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Mackie Avenue, Patcham Part of the Ladies Mile Estate, named by developer George Ferguson after a Scottish lowland clan. Named 27 April 1933 and supplementary numbering 16 August 19571.
      Patcham Clock Tower was built to promote the building development.
McWilliam Road, Wick Estate, Woodingdean Numbered 29 April 19481. Ke1947—
Madehurst Close (pron. Maddurst). Post war council development named after Sussex village.
Madeira Drive

¶ East Cliff conservation area.
¶ Kemp Town conservation area.
Formerly known as Madeira Road. The sea wall was constructed 1830-1838. The road was laid out in the early 1870s. Sixteen lampposts east from Volks Railway station, erected c1893, and five more at the west end of the road are Grade II listed1, as are two K6 telephone kiosks to the east of the Palace Pier2. This is the goal of the London to Brighton Veteran Car Rally, run in November every year since 1896. The Brighton Speed Trials began here in 1905; on the initiative of Harry Preston, the borough council agreed to tarmac the road for Brighton's first Motor Race Week on 19-22 July that year, in which Charles Rolls was one of the competitors.
      Aquarium was designed by Eugenius Birch and built in 1869-1872, with extensions in 1874-1876, the roof being extended to create a roller skating rink. The conservatory was used for concerts and regular theatre performances. For financial reasons, it was sold to Brighton Corporation in 1901. In 1917 the Winter Garden became the Aquarium Kinema for a short time. The exterior was rebuilt in 1927-1929 by David Edwards, the Brighton borough engineer. Two octagonal kiosks at the original entrance were moved at this time across to the entrance to the Palace Pier. The Aquarium, now the Sealife Centre, is Grade II listed3.
      Banjo Groyne, opposite Paston Place, is Grade II listed4, as is the groyne to the west of the Palace Pier5.
      The Colonnade beneath Max Miller Walk is Grade II listed6.
      †The Royal Suspension Chain Pier was a project undertaken by Captain Samuel Brown, built from October 1822 and opened on 25 November 1823 at a cost of £30,000. It extended 1,154 ft and was 13 ft wide and served as the embarkation point for cross-channel ferries. It was painted by John Constable soon after its opening. The toll-house was destroyed in a storm on 24 November 1824 and the pier itself was damaged in storms of 1833 and 1836 but repaired on both occasions. It was closed as unsafe on 9 October 1896 and destroyed completely in a storm on 4 December 1896. Pillars from the pier were used to support the verandah at Triangle Park Farm, Plumpton, owned by Mrs N Tamplin.7 A plaque on Max Miller Walk commemorates the pier.
      Madeira Lift up to Marine Parade and the shelter were opened on 24 May 1890. The lift closed in 2007 for a £250,000 renovation and re-opened in April 2009. The lift, Madeira Terrace, Madeira Walk and related buildings are Grade II* listed 12.
      Brighton Marine Palace and Pier was proposed for construction opposite New Steine by Edward Wilson on 20 November 1886 [the same date as a plan for a Brighton Central Pier—see King's Road] to replace the existing Chain Pier with a reconstructed sea-wall by the entrance8. Another similar plan was submitted by Wilson on 30 November 18879 before submitting a first plan for the following in April 188810.
      Palace Pier was designed by R St George Moore and begun in 1891. A funding crisis caused a halt in construction, which was completed by Sir John Howard in 1901, with additions in 1906, 1910-11 and 1930 and further post-war restoration and alteration. The pier opened in May 1899. It is 1,650 feet long. The initials BMPP seen on kiosks stand for Brighton Marine Palace and Pier. The octagonal kiosks were moved from outside the Aquarium in 1927. The clock tower by W G Beaumont & Co and the current entrance was opened on 27 June 1930 by Horace W Aldrich, the mayor of Brighton; it replaced the three ironwork arches of the original entrance. It is Grade II* listed11.
      Volk's Railway opened in 1883 and now runs from the Aquarium to Black Rock.
      Arch 285 is the engineering works for Volk's Railway.
Ke1920— (with this name)
1HE 1381697, 1381694
2HE 1392289
3HE 1381698
4HE 1381693
5HE 1381695
6HE 1381699
7Sussex Express, 14 September 1923: 2f
10ESRO QDP/514
11HE 1381700

12HE 1381696
Madeira Place

¶ East Cliff conservation area.
Known as German Place until 1914. Numbering is sequential from the south-west corner.
      10 and its attached railings is Grade II listed1.
      18 has mathematical tiles; with its attached railings it is Grade II listed2.
See also 18 Marine Parade).
      22 includes an archway leading to a private car park formerly known as Age Mews.
Pi1915— (with this name)
1HE 1381701
2HE 1381702
Madeira Road Former name of Madeira Drive. Pa1884–Pi1929
Madeira Terrace The name of Max Miller Walk from 1890 to 2009 (??). Pa1884
Mafeking Road Commemorates a siege in 1899 1900 during the Boer War (cf, Kimberley Road, Ladysmith Road). 'In formation' (1906); first houses listed 1912. To1903—
Mainstone Road, Hove Portland estate. The only resident listed in 1905: Frank Mainstone. Pi1905—
Major Close, Hollingdean Ke1954—
Maldon Road G W Ashdown applied for planning approval from Brighton Borough Council for stables, to be designed/built by Loader & Long, on 16 June 18981. First planning application for a house, to be designed/built by Loader & Long, on 5 August 18982. House building mainly 1902-1906 (50 houses), others 1902 (2) and 1931 (2)3. Renumbered 20 July 19054. Pa1895—
1ESRO DB/D/7/4747
2ESRO DB/D/7/4764
4ESRO DB/D/27/125
Mallory Road, Hove Pi1926—
Malthouse Lane Commemorates the Phoenix Brewery which was on the site. (See also Tamplin Terrace.) It was built in the early 2000s.
Malvern Street, Hove Pa1874—
Manchester Row Fo1859–Ke1947
Manchester Street

¶ East Cliff conservation area.
Built progressively from the 1780s; six houses in 1795.
      2. Eleanor Marx, daughter of Karl Marx, lodged here in 1873 when supporting herself as a teacher at a school run by the Misses Hall in Sussex Square.
      7-9 Star Inn is Grade II listed1.
      10 is late 18th century and faced with black mathematical tiles. Grade II listed2.
      14,15,16 built 1810-1824 as Kentfield Billiard Rooms, one of four such establishments in Brighton in 1824. From 1920 to 1927 it was the Brighton Boys Club, now Latest Music Bar. Grade II listed3.
      19-20 were formerly part of the Arlington Hotel (see 8-9 Marine Parade).
1HE 1381703
2HE 1381704
3HE 1381705
Manor Close, Whitehawk Cul-de-sac off Manor Way. Ke1937—
Manor Crescent, Whitehawk Ke1937—
Manor Farm Estate The farm was owned by the Hallett family. The land was acquired in 1934 from the Marquess of Bristol by the Brighton Corporation on which 436 houses were built in 1935-1936 to accommodate families from slum clearance in the town centre.
Manor Gardens, Whitehawk Extension named 23 December 1969 and supplementary numbering1. Ke1956—
1ESRO DB/D/27/56
Manor Green, Whitehawk Numbered 10 January 1939. Ke1947—
1ESRO DB/D/27/283
Manor Hill, Whitehawk Ke1937—
Manor Paddock, Whitehawk Cul-de-sac off Manor Road. No properties listed in Ke1956. Ke1956—
Manor Place, Whitehawk Cul-de-sac off Manor Way. Numbering confirmed 11 June 19801.
      Robert House see Whitehawk Road.
1ESRO DB/D/27/445
Manor Place, Whitehawk Cul-de-sac off Manor Way. Numbering confirmed 11 June 19801.
      Robert House see Whitehawk Road.
1ESRO DB/D/27/445
Manor Road, Kemp Town Manor Farm and Manor House were where The Green is now.
      †Manor Farm Cottages were here until the Second World War.
      †St Benedict, Convent of Our Lady of Grace and Compassion was mostly demolished and replaced by The Lees gated housing development in 2015.
Manor Road, Portslade

¶ Portslade conservation area (Portslade Manor, Manor Cottage, St Nicolas Church and Vicarage, sheds and out buildings south side).
      Remains of medieval manor house about 150m west of St Mary's Convent date from the 12th century, modified in the 16th century but later falling into decay and being used as a rubbish tip. Materials from the house were used in adjacent building. Now overgrown, this is a scheduled Ancient Monument5 and Grade II* listed1.
      St Mary's Convent, originally medieval, is Grade II listed2 with the south and west boundary walls3 and the ruin with grotto adjoining the west front4.
1HE 1208924
2HE 1298643
3HE 1187577
4HE 1187576
5HE 1002272
Manor Way, Whitehawk Numbering and renumbering 23 December 19691, further renumbering and confirmation of existing numbering 11 June 19802.
      Robert House North comprises six one- and two-bedroom flats, opened December 2016.
1ESRO DB/D/27/56
2ESRO DB/D/27/445
Mansfield Road, Hove Portland estate. 'No houses' in Pi1927. Mansfield Woodhouse is a manor in Nottinghamshire, part of the estates of the Dukes of Portland. Pi1927—
Manton Road, Bevendean Named 14 December 19331. Ke1932—
1ESRO DB/D/27/21
Maple Close, Woodingdean Numbered 5 September 19571. Ke1966—
1ESRO DB/D/27/351
Maple Gardens, Hove One of a group of adjacent roads with apparently random tree names (Acacia, Elm, Laburnum, Rowan). Ke1933—
Maresfield Road, Kemp Town Part of Manor Farm development.
      119 is where seven-year-old Maria Colwell was beaten to death by stepfather William Kepple on 6-7 January 1973, the murder leading to the first ever public inquiry into child battering, held at Crown Street, which in turn eventually prompted the passing of the Children Act 1975 after a 'Maria Day' rally in Trafalgar Square, London on 2 November 1974.
Margaret Street

¶ East Cliff conservation area.
Built after 1776; 12 houses built by 1795.
      7 was the home of John William Holloway, perpetrator of the first Brighton trunk murder in 1831 (see North Steine Row) and his bigamous wife Ann, who helped him dispose of the body. The severed head and limbs were deposited in the lavatory at this house.
Margery Road, Hove No properties listed before 1927. Pi1909—
Margo's Mews, Rottingdean

¶ Rottingdean conservation area.
aka Bunkers Row.  
Marina Way Approach road/entrance to the Marina, built mainly on the site of Rifle Butt Road.  
Marine Avenue, Hove Pi1909—
Marine Close, Saltdean Numbered 5 September 19571. Ke1966—
1ESRO DB/D/27/347
Marine Drive Replaced the old road to Rottingdean, the Newhaven Turnpike, for which a tollhouse was positioned at Roedean, but which has closed in 1897 because of coastal erosion. The wide new road was built between Black Rock and Rottingdean at a cost of £105,000 and opened on 22 July 1932 by the Minister of Transport, P J Pybus. Named 23 February 19331.
      St Dunstan's Rehabilitation Centre and Hospital for the Blind was built at Ovingdean Gap in October 1938. During the Second World War it was requisitioned by HMS Vernon at nearby Roedean School.
      Marine Gate is a block of 105 flats developed by Maurice Bloom at the architectural practice of Wimperis, Simpson & Guthrie and built in 1937-1939.
1ESRO DB/D/27/31
Marine Drive, Rottingdean The concrete blocks that supported the rails for Magnus Volk's See-going Railway (nicknamed Daddy Long-Legs) can be seen along the shore below the cliffs. Numbered from Nevill Road to Cranleigh Avenue 3 December 19531.
      White Horse Hotel was built in the 1930s on the site of an 18th century (or earlier) inn called the King of Prussia.
      6 was the Brighton home around 1905 of journalist and politician T P (Thomas Power) O'Connor MP. He moved here from 64 Lansdowne Place, Hove.
      17, Poet's House was the residence of poet Sir William Watson. Plaque.
1ESRO DB/D/27/318
Marine Gardens

¶ East Cliff conservation area.
Effectively 'back Charlotte Street' as it was originally the service street, previously known as Union Street. Renumbered 5 January 19611.
      14 was the first home in Brighton of the actress Dame Flora Robson (1902-1984). Cinema 100 plaque.
1ESRO DB/D/27/384
Marine Mews See Marine Terrace Mews.
Marine Parade

¶ Valley Gardens conservation area (1,2).
¶ East Cliff conservation area. (North side: 3-165 inclusive, south side: Sea Life Centre, Madeira Lift, shelters)
(A259) The sea wall was built 1830-1838, making it possible to construct a promenade, actually started in 1827, from Old Steine to the town's eastern boundary. Officially the road was renamed Marine Parade King's Cliff in 1908 after Edward VII's convalescence at 1 Lewes Crescent. The railings along the entire length (probably dated 1880 but indistinct)1 are Grade II listed2.       7 was designed by Amon Wilds and C A Busby. the only property listed in Co1799, then the Marine Library.
Here is Manchester Street
      8 was part of the Arlington Hotel (later The Hungry Years, currently the Charles Street Tap) .
      9 was once the Marine Library and became part of the Arlington Hotel (later The Hungry Years, currently the Charles Street Bar and Envy Club). It was sold in January 1897 for £1,800342.
Here is Charles Street
      12 was designed by Amon Wilds and C A Busby c1825, with an additional top storey. Converted 1985.
Here is Broad Street
      13-14 The Marine Hotel/House is Grade II listed4.
      17 and its railings are Grade II listed5.
Here is Madeira Place
      18, probably designed by Amon Wilds and C A Busbyy, was renamed Olivier House in honour of the actor who lived at Royal Crescent. Grade II listed with part of 20 Madeira Place6.
      26 has a balcony by Amon Wilds and C A Busby.
Here is Camelford Street
Here is Margaret Street
      37 was designed by Amon Wilds and C A Busby c1825. Grade II listed26.
Here is Wentworth Street
      38 is Grade II listed 27.
      39-40 are Grade II listed 35.
Here is New Steine
      41-45 were designed by Amon Wilds and C A Busby. Grade II listed37.
Here is Rock Place
      46,47 are Grade II listed 30.
      48 Chain Pier House was the home of Captain Samuel Brown. Brighton Corporation plaque reads: 'Sir Samuel Brown, Designer of Chain Pier, England's First Pleasure Pier, Live Here 1823'. Grade II listed31.
      50-51 and their attached railings were designed by Amon Wilds and C A Busby. Grade II listed 35
Here is Lower Rock Gardens
      52-53 are Grade II listed7.
      54-55 were designed by Amon Wilds and C A Busby, with an additional ground-floor projection. Grade II listed44.
      53 was the home of Captain Henry Hill from 1865 until his death.
Here is Atlingworth Street
      57 was the location of the first photographic portrait studio in Brighton, opened there in November 1841 by William Constable with the name The Photographic Institution of Brighton. With an exclusive licence to the daguerreotype process, Constable charged one guinea (£1.05) for a portrait in a morocco leather folder.
      58 is Grade II listed8.
Here is Grafton Street
      62 is Grade II listed47.
      63 is Grade II listed9.
      64 was probably designed by Amon Wilds and C A Busby. Grade II listed34.
Here is Wyndham Street
      68-69 and 73-74, the latter probably designed by Amon Wilds and C A Busby, form a group with Royal Crescent. All Grade II listed10.
Here is Charlotte Street
      70-72 are early 19th century; 70 was remodelled 1880 by George Lynn & Sons for architect Colonel Robert Edis, and 71-72 remodelled c1885. Now the Lanes Hotel. It is where Ivor Novello worked on his musical The Dancing Years in 1939. Grade II listed48.
      71 was the residence of comedian Tommy Trinder.
      73-74 were designed by Amon Wilds and C A Busby. Grade II listed36.
      75 is Grade II listed20.
Here is Marine Gardens
      76 was possibly designed by Charles Barry c1840. Grade II listed19
      76A is Grade II listed39
      77 is Grade II listed29.
      78 was designed by Amon Wilds and C A Busby c1825. Grade II listed21.
Here is Bedford Street
Terence Rattigan and Cecil D'Oyly-John       79, built for the Duke of Bedford in the 1820s and known as Bedford House, was subsequently the home of painter Cecil D'Oyly John, who reconverted it to a single house from four flats in 1959, and then of Sir Terence Rattigan from 1961 to 1965, who sold the house in 1967 and is commemorated by a Regency Society blue plaque. Grade II listed25. A description of the renovation of the house is online49.
Image: Terence Ratigan and Cecil D'Oyly-John (Source: The Terence Ratigan Society). Click on picture to enlarge on new page.
      80-83, except for the balconies, were designed by Amon Wilds and C A Busby. Grade II listed41.
      84-89 are Grade II listed45.
Here is Royal Crescent
      90 was used as a torpedo training base for WRNS during the Second World War. Post-war it was the Ministry of Health (Polish Services) Rehabilitation Centre.
      100-101, formerly the Royal Crescent Hotel, bears a plaque to mark the site of the residence of George Canning, prime minister in 1827. Grade II listed11.
Here is Burlington Street
      102-104 were probably designed by Amon Wilds and C A Busby, with later balconies. Grade II listed12.
      103 was the home of Alderman Sir Herbert Carden. Brighton Corporation plaque.
Here is Crescent Place
      111-119, 122-133 and Marine Square form an important group.
      111-112 are Grade II listed33.
      113-114 were probably designed c1825 by Amon Wilds and C A Busby. Grade II listed40.
Here is Bloomsbury Place
      115-119 Clarges Hotel¸ converted from terraced houses, are Grade II listed13.
      122 Rokesley House and 123 Grosvenor House are Grade II listed14.
      124-126, formerly 1-3 Marine Square, were designed by Amon Wilds and C A Busby c1827. Grade II listed15.
      124-133 were designed by Amon Wilds and C A Busby.
Here is Marine Square
      127 Collingwood House, probably designed by Amon Wilds and C A Busby c1826. It was a residence of Lord George Seymour and Lady Isabella Seymour until his death in 1848 and then of Robert Cooper Lee Bevan, whose principal home was at Trent Park in north London (now part of the University of Middlesex), which after his death was sold to Philip Sassoon, son of Sir Edward Sassoon. Grade II listed43.
      128-133A, formerly known as Portland Terrace, probably designed by Amon Wilds and C A Busby c1826. Mansion flats. Grade II listed38.
      128 (High Cliff Lodge) was a home of Richard Bevan, brother of Robert Cooper Lee Bevan (see 127 above).
      129 was the residence of Isabelle Marchioness of Sligo in the 1920s.
Here is Portland Place
      134-136 are Grade II listed.46
      137-139 were probably designed by Amon Wilds and C A Busby. Grade II listed42.
      140 was designed by Amon Wilds and C A Busby c1825. Grade II listed28.
      141-143 Bristol Court is Grade II listed16.
      141 was the home of William Henry Hallett, twice mayor of Brighton.
Here is Seymour Street
      142-143 was the Bristol Hotel and is now Bristol Court apartments but still includes the Bristol Bar. William Henry Hallett the brewer lived here as a young man. Grade II listed32.
Here is Paston Place
      144-153 is Eastern Terrace.
      155-157 and 159-161 are Grade II listed.17
Here is Belgrave Place
      160 was the home of Brighton comedian Max Miller from 1936 to 1946. A plaque was unveiled by Roy Hudd and Michael Aspel for the Max Miller Appreciation Society on 19 November 2006.
      162 is Grade II listed22.
      163-165, built c1840, are Grade II listed18.
      The Madeira Lift. See Madeira Drive.
      two K6 telephone kiosks opposite Bloomsbury Place are Grade II listed3,
      Shelters opposite Lower Rock Gardens, Eaton Place and Marine Square (c1883-87) are Grade II listed23
Here is Eaton Place
      28 lampposts are Grade II listed24.
1The Builder, 23 July 1881
2HE 1384754
3HE 1381753
4HE 1381706
5HE 1381707
6HE 1381708
7HE 1381716
8HE 1381718
9HE 1381720
10HE 1381722, 1381724
11HE 1381755
12HE 1381733
13HE 1381736-38
14HE 1381739
15HE 1381740
16HE 1381746-47
17HE 1381749, 1381748
18HE 1381751
19HE 1381726
20HE 1381725
21HE 1381729
22HE 1381750
23HE 1381756, 1381758, 1381757
24HE 1381759
25HE 1381730
26HE 1381709
27HE 1381710
28HE 1381745
29HE 1381728
30HE 1381713
31HE 1381714
32HE 1381747
33HE 1381734
34HE 1381721
35HE 1381715
36HE 1381724
37HE 1381712
38HE 1381742
39HE 1381727
40HE 1381735
41HE 1381731
42HE 1381744
43HE 1381741
44HE 1381717
45HE 1381732
46HE 1381743
47HE 1381719
48HE 1381723
49The Rattigan Version: The Newsletter of the Terence Rattigan Society, July 2017
Marine Square

¶ East Cliff conservation area.
Probably designed by Amon Wilds and C A Busby. [28 houses.] The gardens were taken over by Brighton Corporation in 1884.
      4-28 are Grade II listed.1
Marine Street Former name of Wyndham Street. Ba1822—
Marine Terrace Mews

¶ East Cliff conservation area.
[10 houses (?)]
See also Marine Mews.
Marine View       †2 was an early beerhouse in 1832-33. Fo1848—
Market Lane East from the rear of the Friend's Meeting House to 38 Market Street. Ke1932–Ke1938
Market Street

¶ Old Town conservation area.
The town's market hall, selling fresh produce, opened here in 1774. Mostly pedestrianised in 1999. See also Brighton Place.
      1 The Market Inn was built as a pair of houses, later converted into an hotel and then, in the 20th century, a pub called the Three Chimneys (the owner was said to have been the Prince Regent's chimney sweep) then renamed the Golden Fleece Hotel. The name changed again to the Market Inn in 1990. Grade II listed1.
      3-4 date from the late 18th century and are faced with mathematical tiles. Grade II listed2.
      11 is late 18th/early 19th century, formerly a house, now a shop. Grade II listed3.
      17, on the corner with Bartholomews, was once the Pechell Arms, named after the Pechell family. It is now an Italian restaurant.
      23 is faced with mathematical tiles and was extensively restored 1992. Grade II listed4.
      24 was damaged by fire 1992. Grade II listed5.
      41-41A, grouped with 24 Prince Albert Street, are Grade II listed6.
      44-46 The Pump House Tavern is Grade II listed7.
      47 was the town lock-up in the second half of the 19th century. Grade II listed8.
      48-48A are Grade II listed listed9.
map c1824
1HE 482125
2HE 482126
3HE 482127
4HE 482128
5HE 482129
6HE 482130
7HE 482131
8HE 482132
9HE 482133
Marlborough Mews Built 1987 off Regent Hill.
Marlborough Place

¶ Valley Gardens conservation area.
The Duke of Marlborough had a house immediately north of the Royal Pavilion, roughly where the north gate (see Church Street) is now situated. 1826.
      14-16 King and Queen pub replaced a farmhouse on the site and was licensed from 1779. It also housed the corn market until 30 September 1868, when the Corn Exchange opened in Church Street. It was the headquarters of the Edlin family's chain of local pubs when under their ownership. The current building is by Clayton & Black and dates from 1931-32. Grade II listed1.
      14 enfranchisement of copyhold of Brighton manor on 13 June 18672.
      15 enfranchisement of copyhold of Brighton manor on 27 October 18683.
      17-18 enfranchisement of copyhold of Brighton manor on 6 February 19074.
      20-22 were built 1933 to a design by John Leopold Denman for the Citizens Permanent Building Society. Grade II listed7.
      26 and attached wall are Grade II listed5.
      31-32 are Grade II listed8.
      33-36 are Grade II listed6.
      Mazda Fountain was donated to the town by British Thomson-Houston in 1930. The controls are housed in a box opposite no 23/24.
Marchant-Sicklemore map 1809
1HE 1381770
2ESRO ACC8745/59/1
3ESRO ACC8745/59/2
4ESRO ACC8745/55
5HE 1384772
6HE 1381774
7HE 1381771
8HE 1381773
Marlborough Row Terrace, built c1774, from the south-east end of Church Street into what is now the Pavilion Gardens, of which only Northgate House remains, the rest being demolished 1820 (nos 1-4) and 1821 (nos 5-7), the last to go being a blacksmith at no 9. Co1799
Marlborough Street

¶ Clifton Hill conservation area (10-20, 25-30).
Mostly built 1820s.
      18-19 was a builder's yard, then a motor engineering and/or car hire firm between the world wars (hence two double doors). From the end of 1930s until at least the mid 1970s it housed a wholesale gown/blouse manufacturer1, which may explain the distinctive windows.
1Kelly, passim
Marlow Road, Black Rock Numbered 8 December 19321. No properties listed in Ke1933. Ke1933—
1ESRO DB/D/27/35
Marmion Road, Hove Duke of Portland land on the Aldrington Estate.
Laid out 1897 by Robert Reid with Shelley Road and Tamworth Road.1. Made up 1904 by G Burstow & Sons2.
      Stoneham Park is on land presented to the Borough of Hove by the Duke of Portland and opened on 11 October 1913 by the mayor of Hove, Ald Barnett Marks. Plaque by entrance.
      Hove Drill Hall was built c1909.
1ESRO DO/C/6/1568
2ESRO DO/C/6/2503, 2503
Marshall Way, Hove Created to provide access from Nevill Avenue to the Polyclinic and Martlets Hospice, which opened in 1997.
Marshall's Row Leading to Brighton Open Market. PO1845—
Martha Gunn Road, Bevendean Built 2005 (?) on the site of the former Bevendean Hospital. Martha Gunn, most famous of the 'dippers'.
Martins Gardens 1826
Martin Road, Hove. Ke1933—
Martyn's Close, Ovingdean Late 20th century housing, part of the Wanderdown development.
Matlock Road, Preston Naylor applied for Brighton Borough Council approval to build two houses on 20 October 18981. Pi1896—
1ESRO DB/D/7/4824
Max Miller Walk The promenade previously called Madeira Terrace, commemorating the comedian, who lived nearby (see 160 Marine Parade). The terrace was built under the terms of the Brighton Improvement Act 1884. It cost £29,000 and was designed by Philip Lockwood, the borough surveyor, and opened in two stages: east of Royal Crescent in 1890 and to the west in 1897. It is 25 feet wide and runs for 945 yards. A plaque beside the Madeira Lift (see Madeira Drive) commemorates the construction of the sea wall from Old Steine to Kemp Town by William Lambert in 1830-1838. Opposite the location of the Chain Pier (see Madeira Drive), another plaque commemorating the pier was unveiled on 5 September 2010 by Geoffrey Wells, the mayor of Brighton & Hove, a replica made by Rick Cousins at Cipher Solutions, Crowhurst of a lost original.
May Road Soem of the earliest Brighton council housing.Named after borough engineer and surveyor FJC May. Renumbered 26 March 19311. To1906—
1ESRO DB/D/27/162
Maycroft Villas Formerly towards the north-east end of Upper Drive.
Mayfield Close Renumbered 1 May 19471. Ke1938—
1ESRO DB/D/27/272
Mayfield Crescent, Patcham Numbered 30 July 19361. Ke1937—
1ESRO DB/D/27/9
Mayflower Square Housing development above London Road car park.  
Mayo Road, Round Hill

¶ Round Hill conservation area.
Numbered 20 April 18811. Pa1881—
1ESRO DB/D/27/179
May's Buildings and Mews Formerly part of 83 King's Road1. [1826] Census1841-1881
1ESRO HOW/104/2
May's Court Aka Smart['s] Court. [1826] Census1861
May's Mews See May's Buildings and Mews.
Maytree Walk, Hangleton  
Meadow Close, Hove Cul-de-sac off Tongdean Road. Ke1938—
Meadow Close, Portslade Cul-de-sac off Easthill Drive with pedestrian access from Foredown Road. Bungalows around a grassed square. Ke1951—
Meadow Close, Rottingdean Beechlands estate. Circuitous housing development off Falmer Road. Numbered 27 July 19541. Part of Court Ord Road renumbered as Meadow Close 23 April 19711. Ke1956—
1ESRO DB/D/27/353
Meadow Parade, Rottingdean Small parade of shops set back from Falmer Road at the entrance to Meadow Close. Numbered June 19581. 1DB/D/27/353
Meadow View, Bevendean
Meads Avenue, Hangleton Bungalows. Ke1966—
Meads Close, Hangleton Cul-de-sac off Meads Avenue. Bungalows. Ke1966—
Meadway Crescent, Hove Ke1947—
Medina Esplanade Renamed King's Esplanade c1910. Pi1897–Pi1910
Medina Mews, Hove From Hove Place to 17 Osborne Villas. Pa1880–Pi1921
Medina Parade, Hove West from the southern end of Medina Terrace.
      †Hove Baths and Laundry Co. The laundry department was in Sussex Road.
Medina Place, Hove

¶ Cliftonville conservation area.
Medina Terrace, Hove

¶ Cliftonville conservation area.
Part of Kingsway, from 1 Victoria Terrace to the sea. 'Houses unfinished' in Pa1873.
      2-8, built c1875, are Grade II listed1.
      2 deed dated September 1872 between W J Williams and Jabez Reynolds2.
      †8 was occupied by Mrs O'Shea 1883-89. The fire escape featured in divorce proceedings brought by her husband against Charles Stewart Parnell in 18903. The site is now occupied by Parnell Court flats. Plaque. Parnell and Mrs O'Shea moved to Walsingham Terrace.
1HE 1298644
2ESRO amsgg/AMS6621/3/36
3Judy Middleton: A History of Hove
Medina Villas, Hove

¶ Cliftonville conservation area.
One of four streets with names from the Isle of Wight, newly favoured by Queen Victoria (see also Albany Villas, Osborne Villas and Ventnor Villas).
      5 was the home from the 1850s (?) of Commander Charles Codrington Forsyth.
      42-43 are semi-detached villas, probably designed by F D Bannister c1852 in Jacobethan style. Grade II listed. Bannister, who designed much of northern Cliftonville, lived at 42.
Medmerry Hill, North Moulsecoomb Terraces of four two-storey houses. Ke1933—
Meeting House Lane

¶ Old Town conservation area.
Late 18th/early 19th century. The Meeting House (now Elim Tabernacle—see Union Street) was built 1698 (enlarged 1820, partly rebuilt 1829) for a congregation formed in 1688 after the Act of Toleration. At the North Street end was a low wall ('rossel' wall) acting as a stile. The lane was also known as Poplar Row/Place. Proposed numbering c18901.
      1-3, 6-8, 9-12 are Grade II listed2.
      4-5 Bath Arms PH is Grade II listed3.
      22-26 are Grade II listed4.
      27-28, 29-30, 31-31A are Grade II listed5.
      32 is an 18th century brick house witha 20th century shop front. Grade II listed6.
      36-38, 39-40 are Grade II listed7.
      41 is Grade II listed8.
      43, 44, 45-48 is Grade II listed9.
      49, 50, 50A are Grade II listed10.
      51-53 are Grade II listed11.
1ESRO DB/D/27/266
2HE 1381775, 1381776, 1381777
3HE 1381039
4HE 1381778
5HE 1381779, 1381780, 1381781
6HE 1381782
7HE 1381783, 1381784
8HE 1381785
9HE 1381786, 1381787, 1381788
10HE 1381789
11HE 1381790
Melbourne Street Formerly called California Cottages. William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne, was British prime minister 1834 and 1835-1841.
      28 was a childhood home of the writer A E Coppard.
Melrose Avenue, Portslade Ke1949—
Melrose Close, Hollingdean Cul-de-sac off Mountfields. Ke1954—
Melville Road, Hove No properties listed in To1899.
Elliott applied for Brighton Borough Council approval for four houses, to be designed by Loader & Long, on 6 October 18981 and one more on 5 January 18992. Winn applied for approval for 10 houses on 6 October 18983 and submitted an amended plan for 10 houses, to be designed/built by Burstow, on 17 November 18984.
      7 'Rosedene' was the home of film pioneer George Albert Smith from before the First World War until the late 1930s/early 1940s; his wife, Laura Bayley, died when they were at this address.
Merevale, Hollingdean Cul-de-sac off Stephens Road. Ke1956—
Merlin Close, Hove Cul-de-sac of neo-Georgian terraces off Upper Drive. Ke1968—
Merston Close, Woodingdean No properties listed in Ke1954. Numbered 1 March 19561 and 6 September 19562. 1Brighton Ratebook 1926
ESRO DB/D/27/336
Meyners Close, Hangleton Cul-de-sac off Warenne Road. Ke1966—
Middle Lane, Preston Renamed Middle Road [qv] 1889.
      Police station.
Middle Road, Preston

¶ Preston Village conservation area.
Renamed and renumbered 21 November 18891.
      18 was the police and fire station until 1928. Now flats.
1ESRO DB/D/27/224
Middle Street, Brighton

¶ Old Town conservation area.
One of the original streets of the old town; 67 houses by 1776, another 13 added by 1795. Elementary school built 1807 08, extended 1875, which required the demolition of several cottages in Boyce's Street and replaced by a new primary school early 1980s. Renumbered 15 June 18811.
      1 was the Ship in Distress inn, built in the 1790s. It was rebuilt in 1822 when King's Road was developed, and renamed the Sea House Hotel. William IV visited Viscountess Bronte, the widow of Admiral Nelson, when she was staying here in September 1830. It was again rebuilt without the hotel in the 1870s and closed in the early 1980s. It was bought by the University of Sussex and a new pub was included in the scheme as part of the site with 51-53 King's Road.
      4 was built on the site of Tugwell's Court11.
      15 was the address of the High Constable in 17992.
      19 is Grade II listed3.
      20 may have included a workshop used briefly around 1905 William Friese-Greene, commemorated in the misleading text on a Brighton County Borough plaque to a design by Eric Gill. It included the laboratory of colour photography pioneers Captain W Lascelles Davidson and Dr Benjamin Jumeaux c1904-07. Grade II listed4.
      52-58 Hippodrome opened 1897 as a skating rink and converted into a circus in 1901 by Frank Matcham and in 1902 by Bertie Crewe into a variey theatre for Tom Barrasford. Soon after Barrasford's death at Hippodrome House on 1 February 1910—said to have been one of the largest funerals Brighton has ever seen—the theatre was taken over as part of the circuit run by Walter de Frece. The Beatles appeared here on 2 June 1963 supporting Roy Orbison and again at the top of the bill on 12 July and 25 October 1964. The theatre closed in November 1964 and became the Mecca Bingo Club in 1967, which closed on 8 August 2006. Grade II* listed5.
      60 is Grade II listed6.
      62 (old numbering) was a racket court in 1874.
      66, Middle Street Synagogue (previously 62) was designed by Thomas Lainson and built by Cheesman in 1874 for the Brighton Hebrew Congregation, which bought (then) 58-61 Middle Street (previously 59, 60, 61) from Richard Mallam Webb on 8 May 1874, copyhold of the manor of Atlingworth7. Electric lighting was installed in 1892—probably the first British synagogue thus equipped8. Grade II listed with its gate9. The area behind was known as Garrett's Yard.
      74-76 are Grade II listed10.
      Victory Inn see Duke Street.
1ESRO DB/D/27/190
3HE 1381791
4HE 1381792
5HE 1381793
6HE 1381794
7ESRO amsh/AMS5610
9HE 1381796
10HE 1381795
Middle Street, Portslade Census1871
Middle Street Cottages At 49 (later 56) Middle Street. Five cottages, demolished 1896 to make way for the Real Ice Skating Rink (later Hippodrome) at 54 Middle Street. Fo1864–Pi1896
Middle Street Gap       Sea House Tap. 1851. Census1851
Middle Street Lane The name in the late 18th century for both Ship Street Gardens and/or South Street. map
Middleton Avenue, Hove Pi1929—
Middleton Rise, Coldean Ke1949—
Midhurst Rise, Hollingbury One of several streets off Carden Avenue with local Sussex place names. Midhurst is a market town near Chichester. The roadway is constructed of concrete slabs laid by German prisoners-of-war. Ke1949—
Midhurst Walk, Hangleton One of a group of adjoining roads named after Sussex towns and villages. No properties listed in Ke1949. Ke1949—
Midway Road, Wick Estate, Woodingdean Numbered 29 April 19481. Ke1947—
1ESRO DB/D/27/283
Mighell Street

¶ Carlton Hill conservation area (33, 34/35).
(prom Myall.) Formerly known as Richmond Road. Philip Mighell was a local landowner at the end of the 18th century. Mostly demolished to make way for Amex House in Edward Street, the European headquarters of American Express.
      34-35, a brick and flint former farmhouse divided into two houses. Grade II listed1.
      †Strict Baptist Chapel built here in 1878 was known as Mighell Street Hall. In 1921, the Virgo family, who were spiritualists, sold it to became a church of that denomination (see Edward Street). It was compulsorily purchased and demolished in 1961.
1HE 1381797
Milcote Avenue, Hove Ke1931—
Mile End Cottages, Patcham In Ladies Mile Road. Replaced by Ladies Mile Court? Ke1934–Ke1958
Mile Oak, Portslade An oak tree outside a pub was said to be one mile from the centre of Portslade village.
Mile Oak Cottages, Portslade Census1871; Pa1892–To1898
Mile Oak Gardens, Portslade Ke1947—
Mile Oak Road, Portslade Ke1947—
Mill Close, Portslade Cul-de-sac off Mill Lane.  
Mill Cottages, Patcham At the northern end of Overhill Drive. Ke1937–Ke1958
Mill Cottages, Portslade At East Hill.. Pa1892–To1902
Mill Cottages, Rottingdean Pa1892
Mill Houses, Patcham Same as Mill Cottages [qv].
Mill Lane, Portslade Pa1892—
Mill Path, Patcham Renamed as Highview 27 February 19361. 1ESRO DB/D/27/4
Mill Place, Former name of Vine Place. One listing (no 1&2) and 'other houses now building' in Pa1869. Fo1848–
Mill Place (East), Kemp Town Intersects at the end of St George's Road and leads to the Eastern Road. Former name of Sudeley Place. One listing (no 1&2) and 'other houses now building' in Pa1867-1869. PO1845–Pa1869
Mill Rise, Westdene Leads up to Patcham windmill. Named 5 April 19381. Numbering and supplementary numbering 7 July 1960, 23 March and 5 October 19612. No properties listed in Ke1956.
      Loyal Parade named 25 April 19632.
1ESRO DB/D/27/40
2ESRO DB/D/27/375
Mill Road, Patcham Named thus 24 October 19351 but already listed with that name in Ke1934.
      Patcham Windmill (aka Waterhall Mill) was built February 1884-February 1885 for the Harris family by a local builder called Hubbard with machinery from J W Holloway & Son of Shoreham. It was converted for residential use in the 1960s2. Grade II listed3.
1ESRO DB/D/27/11
2Sussex Mills Group
3HE 1381798
Mill Row is 10-13 West Hill Road.
Millcroft, Westdene Numbered 3 July 19581. Ke1958—
1ESRO DB/D/27/366
Millcross Road, Portslade Ke1949—
Millers Road, Preston A windmill formerly known as West Mill, then Streeter's Mill, was moved to a site at the top of the road from Belle Vue Field (now Regency Square) by 36 yoke of oxen in 1797; it was known in 1866 as Trusler's Mill after its owner James Trusler and was demolished in 1885 but by then had given its name to the road1, which extended south/south-west to Dyke Road until Highcroft Villas was laid out in the early 1880s. Renumbered 4 July 19072 and 19 July 19383.
Preston Grammar School       37 [right] was designed by Arthur Packham for Tamplins brewery in 1899 as the Mavis Bank Hotel. It was also called the Woodcroft Hotel before becoming the Preston Grammar School between 1907 and 1913.
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1James Gray Collection
2ESRO DB/D/27/171
3ESRO DB/D/27/43
Millfield Cottages

¶ East Cliff conservation area.
Takes its name from the East Mill (later Taylor's Mill), which stood at the end of Sudeley Place, and comprises 13 cottages on the north side facing the backs of 41-57 St George's Road. PO1845—
Mills Terrace, Hove On the high road to Shoreham [Kingsway], about one-third of a mile west of Adelaide Crescent. Built in 1822 by James Mills, who lived at no 3 in PO1845. Demolished 1899, building plans were never implemented (a miniature gold course was here c1930) until Courtenay Gate was built on the site in 1934. PO1845–Pi1901
Millyard Crescent, Woodingdean Numbered 1 January 19541 and 6 September 19562. Ke1966—
1ESRO DB/D/27/317
2ESRO DB/D/27/339
Milner Flats Built in 1934 on the site of the former Woburn Place between Kingswood Street and Morley Street—an example of hygienic accommodation as part of the national slum clearance programme, named after Alderman Hugh Milner Black (1865-1950). Ke1947—
Milner Road One of several streets named after heroes of the Boer War, this one being the British Commissioner in South Africa, Sir Alfred (later Viscount) Milner (1854 1925). Ironically, the newly elected and more radical House of Commons elected in 1906—the year the street was built—passed a vote of censure on Milner for authorising the flogging of Chinese coolie labourers in South Africa. To1904—
Milnthorpe Road, Hove Portland estate, part of the Glen Estate. 'In formation' in To1907. Milnthorpe in Nottinghamshire is in the Welbeck estate of the Dukes of Portland. To1899—
Milton Place At 32 Upper Russell Street. 'Small tenements'. 1Ba1822–Ke1958
Milton Road Fo1859—
Molesworth Street, Hove To1899—
Monk Close, Coldean Cul-de-sac off Rushlake Road.  
Monmouth Street, Cliftonville, Hove St Andrew's Church of England Primary School in Belfast Street now stands on the site. Pa1875—
Montague Place

¶ East Cliff conservation area (16-26).
Now dominated by Warwick Mount and Essex Place tower blocks.
      1, the former Methodist Church, is now owned by Brighton College. Grade II listed1.
      †4. Edwin Place was off here.
      †7. Bedford Buildings was off here.
      25 was designed by Clayton & Black in 1908/09 for Brighton, Hove & Preston United Omnibus Company as a garage and recharging depot for electric buses in 1908 and used as such until 1917. Now a garage. Grade II listed 2.
[1826] PO1845
1HE 1380359
2HE 1423929
Montague Street

¶ East Cliff conservation area (south side).
Montefiore Road, Hove Sir Moses Haim Montefiore (1784-1885) was a leading Jewish financier and philanthropist. His sister Sarah (1789-??) married Moses Asher Goldsmid, brother of Sir Isaac Lyon Goldsmid; his niece Sophia Solomons married Aaron Goldsmid, another niece, Louisa (d 1910), married Sir Anthony de Rothschild (1810-1876) and a third, Mary, married Benjamin Mocatta. He was a cousin of David Mocatta, the architect of Brighton station and Brighton Regency Synagogue.
      36 Montefiore Methodist Church was designed by E J Hamilton. It opened in 1904 and closed in 1950.
      Montefiroe Hospital was built as a furniture repository for the Brighton department store Hanningtons. Designed in 1899 by Clayton & Black for a site not acquired until 1901, it opened in 1904. In 1972 it was converted into offices for Legal & General by Devereux & Partners and in 2012 was reconverted into a private hospital for Spire Healthcare.
Montgomery Street, Hove In the Poet's Corner district, this street is named after the largely forgotten poet Robert Montgomery (1807-1855), who died in Brighton.
      1-31 (odd),10-32 (even) and 40-86 were designed by Thomas Lainsonin 18813.
      16 was the residence of James Bartley, who worked at the Black Rock gasworks. On his 1921 census return he wrote:'Five persons living in one room. Stop talking about your homes for heroes and start building some houses and let them at a rent a working man can afford to pay.'
      33 The Eclipse PH was designed by Samuel Denman in 1886 (the date is on the St Patrick's Road elevation) for Vallance & Catt's West Street Brewery1, with alterations and additions by Denman in 18932. Named after a famous racehorse, depicted in bas relief on one of the two gables, the other showing a horse called Diamond. It became The Poets' Corner c2011 and is now also known as the Poets' Ale and Smokehouse.
      34, 36 were designed by Thomas Lainson in 18894.
      †35 was designed by Thomas Lainson as a Jewish Convalescent Home in 18895.
1ESRO DO/C/6/743
2ESRO DO/C/6/1129
3ESRO DO/C/6/551, DO/C/6/553, DO/C/6/573
4ESRO DO/C/6/886
5ESRO DO/C/6/874
MONTPELIER The name was used in several British towns—Bristol, Cheltenham, Edinburgh, Harrogate and London, for instance—especially in the second quarter of the 19th century to imply salubrious new property development, although such use of the name dates back to at least a century earlier.
Montpelier Crescent

¶ Montpelier and Clifton Hill conservation area.
Partly built by Amon Henry Wilds 1843-47. In the 1850s there were no fewer than 10 schools here.
      †Montpellier Ground. Cricket ground where John Wisden first played was variously known as Lea's Trap, Temple Fields and Lillywhite's, the latter being the name of a prominent Sussex cricketing family.
      1-3, 4-6 were built c1855. Grade II listed1.
      7-31 were built 1843-1847, designed by Amon Henry Wilds. Grade II* listed2.
      17 was a residence of Lt-Gen Sir Noel Birch.
      32-33, 34-38 are Grade II listed3.
1HE 1380360, 1381361
2HE 1380263
3HE 1380363, 1380364
Montpelier Crescent Mews 1851
Montpelier Place

¶ Montpelier and Clifton Hill conservation area.
Built mid 1840s. Renumbered as Upper North Street 27 August 19011. The boundary stone at the junction with Boundary Passage is Grade II listed2.
      Leigh House. 1851.
      Montpelier Inn, dating from c1830, incorporates three terraced houses, the two more westerly may have been built as a pub. It is Grade II listed3.
      Montpelier Place Baptist Church was built in the mid 1960s on the site of the Emmanuel Reformed Episcopal Church in Norfolk Terrace.
      St Stephen's Church was moved here in 1852 from Palace Place, where it had been the chapel of the Royal Pavilion and previously the ballroom of the Castle Tavern, designed by John Crunden and built in 1766. The 1852 frontage and lantern are by Cheesman; remodelling was by Sir Arthur Blomfield in 1889. It closed in 1970 and after a period as the deaf and dumb church of the Chichester Diocese it became a shelter for the homeless, First Base Day Centre, in 1988, in which year is was restored after being badly damaged by fire. Grade II* listed4.
      20-24 were built c1855 and are Grade II lsited5.
      West Field House. 1851.
1ESRO DB/D/27/172
2HE 1380367
3HE 1380369
4HE 1380368
5HE 1380366
Montpelier Road

¶ Regency Square conservation area (1, 2, 2a, 3, 4a, 5 & 6 PH, 7-20, 21-24 Christ Church, 28, 29, 30, 32, 33, 34, Sillwood Court, Osprey House).
¶ Montpelier and Clifton Hill conservation area (35-69, Park Royal Flats, Brighton & Hove High School, 70-99).
The east side was built 1820s, the west side in the early 1830s. 1826. Several houses are by Amon Henry Wilds (especially nos 53-56). The east side south of Western Road comprised two hotels, the Sillwood Hall Hotel and the Hotel Montpelier, the latter being also the west side of Sillwood Place, now replaced by Osprey House. There were 12 schools here in 1851. Lower end renumbered August 19081.
      9 has an early shopfront.
      14-16 date from c1825. Grade II listed9.
      19, 21-22, 23-24 date from c1825. Grade II listed2.
      25-27 Christ Church was designed in gothic revival style and built in 1837-1838 by George Cheesman for Rev H M Wagner and consecrated on 26 April 1838. Serious damage by arsonists on 29 August 1978 led to its demolition in 1982. Sheltered housing now occupies the site.
      28-29 are Grade II listed3.
      36-42 are Grade II listed4.
      44 was the home from 1834 until his death of the artist Frederick Nash.
      48-50, 51-52, 53-56 are Grade II listed5.
      58-65 are Grade II listed5.
      60 was the final home of Rev F W Robertson, where he died in 1853.
      66 Park Royal is a block of 85 social-housing flats, on the former site of
      †66 Belvedere House, built in 1840 by Rev H M Wagner for his unmarried sister, Mary Ann. It became the Park Royal hotel c1902.
      70-74, built c1840. Grade II listed6.
      76-80 are Grade II listed7.
      90 is Grade II listed11.
      91-96 are Grade II listed10.
      97 First Church of Christ Scientist was built in 1921.
      Sillwood Hall is Grade II listed12.
      Brighton and Hove High School. See Denmark Terrace.
      Montepelier House. 1851.
      Pillar box near the junction with Western Road was made in 1859 by Cochran & Co of Dudley, one of the first National Standard type—a cylindrical form with an octagonal top and no monarchical initials—and is thought now to be the only one in the country still in official use. It is Grade II listed8.
      Vicarage was occupied by Rev Henry Michell Wagner, vicar of Brighton.
      Sillwood Hall is Grade II listed12.
1ESRO DB/D/27/254
2HE 1380371, 1380372, 1380373
3HE 1380374
4HE 1381580
5HE 1380581, 1381582, 1381583
6HE 1381585
7HE 1380586
8HE 1381589
9HE 1380370
10HE 1381588
11HE 1381587
12HE 1381590
Montpelier Road East Former name of Viaduct Road. PO1846–Pa1872
Montpelier Road North Former name of New England Road.
Montpelier Street

¶ Montpelier and Clifton Hill conservation area.
Built mid 1840s. Numbering is sequential from the south-west corner.
      1-22 are Grade II listed1 with 1 Victoria Road.
      40 is Grade II listed2.
1HE 1381591
2HE 1381592
Montpelier Terrace

¶ Montpelier and Clifton Hill conservation area.
(B2122). Part renumbered as Upper North Street 27 August 19011. Part renumbered 5 September 19012.
      1-5 were built in the 1820s with 89 Montpelier Road.
      1 was the birthplace of bandleader Ray Noble. Plaque.
      8-13 were built at the same time as Montpelier Villas, c1845. Grade II listed3.
      9 was the home of Rev Frederick W Robertson. Plaque.
      †Montpelier Lodge was built in 1861. It was the home of Henry Willett until his death and became the Arnold House Hotel in 1929. It was demolished in 1971 to make way for
      Heather Court apartments, dating from the 1970s, standing on the site of the Arnold House Hotel, whose proprietor was Robert J Heather.
      14 are Grade II listed4.
      16 are Grade II listed5.
      17 Montpelier Hall was designed by Amon Henry Wilds and built in 1846. Its first owner was Henry Smithers, the first mayor of Brighton, several of whose successors later occupied the house, including Sir Joseph Ewart. Now a guest house, it opens for occasional guided tours. Grade II listed6.
ESRO DB/D/27/172
2ESRO DB/D/27/167
3HE 1381594
4HE 1379420
5HE 1380087
6HE 1380088
Montpelier Villas

¶ Montpelier and Clifton Hill conservation area.
Built by A H Wilds in 1845. The most expensive street in Brighton & Hove in the 2000s.
      5-6 are Grade II listed1.
      5 was the birthplace of novelist Ada Ellen Bayly (novelist Edna Lyall).
      7-8 are Grade II listed2.
      9-10, built c1845.
      13-14 are Grade II listed3.
      15-16 are Grade II listed4.
      18 was the home of the Mrs Hayes who laid the foundation stone of the French Reformed Church in Queensbury Mews. In the 1850s it was owned by John Jervis Tollemache (1805-1890), the largest landowner in Cheshire and an MP for Cheshire constituences 1841-1872, who was created 1st Baron Tollemache in 1876.
      20 was the home of writer and broadcaster Gilbert Harding in the 1950s.
1HE 1380091
2HE 1380092
3HE 1380095
4HE 1380096
Montreal Road One of three adjacent streets built in the late 1860s and named after places in Canada, newly created a Dominion in 1867 (see also Quebec Street, Toronto Terrace). Pa1867—
Monument View Cul-de-sac of eight pairs of two-storey semi-detached houses off The Causeway. Not obvious which monument, unless it's the transmitter mast by the race course.  
Moon's Court In the Old Town, adjacent to Brighton Place. Also called Moon Court and School Lane Census1871
Morecambe Road, Patcham Morecambe is a seaside resort in Lancashire but the association is not apparent. Numbered 25 July 19351. Ke1934—
1ESRO DB/D/27/13
Morley Street Created c.1960 when Sussex Street, which used to run down to Grand Parade, was cut off below the Lion & Unicorn pub. The School Clinic, opened 1938, was hit by a war-time bomb, killing three children. Brighton Chest Clinic was across Ivory Place 1939-1989, next to Sussex Street County Primary School, later Welfare Centre.
      †Grand Parade Chapel was on the south-west corner, built 1835 to a design by George Cheesman and demolished in 1938.
Mornington Crescent, Hove Hanger Lane. Cockfosters. (Shut up, Max Miller.) Ke1932—
Mornington Mansions, Hove In New Church Road. Designed by E Cottio for Mornington Estates Ltd Ke1936—
Mortimer Road To1899—
Moulsecoomb 'Mul's valley' [OE Mules cumb]. The spelling has been variable (Moulse Comb, Moulse Combe, Moulescombe, etc); in Domesday Book is Mulescumba. Until development began, this was a hamlet in the parish of Patcham.
      South Moulsecoomb housing estate, built on 93 acres of land bought in November 1920 from the Tillstone family for resettlement of residents of Carlton Hill area slums, was nationally noticed as a garden suburb. It was overseen by Stanley Adshead, professor of town planning at University College, London, working with four local architects. Most of the houses were built between April 1920 and October 1921. Both the high rents and the cost of travel into Brighton frustrated the planners' original intentions.
      North Moulsecoomb was built 1926-1930, East Moulsecoomb in the 1930s. The area developed a reputation for social problems from the 1960s onwards, as did Whitehawk, built in a similar style at around the same time.
Moulsecoomb Place Originally the home of the [Rogers-]Tillstone family. Adjacent to Lewes Road, it became the headquarters of the Brighton Parks and Gardens Department, Moulsecoomb Library and other local authority offices and social clubs from 1927, then a site of Brighton Polytechnic, now the University of Brighton. See also Moulsecoomb and Moulsecoomb Wild Park.
Moulsecoomb Villas in Lewes Road. No properties listed in Pi1928. Pi1928–Ke1958
Moulsecoomb Way       Beacon Bingo is on the site of the Salvation Army's Goodwill Centre (c1936-1956), which as replaced by an Allen West engineering factory and then by the Fairway Retail Park.
      St Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, a surprisingly domestic-looking building, was originally a chapel of ease (ie, overflow) for the Anglican St Andrew's Church in Colbourne Avenue. It was acquired by the Roman Catholic Church in 1953.
Moulsecoomb Wild Park Purchased with Moulsecoomb Place by the borough council for £30,900 in 1927. At the top of the park is Hollingbury Castle.
Mount Drive, Saltdean formerly known as Saltdean Drive North. Renamed and renumbered 29 December 19521. Ke1966—
1ESRO DB/D/27/307
Mount Pleasant First developed c.1800 and demolished in 1935 as part of the clearance of the worst slums in the area. Park Place was also demolished and the street widened. The east side was built before the outbreak of war but the west side was not completed until the 1960s. Numbered 29 November 19381. Marchant map 1809
1ESRO DB/D/27/51
Mount Street Built after 1776; nine houses by 1795.
      Mount Street Cottage 1851.
Mount Zion Place

¶ Montpelier and Clifton Hill conservation area.
Unique as a street name in the United Kingdom. As Mount Zion is just outside the walls of the Old City of Jerusalem, so this place was just outside the walls of the Church of St Nicholas of Myra and of the town of Brighton. Once between Church Street and North Gardens, now truncated to and comprising one property with a footpath to Centurion Road.
      2 (Shelleys) was built in 1821 for William Shelley, beadle of the Church of St Nicholas of Myra. Grade II listed1.
[1826] PO1845—
1HE 1380099
Mountfields, Hollingdean Ke1954—
Moyne Close, Hove       The Guinness Trust Estate.  
Mulberry Close Cul-de-sac off Draxmont Way. Numbered 27 November 19721. Ke1966—
1.ESRO DB/D/27 436
Mulberry Square Formerly between King Street and New Road, roughly where Bond Street Cottages are now. Tree-related name, mulberries being common trees in old towns. Co1799–Fo1864
Myrtle Cottages, Portslade Census1881; Pa1892–To1898


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