplanada, made level.) Esplanade Cottages1, the Old Reading Room2, The Temple3 and the tunnel entrance with its embankments4, designed by H E Kendall Jr c1835, are all Grade II listed.
• See also Duke's Mound, Madeira Drive.
1HE 1380994
2HE 1380995
3HE 1380996
4HE 1380997
Essex Buildings Census1861
Essex Cottages At 45 Essex Street. Small houses. Ta1854–Pi1919
Essex Place From 18 Upper Bedford Street to 41 Lavender Street. Shops, pub and small houses. Census1841; Ta1854—
Essex Street A house and other land forming yards and gardens here were put up for auction in 1833 in connection with bankruptcy proceedings against Villeroy Russell (see Portland Place and Lavender Street). Renumbered 15 March 19551.
      †43 was All Souls' Library and Lecture Room, endowed 1856 by Countess de Noailles, accommodating 500-600 people. Next door was All Souls' Voluntary Primary School, built by the Ragged Schools Union c1853 (later JMI).
1ESRO DB/D/27/356
Ethel Street, Hove Stanford estate, the street named after Ethel Stanford. Pa1880—
Evelyn Place From and including no 13 Clifton Road to All Saints' Church. Fo1852–Fo1861
Evelyn Terrace 'Houses building' in Pa1880. Part renamed from Queen's Park East Drive 12 December 19501. Pa1880—
1ESRO DB/D/27/293
Everton Place At 14 Western Street. Cul-de-sac. Number of properties in 1822: 9. Ba1822—
Ewart Street Ewart StreetNamed in honour of Sir Joseph Ewart, who was a mayor of Brighton at the time of building. Numbered 4 August 18932.
      Seen in the film Lady Godiva Rides Again in 1951 [right].
1ESRO DB/D/27/235
Ewhurst Road To1903—
Exceat Close, Whitehawk Exceat [pron ex-seat] is a village in the Cuckmere Valley near the Seven Sisters. Cul-de-sac. Numbered September 19841. 1ESRO DB/D/27/445
Exeter Street Three properties listed and 'other houses building' in Pa1883. One of a cluster of streets named after English towns (Buxton, Coventry, Lancaster, Stafford) at the north-east end of Old Shoreham Road. Goldsmid land. The body of a Saxon woman dating from c.800 AD was found under a house in 2000. A number of Saxon graves have been found in the area.
      16 Exeter Street Hall was built in 1884 as St Luke's Prestonville Parochial Hall and Sunday Schools at a cost of £1,799 to serve the church in Old Shoreham Road. During constuction two male Saxon graves were discovered.

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