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Talbot Crescent, Coldean Four pairs of semi-detached (former) council houses around a semi-circular green. John Talbot Nanson was mayor of Brighton for three terms 1938-1941. Ke1954—
Tamplin Terrace Named after the brewery company whose Phoenix Brewery (see Phoenix Place) was on the site. It was built in the early 2000s. (See also Malthouse Lane.)
Tamworth Road, Aldrington Portland estate. Terraced housing, c1898.
      Church of the Holy Cross is a red brick building in a style reminiscent of 1930s council offices.
      Roman Catholic Church of St Peter was designed by London architect Claude Kelly and built in 1915 alongside the earlier church, which became the church hall. The church, with its tall campanile, and the presbytery are Grade II listed1.
      St Peter's Church Hall, built in 1902, probably by John Kelly, was the original church building until the construction of the adjoining church in Portland Road. Grade II listed2.
1HE 1209728 (1988)
2HE 1298649
Tandridge Road, Hove Nine bungalows and four semi-detached houses, built c1913. 'Seaside' architecture. Tandridge is a local government district in Surrey. Pi1913—
Tangmere Place, Patcham Enclave of three detached houses and a garage block more recent (1970s?) than the rest of Tangmere Road. Tangmere is a village near Chichester in West Sussex.
Tangmere Road, Withdean Mostly short four-house terraces with a hint of moderne style. Several streets off Carden Avenue have local Sussex place names. Tangmere is a village near Chichester, famous for its Battle of Britain aerodrome and military aviation museum. Numbered 30 July 19361. Grass verges. Ke1936—
1ESRO DB/D/27/13
Tarner Road Mostly short three- and four-house terraces, built as part of Tarnerland council estate 1931 on vacant land between Sussex Street and Richmond Street. Edwin Tarner lived at St John's Lodge in Tilbury Place. Ke1933—
Tarnerland Council housing estate built 1931. The name was also adopted for the nearby open-air nursery school.
Taunton Grove, Lower Bevendean Pedestrian-only path between Hornby Road and Taunton Road. Ke1949—
Taunton Road, Lower Bevendean       Taunton Place. Apartment block. Ke1949—
Taunton Way, Lower Bevendean Ke1960—
Tavistock Down, Hollingdean Six three-storey blocks of council flats, built early 1950s. Ke1954—
Teg Close, Portslade Teg is a Sussex dialect word for a yearling sheep.  
Telegraph Street

¶ East Cliff conservation area.
Murray telegraphAn isolated telegraph station was erected here in the late 1790s, one of 26 at intervals along the coast from North Foreland to the Needles as part of the Napoleonic era defence system. The stations were equipped with a form of semaphore invented by Lord George Murray in 1795 that employed an array of six octagonal shutters, each five feet high and pivoted across the centre laterally, that could be set in the horizontal or vertical position. Messages formed by combinations of these panels could be repeated from one station to the next at a speed of around one mile per second. The Brighton station communicated visually with Seaford in the east and Shoreham in the west.1 Ta1854—
1John Grehan & Martin Mace: Battleground Sussex. Barnsley: Pen and Sword Military, 2012:103
Temple Gardens

¶ Clifton Hill conservation area (1-5 consecutive).
Built early 1900s. Thomas Read Kemp's house The Temple was on the corner with Montpelier Road. A boundary stone about 20 metres from the junction with Norfolk Terrace is Grade II listed1.
      The Old Vicarage was designed by Henry Mew and built by George Cheesman Snr for Rev Henry M Wagner, the vicar of Brighton, in 1834. Plaque to Henry Wagner and his son Arthur. Since 1922 the Junior School of the Brighton & Hove High School for Girls (now Brighton Girls) has occupied the building. Grade II listed2.
      Wall letter box in the boundary wall of Brighton & Hove High School bears the VR royal cipher.
1HE 1380984
2HE 1380985
Temple Street

¶ Clifton Hill conservation area.
Built early 1830s. Mainly lodging houses in late 19th century. Unsigned proposal for renumbering attributed to a Mr Baldwin (resident of an unnumbered house), renumbered 4 June 18961.
      2, 3-5 are Grade II listed2.
      29 and 31 are Grade II listed3.
      33 was the Brighton Refuge for Destitute Females in the 1850s.
      37 and 42 are Grade II listed4.
1ESRO DB/D/27/119
2HE 1380985, 1380987
3HE 1380988, 1380989
4HE 1380990, 1380991
Tenantry Down Section of downland north-west of Brighton race course, formerly let to tenants. Purchased by the council in the 1880s and now used for allotments.
Tenantry Down Road Ke1949—
Tenantry Road, Bevendean Built c2005 on the site of the former Bevendean Hospital.
Tennis Road, Hove Pi1909—
Terminus Place

¶ West Hill conservation area.
Cul-de-sac of terraced cottages off Terminus Road. Fo1848—
Terminus Road

¶ West Hill conservation area.
Adjacent to the railway station (terminus). Small iron plaques at intervals along the outer wall of the station indicate hackney carriage stands (HCS)—the original taxi rank.
Formerly Queen's Road North.
      12 and 20-23 were built c1845. Grade II listed1.
1HE 1380992, 1380993
Terminus Street

¶ West Hill conservation area.
Cul-de-sac of terraced cottages off Terminus Road. Ke1945—
Terrace Row See Broad Street  
Thames Close Late 20th century development off Mount Pleasant.
Third Avenue, Hove

¶ The Avenues conservation area.
One of four sequentially numbered avenues running between Church Road and Kingsway parallel with and on either side of Grand Avenue. This and neighbouring Fourth Avenue were built on the site of the Royal Brunswick Ground, also known as C H Gausden's Ground, the home of Sussex County Cricket Club from 1848 to 1871. In The Avenues Conservation Area.
      2 was built c1880. Grade II listed1.
4 Third Avenue       4 (Kingsworthy House, right) was designed by W Galsworthy Davie and built c1878. It may have been used as a summer residence by the Archbishop of York. However, it was a school in 1881 and was later the last home of Rt Hon Augustus Frederick FitzHerbert Stafford-Jerningham, 10th Baron Stafford (1830-1892), who was declared insane in 18622; he was related to Mrs Maria Fitzherbert. Grade II listed3.
Illustration: The Building News, 16 August 1878
      6 was built c1880. Grade II listed4.
      8 had Hove's first private swimming pool in 19326.
      2-9 King's Mews and 35 Third Avenue (1 King's Mews) were built c1883. The mews is the only one in the city with an archway entrance. Grade II listed5.
1HE 1209849
3HE 1209868
4HE 1187594
5HE 1187593
6ESRO DO/C/6/8220 dated 29 Jan 1932)
Thomas Street A narrow street of poor housing built soon after 1800. Number of properties in 1822: 50. One of four such streets demolished in the mid 1890s for the construction of White Street and Blaker Street.
      12. A man, John Durrant, fell to his death down the well here on 13 July 1850.
      Lodging House. 1851.
      Lodging House for Prostitutes. 1851.
      Lodging House for Tramps. 1851.
      Wellington Inn. 1851.
Thomas Street Also called Thomas's Street. See Pimlico. Ba1822–Pa1895
Thompson Road, Hollingdean  
Thornbush Crescent, Portslade  
Thorndean Road, West Moulsecoomb Three-storey blocks of council flats on the Bates Estate, built early 1950s. Ke1954—
Thornhill Avenue, Patcham Semi-detached bungalows. Ke1934—
Thornhill Close, Hangleton Cul-de-sac of 1930s semi-detached houses built around a small wooded green. Ke1938—
Thornhill Rise, Portslade Bungalows. Ke1966—
Thornhill Way, Portslade T-shaped cul-de-sac off Thornhill Rise. Ke1973—
Three-Cornered Copse Narrow woodland that stretches from the top of Dyke Road Avenue almost to Goldstone Crescent between Woodland Avenue and Woodland Drive. It was just inside the western boundary of the Withdean Estate and was acquired by Hove Corporation from the Curwen family in May 1934 to preserve it.
Three Tuns Court Cobby (1800) lists only Three Tuns pub. A tun is a large barrel. Co1799
Three Tuns Square Co1799
Ticehurst Road, Whitehawk One of a group of adjoining roads named after Sussex villages. Social housing replaced post-WW2 prefabricated housing1, numbered 3 September 19641. Ke1949—
1Aerial photo 1947.
1ESRO DB/D/27/414
Tichborne Street

¶ North Laine conservation area.
Originally called Pimlico, the name changing with clearance and reconstruction c1871/72.
      † Church of St Mary the Virgin and St Mary Magdalene see Bread Street.
Tidy Street

¶ North Laine conservation area.
Richard Tidy was a local merchant and landowner in the late 18th century. 1851
Tilbury Place

¶ Carlton Hill conservation area (1-6).
Formerly Patriot Place, acquired this name in 1862 following the death of Edward Tilbury. The properties were bequeathed to Brighton Corporation in 1933 by Letitia Tilbury Tarner, whose grandmother Letitia (née Tilbury) was the wife of merchant Edwin Tarner (see Tarnerland), who commissioned and lived at
      1 St John's Lodge was built 1810 near St John's Church on Carlton Hill by Edward Tilbury. With 2-5 it formed the Tarner Home hospice, which closed in 1997 when the Martlets Hospice opened. (See also Sussex Street). Grade II listed1, with its railings, porch and garden walls.
      6 Prior House, accommodating the Brighton Unemployed Centre, was built in 1936 as Brighton Girls Club, whose warden was Helen (Peggy) Prior.
1HE 1381029,1381030
Tilbury Way Part of the Tarnerland council estate built 1931 (see Tarner Road). Ke1933—
Tilgate Close Cul-de-sac post-war development of council flats, named after a Sussex village. Ke1954—
Tillstone Close, Moulsecoomb The Tillstone family owned the Moulsecoomb estate and lived at Moulsecoomb Place.
Tillstone Street

¶ Queens Park conservation area.
Built in 1898 to replace the slums of Spa Street and Egremont Street. The Tillstone family were local landowners living at Moulsecoomb in the 19th century. Frances John Tillstone was the town clerk of Brighton 1881-1904. Renumbered 29 June 19221.
      53, six one-bedroom council flats built c1954, replaced the Widows' Cottages almshouses (see Spa Street).
1ESRO DB/D/27/175
Tintern Close, Hollingdean Ke1954—
Tisbury Road, Hove

¶ Willett Estate conservation area (except no 2).
Tisbury in Wiltshire was the home of Vere Fane Benett, first husband of Ellen Stanford of Preston Manor, who came from a prominent Brighton and Hove landowning family.
      63 is Grade II listed with 18/18a Eaton Road.
Titian Road, Hove One of several roads south of Portland Road named after painters, in this instance Tiziano Vecelli (c1489-1576). Pi1905
TIVOLI Area to the north-west of Preston Park Station. Tivoli Pleasure Gardens was on London Road, just outside the then Brighton town boundary, taking its widely-used name from the pleasure grounds in Copenhagen, which opened at around that time, and ultimately from the Villa d'Este Gardens at Tivoli, Italy.  
Tivoli Copse to the north-west of Preston Park station (see Station Road), is all that remains of the Tivoli pleasure grounds (see London Road).
Tivoli Crescent G W Ashdown applied for building approval for two houses, to be designed/built by Loader & Long, on 15 July 18971 and 2 Jun 18982. Saunders applied for six houses (Loader & Long) on 17 August 18993. Renumbering 20 June 19074. Pi1896—
1ESRO DB/D/7/4554
2ESRO DB/D/7/4736
3ESRO DB/D/7/5026
4ESRO DB/D/46/750
Tivoli Crescent North Previously part of Tivoli Crescent. Part renumbered 20 April 19481.
      164 was built in moderne style in the 1930s.
      178 was the first house built and the only one present in 1898.2
      180 built 1914.
1ESRO DB/D/27/279
2OS1898, Pi1921
Tivoli Place Unadopted road linking Matlock Road and Tivoli Crescent. Access at the south-eastern end is now restricted. Ke1930—
Tivoli Road, Preston Formerly Hangleton Road until c1972-1975. Piecemeal development: first c14 houses built 1904-1908 (all designed by Edgar Wallis Long, architect of 54 Old Steine), another c37 built 1923-1930, 10 of the latter batch by Day & Robinson1. Prior to development the southern section of what became Withdean Road, directly to the north, was identified as Tivoli Road. 1ESRO DB/D/7
2Plan of the Withdean Estate c1890s
Tivoli Terrace Rear of Tivoli Crescent. Pi1901–Pi1925
Toad's Hole A valley and depression in the South Downs at the northern boundary of the manor of West Blatchington.  
Tonbridge Cottages OS1861
TONGDEAN A large farm in the area to the west of Dyke Road Avenue.
      Lower Tongdean was a farm to the south-west extending towards the Three-Cornered Copse in the west and the parish boundary to the south, the buildings and yard being roughly where Meadow Close is now. A middle bronze age pottery vessel contain cremated bone and charcoal was found on this land.
Tongdean Avenue, Hove

¶ Tongdean Avenue conservation area (30-52 even, 49-63 odd).
Identified as Byam Road in plans before development was carried out. Pi1913—
Tongdean Lane to the east of Withdean Avenue was moved southwards when the railway was built to allow enough height for a road bridge under the tracks. It had previous aligned with the remaining section and opposite Peacock Lane across London Road. The end of the road was also adjusted when London Road was realigned at the junction. Until the early part of the 20th century, a small chapel stood on a path south of the road behind where Manhattan Court is now. The section to the east of the railway originally comprised individual houses numbered 1-9, since replaced by the Park Manor, Manhattan Court and Windsor Court apartment blocks. Numbered 14 July 19481, 6 January 1953, amended June 19592.
      Plans were prepared by Brighton Engineer's Department in 1937 under the Restriction of Ribbon Development Act 19353.
      1 (Four Gables) was built for Mrs A Holmes in 1926.
      3 (Number One) was built for Mrs Royden in 1926. Looks like an interesting story in the name of the house!
      5 (Maryfield) was built by H W Adams in 1926, with garage.
      6 (Corcovado) was built in 1925 for J Power.
      7 (Coatesville) was built in 1925 by W J Weeks for A Lipscombe.
      8 (Grassmere) and 9 (Bankside) were built by H W Adams in 1926 and 1924 respectively, with garages.
      10 (The Bend) was built in 1920 for Mrs L E Preston by George W Warr with the addition of a garage in 1927 for F W Inglis.
      12 (Beech Vale) was built in 1919 by W J Weeks.
      14 (Little Menlo) was built in 1920 by Percy D Barker for C E Dell. It was demolished and replaced by the present house in c2008-09.
      16 (Drayton) and :18 (Little Dale) were built in 1921 by W J Weeks. No 16 was altered in 1925 with the addition of a garage for Miss E Pearson in 1925; it was replaced by two detached houses in the 1980s (?).
      20 (Kenilworth) was built in 1911 for Dr D J Jennings by J Barsley.
      22 (Cragside) was built in 1915 for George Garman by A Barnes and altered by E W Garman in 1922. An old Brighton County Borough road sign in the front garden of the house appears to have come from nearby, possibly London Road or Dyke Road Avenue.
      24 (Lyndhurst) was originally designed for F A Gibbens as a bungalow in 1919 by Frank Bethell but was not built, again for Gibbens, until 1928 as flats. Since converted to a single dwelling.
      25 (Castleford) and 27 (Beechcroft) were built by D Chuter in 1910.
      26 was a Crown post office and general store with residential accommodation, built in 1925 by J Mackie. It was demolished and replaced by the present building (Ash House) in the 1980s.
      Withdean Stadium was opened on 17 April 1937 by Lord Gage with 21 tennis courts (10 grass, 11 hard), four squash courts and stadium seating for 2,000. It served as a mortuary during the Second World War, re-opening on 22 May 1947 as Brighton Olympic Stadium. A zoo opened in 1948, the ceremony performed by the 19-year-old film star Jean Simmons. The enlarged zoo was opened the following year by another film star, Jean Kent. The zoo failed financially and closed in June 1952. The athletics stadium opened in 1955 and the new all-weather running track was inaugurated on 20 September 1980 by Steve Ovett. It became the 'temporary' home of Brighton & Hove Albion in 1999, after the club's directors sold the Goldstone Ground in Old Shoreham Road, until 2011, when the Albion moved to the Amex Stadium.
1ESRO DB/D/27/284
2ESRO DB/D/27/303
3ESRO DB/D/84/2/4434 (17 June 1937), ESRO DB/D/84/2/4696 (15 Nov 1937)
Tongdean Road, Hove

¶ Tongdean Avenue conservation area (2-16 even, 1-11 odd, Cortina, Sherbourne, 1 & 2 The Conifers).
Identified as Popham Road in plans before development was carried out.
      Cordoba was the home of Thomas Harrington from its construction in 1933.
Tooth's Yard OS1861
Tophill Close, Portslade Cul-de-sac.  
Torcross Close, Lower Bevendean Cul-de-sac.  
Toronto Terrace One of three adjacent streets built in the late 1860s and named after places in Canada, newly created a Dominion in 1867 (see also Montreal Road, Quebec Street). Albion Hill Mill (also called Brighton Park Mill) stood on the south-east side from 1822 until it was moved to the Race Hill in December 1861. The majority of the houses were built by William Parsons1. Sequential numbering from Albion Hill: northwards on west side, returning on east side.
      68-72 (with corner of Albion Hill) by Samuel Denman for Lidbetter2.
1My Brighton and Hove
2The Keep DB/D/7/1653
Torrance Close, West Blatchington Back development of two detached houses off Cranmer Avenue. Ke1964—
Totland Road Small terraced houses. Pi1912—
Tower Road

¶ Queens Park conservation area.
      The Tower/Pepper Pot (also called the 'Pepper box'), which gives the road its name, was designed by Charles Barry for solicitor and developer Thomas Attree and built in 1830 for reasons now partly obscure, although thought to have been originally built as a water tower and then designated an observatory. It was used by George Duddell (see Queen's Park) as the print works—Tower Press—for the Brighton Mail daily newspaper that he produced. The tower was used as an observation post during World War II and later as a scout troupe headquarters. The ground-level extension was a public convenience. Grade II listed (481374).
      Garden Temple and Wall in the former Attree Villa (see also Attree Road). The building and the lamppost to the south of it are Grade II listed.

¶ Tongdean Avenue conservation area (7-17 The Mews, Tower House, Tivoli [part]).
Cul-de-sac of apartment blocks in the former grounds of Tower House (see London Road).  
Town Parade Former name for Grand Parade between Edward Street and Morley Street (1799). Co1799
Trafalgar Court

¶ North Laine conservation area.
Cul-de-sac at 102 Trafalgar Street.. Br1845—, OS1851
Trafalgar Gate, Brighton Marina Village  
Trafalgar Lane

¶ North Laine conservation area.
Trafalgar Place Number of properties in 1822: 7. Marchant map 1809
Trafalgar Place       Mocatta House is named after David Mocatta (1806-1882), the architect of the adjacent Brighton railway station.
Trafalgar Road, Portslade       1 was formerly a Kingdom Hall of the Jehovah's Witnesses.
      37 was built in 1894 as the lodge for Portslade Cemetery.
      103 Southern Cross Evangelical Church takes its name from the district.
Trafalgar Street

¶ North Laine conservation area (1-48 and 70-106 consecutive).
      11-12 are Grade II listed1 with 25 Pelham Square.
      41 was a Quaker meeting house from 1891 to 1945.
      48 Prince Albert PH is dated 1860. Grade II listed2.
      68 was the premises of George Cheesman & Co, builders3.
      96 is Grade II listed4.
      98-99 were altered by architects Simpson & Son in December 19185.
      Railway Station. See Queen's Road.
[1826] Br1845—
1HE 1381034
2HE 1381035
3PO1855, PO1859
4HE 1381036
5ESRO DB/D/46/858a
Trafalgar Terrace

¶ North Laine conservation area.
At 41 Trafalgar Street, leading to Gloucester Terrace. OS1851; Fo1852—
Tredcroft Road, Hove Elizabeth Scrase, heir to the manor of Hove Villa et Ecclesia, married Nathaniel Tredcroft, son of Nathaniel Tredcroft, the Cromwellian Vicar of Horsham, in 1702. Their great-grandson, Nathaniel Tredcroft, sold his share of the manor to William Stanford of Preston in 18081.
      Construction started late 1952, the road was still unmade in November 1954.
1Charles Thomas-Stanford: Wick: A contribution to the history of Hove. Hove: Combridges, 1923: 46.
Treetops Close, Woodingdean Cul-de-sac of eight detached houses.  
Tremola AvenueSaltdean Bungalows. Numbered 2 September 19651. 1ESRO DB/D/27/433
Treyford Close, North Woodingdean Deep crescent of houses around an oval green. Ke1966—
Tribe Buildings aka Tribe's Buildings. Location uncertain but probably off West Street. [1826]
Trinity Street From lewes Road to Brewer Street. Numbered 18 October 18831. Pa1884—
1ESRO DB/D/27/190A
Truleigh Close, Woodingdean Cul-de-sac. Truleigh Hill is between Fulking and Upper Beeding to the north-west of the city. Ke1966—
Truleigh Drive, Mile Oak Blocks of dormer bungalows. Ke1966—
Tudor Close, Hove Cul-de-sac. Ke1947—
Tudor Close, Rottingdean

¶ Rottingdean conservation area.
South Side of Dean Court Road. Numbered 3 September 19522. Nos 1-9 and 16-29 are Grade II listed1. Ke1954—
1HE 1380426
2ESRO DB/D/27/353
Tugwell's Court Demolished in the 1870s and replaced by 4 Middle Street. Census1851–Census1861
Tumulus Road, Saltdean Numbered 12 September 1963, renumbered 7 July 19661. 1ESRO DB/D/27/397
Turnpike Piece, Falmer A footpath to the east of Falmer railway station from the A27 to Village Way.
Turton Close Bristol Estate, one of five names commemorating consultants at the Royal Sussex County Hospital nearby; this one is James Richard Henry Turton. Cul-de-sac of lock-up garages, leading to pedestrian footpath connecting to Chadburn Close. Ke1958—
Twineham Close, Whitehawk Branching cul-de-sac of two-storey council houses, numbered 13 June 19911. Name of a Sussex village. 1ESRO DB/D/27/446
Twineham Place, Whitehawk Branching cul-de-sac of two-storey council houses in blocks of four. Name of a Sussex village.  
The Twitten, Rottingdean

¶ Rottingdean conservation area.
Footpath linking Marine Drive and Steyning Road. Ke1966—
Twyford Road, Coldean Mainly terraces of (ex-)council houses. Ke1951
Tyson Place Council-owned 14-storey tower block off Mount Pleasant. Charles Tyson was mayor of Brighton in 1957/1958. Doreen Valiente is commemorated by a Centre for Pagan Studies.plaque. Ke1969—/td>


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