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Uckfield Close, Whitehawk One of a number of streets in the area named after Sussex towns and villages. Cul-de-sac  
Undercliff Walk Created as part of the sea defences that included the construction of Marine Drive, designed by borough surveyor David Edwards and opened in 1932. It is a walled ledge under the cliffs that runs from Saltdean to the Marina. After extensive damage was repaired, it re-opened in 2006.
Unicorn Yard At 133 North Street or South end of Windsor Street. Suprisingly late appearance in street directories. [1826] Pa1887–Pi1910
Union Road

¶ Valley Gardens conservation area.
North side of The Level. The gate piers to the garden of Park Crescent are Grade II listed1. Fo1864
1HE 1381037
Union (?) Road Terrace [1861]
Union Street

¶ Old Town conservation area.
North-west entrance to The Lanes, appears to have been called Meeting House Lane at one time. The name is said to commemorate the Congregational Union of 1832 that united the Presbyterian, Unitarian and Independent churches but in fact was in use no later than 1822, when there were six properties in the street, including the Union Chapel.
      1-5, an early 19th century terrace rebuilt in the late 20th century, are Grade II listed1.
      6 Bath Arms, which includes 4-5 Meeting House Lane, is Grade II listed2.
      9-10 are Grade II listed3.
      10 was the offices of Brighton Gazette, Hove Post & Surrey & Sussex Telegraph from c1905.
      11 Magnus Volk had premises here as a watch and clock maker in the 1840s.
Union Chapel       The Meeting House was built 1698 for a congregation formed in 1688 after the Act of Toleration. It was enlarged and repaired in 1810, being partly rebuilt in March-August 1825 to a design by Amon Henry Wilds (not his father as sometimes attributed) and Charles Busby, although believed to be primarily the work of the latter. The first regular minister was Rev John Duke from 1698 to 1745. It was known as Dr Styles' Chapel during his incumbency from 1799 to 18241. John Nelson Goulty became the minister in 1824. The Union Congregation took over the church in 1878, a new organ by Conacher & Son of Huddersfield was installed in March 1881, and in 1898 the church merged with the Queen Square Congregational Church as the Union Free Church. The Glynn Vivian Miners' Mission bought it in May 1905. The evangelical missionary Henry Varley (1835-1912) preached here from 1909 until his death. In 1927 it became the Elim Tabernacle of the Church of the Four Square Gospel until it closed in 1988 and was converted into a pub. The building and its railings are Grade II listed4.
Image: Drawing by Amon Henry Wilds, engraved by William Alexander
1HE 1381038
2HE 1381039
3HE 1381040
4HE 1381041
Union Street Former name of Marine Gardens from 74 Marine Parade to 33 Upper St James's Street. Fo1848–Pa1872
Union Street East
Union Street North Former name of Oxford Place from 132 London Road to The Level. Ba1822–Pa1872
University of Sussex Designed by Basil Spence and built from 1960 onwards. Falmer House and its moat are Grade I listed1.
      Arts A & B Buildings with the courtyard pool, The Attenborough Centre for Creative Arts (formerly Gardner Arts Centre), the Library and the Meeting House (including the kerbstones around the pool or moat) are all Grade II* listed2.
      Chichester Building Molecular Science I (including chemistry lecture theatre and south staircase), Engineering & Applied Sciences Building (with the adoining south staircase), and Mathematical and Physical Sciences I (including staircase to south and east to west wing attached to Pevensey Building) are all Grade II* listed3.
      The first men's hall of residence was designed by H Hubbard Ford in consultation with Spence4.
1HE 1381044
2HE 1381045–1381048
3HE 1381042, 1381043, 1381049
4University of Sussex Bulletin No 5, 14 February 1963:10
Uplands Road, Hollingdean Former part of The Crestway renumberd 5 September 19651. Numbered 5 October 1961; supplementary numbering 3 September 19741. Ke1964
1ESRO DB/D/27/390
Upper Abbey Road Continuation of Abbey Road, north of Eastern Road. Pi1926
Upper Bedford Street

¶ East Cliff conservation area (Fitzherbert Centre, Montague Court).
Continuation of Bedford Street. Originally a maze of small streets of poor quality housing on both sides. The west side has mostly been replaced by grassed areas.
      Pelham Institute (1877-1959) replaced Zion Chapel (1829), providing cheap recreation, accommodation (1s a night or 3s 6d a week) and refreshment for working people, including lectures and concerts. It was commissioned by Archdeacon Hannah from architect Thomas Lainson. (Now Mid Sussex Judo Club and warehousing.) The building is Grade II listed1.
      †8 was St George's Tavern PH.
      †10 was The Fountain Inn PH.
      †18 was The Black Prince PH.
      †23. Paradise Street was adjacent.
      †25 was the Star of Bedford PH. Paradise Cottages was adjacent.
      †33 was The Stag PH.
      Stag House, a three-storey block of nine apartments, was built 2014.
      †between 33 and 34 Bedford Buildings was off here.
      †34 was The Pilot PH.
      †between 36 and 38 Crescent Cottages was off here.
      †38 was the Sawyers' Arms PH.
      †39-40 was a Bible Christian Chapel in the 1860s-1870s.
      †40 was Montague Arms PH.
      †51 was the home of Chevalier François de Rosaz. He died here on 21 September 1877.
      †Zion Chapel and Burial Ground was between 60 and 64 in the 1840s.
      Fitzherbert Centre was formerly St John the Baptist Roman Catholic School, being adjacent to St John the Baptist Church (see Upper St James's Street), until it took over the former Warren Farm Industrial Schools in Warren Road in 1955; 'Girls & Infants' sign over the doorway.
1HE 1381050
Upper Bevendean Avenue, Bevendean Semi-detached houses. Ke1934—
Upper Brunswick Place Renumbered as Brunswick Place c.1877.
      32 was the home of Admiral Sir George Granville Randolph KCB (1818-1917) (formerly 70 Brunswick Place).
      63 was the home of General Sir Charles Cameron Shute KCB CB MP (1816-1904) (formerly 12 Brunswick Place).
Upper Chalvington Place, Whitehawk Cul-de-sac of mainly three- and four-storey blocks of council flats, with terracing and pedestrian footways leading down to Lower Chalvington Place. Chalvington is a village in West Sussex.  
Upper Church Street       4 had an ice house 1834-18441. 1R G Martin: 'Ice Houses and the Commercial Ice Trade in Brighton' in Sussex Industrial History no 14: 21
Upper Cottages, Ovingdean  
Upper Drive, Hove       Cardinal Newman School is on the site of the Convent of the Sacred Heart, which was built by French nuns in 1870-72 on land belonging to the Stanford Estate that had been used as a market garden. An extension was added in 1901 to accommodate a second convent migrating from Beauvais. Pi1896
Upper Edward Street Connected Edward Street with the Eastern Road. Br1832–Fo1848
Upper Gardner Street

¶ North Laine conservation area.
Originally developed in the 1820s. Street market held here each Saturday.
      34 was the home of literary and theatrical agent Peggy Ramsey. Plaque.
      40 is dated 1826. It became the Brighton National School's Central Infant School in 1887 and was later the Central Boys School, then later still the Ray Tindle Centre, an arts venue.
Upper Gloucester Lane Former name of Upper Gloucester Road.
Upper Gloucester Road

¶ West Hill conservation area.
Formerly known as Surrey Place until c.1872 and Upper Gloucester Lane. Numbering continues from Gloucester Road. To1907—
Upper Hamilton Road Under construction 1883. Part renumbered 15 February 18941. Tiled street name plate survives on the side of 49 Stanford Road.
      10 is a former corner shop, closed before 2012 and derelict in 2016.
1ESRO DB/D/27/170
Upper Hollingdean Road Formerly known as Dog Kennel Road.
      Dudeney House is named after Councillor Walter Dudeney, who was mayor of Brighton in 1954-55. This 15-storey block and its twin,
      Nettleton Court, named after Councillor Herbert Nettleton, mayor of Brighton in 1970-71, acquired a reputation for poor construction and heavy maintenance requirements, fuelling arguments that the tower block era of council housing building was a big mistake. Both are built on the site of
      †Corporation 'dust destructor' (refuse incinerator) and its landmark chimney, opened in May 1886 and used until 1952, being demolished in 1962.
      †Fire station
      †Public abattoir
Upper Lewes Road

¶ Round Hill conservation area (3, 26, 27).
Formerly known as Gypsey Lane. Renumbered (Wakefield Terrace) 7 May 18791 and 16 August 19002. Three properties adjacent to Round Hill Crescent renumbered 20 April 18813.
      †1 Sylvan Lodge was the home of Henry John Infield. The Sylvan Hall Estate (see Canterbury Drive) now stands on the site.
      †3 was the Brighton Free Home for Orphan Destitute Boys (1890s).
      100 The Martha Gunn pub is named after Martha Gunn, the most famous of the Brighton 'dippers'.
      Alfred Terrace 1851.
      Sylvan Lodge. 1851.
1ESRO DB/D/27/250
2ESRO DB/D/27/110
3ESRO DB/D/27/188
Upper Market Street, Hove

¶ Brunswick Town conservation area.
The Brunswick Town market was here (see below).
      2-9 were built c1830 and are Grade II listed.1
      11A The Old Market was built in 1828 as a market for Brunswick Town Town but did not succeed as such. By 1840 it was a riding academy, becoming Mr Dupont's Riding Academy in 1875 or 1877 (see Waterloo Street Arch) and a warehouse and finally falling into disuse. It was restored in 1999 as a community arts centre and is Grade II listed2.
1HE 1209897
2HE 1298651
Upper North Lane Former name of North Road between Queen's Road and Kew Street/North Gardens. Census1861
Upper North Street

¶ Clifton Hill conservation area (22-57 and 63-116 consecutive, Church and Presbytery of St Mary Magdalen and school buildings adjoining, 1-5 Hampton Terrace).
Built mid 1840s. Renumbered from Dyke Road to the borough boundary (incorporating Montpelier Terrace and Montpelier Place) 27 August 19011. Extreme eastern end renamed as part of Dyke Road 17 December 19522; until then North Street had extended to this junction, hence the apparently disjointed name.
      Church of St Mary Magdalene was designed by Gilbert Blount and opened in 1862. The church and neighbouring school buildings (c1865) are Grade II listed3.
      8 Upper North Street Court was here.
      42-43, 44, 45 are Grade II listed4.
      47-48 are Grade II listed5.
      55 Clergy House to Church of St Mary Magdalene (presbytery) was built c1890 and is Grade II listed6.
      58-62 were known as Hampton Terrace.
      60, then the pharmacy premises of William Funnell, was destroyed by fire on 9 September 1856.
      64 and 77-89 are Grade II listed7.
      69, Windmill Inn PH takes its name from William Vine's mill which stood on Clifton Hill.
1ESRO DB/D/27/172
2ESRO DB/D/27/309
3HE 1381058
4HE 1381051, 1381052, 1381053
5HE 1381054
6HE 1381055
7HE 1381056, 1381057
Upper North Street Court At 8 or 12 Upper North Street. Small tenements, no thoroughfare. Fo1850–Pa1887
Upper Park Place, Queen's Park Council flats and lock-up garages. Br1845—
Upper Rock Gardens

¶ East Cliff conservation area.
The west side was built from 1820; 27 houses by 1822 (including one occupied by J Poune, surveyor). East side renumbered 20 April 18811. Sequential numbering, northwards on the west side, returning on the right side.
      †East Lodge, home of 3rd Earl of Egremont, was on the east side, with extensive gardens. It was occupied in 1855 by the Duke and Duchess of Richmond6 Replaced from 1879 by houses.
      3, designed by Wilds and Busby and built c1825, is Grade II listed2.
      15 is Grade II listed3.
      17, 18, 20, 21, 22, built c1815, are Grade II listed4.
      23-26, built c1845, are Grade II listed5.
1ESRO DB/D/27/201
2HE 1381061
3HE 1381062
4HE 1381063–1381067
5HE 1381068
6Brighton Gazette, 28 June 1855: 4
Upper Roedale Cottages, Hollingbury Two cottages off Ditchling Road, adjacent to Hollingbury golf course.  
Upper Roedale Road Former name of Hertford Road.
Upper Russell Street Built 1780s; 36 houses in 1822. It ran south from Western Road past Farm Yard. A continuation at right angles running west towards the north-east corner of Russell Square was built in 1810s. Lost in the Churchill Square development. No properties listed in Ke1966. Blucher Place and Waterloo Place ran off to the west. Ba1822–Ke1966
Upper St James's Street

¶ East Cliff conservation area.
Continuation of St James's Street, formerly called Crescent Street (c1822)3. Renumbered 4 June 18791. Public lavatories by Grafton Street were numbered 2 June 18922.
      †19 was Mark Lane Mews, the stables for the Brighton, Hove and Preston United Bus Company (1905).
      Hampshire Court is a large three- and four-storey council development of flats
[1839] Br1845—
1ESRO DB/D/27/250
2ESRO DB/D/27/226
3Wetton & Jarvis map
Upper Shoreham Road, West Blatchington See Old Shoreham Road. Pa1891—
Upper Sudeley Street

¶ East Cliff conservation area.
Formerly known as Clevedon Place. No houses in 1881, first houses listed in 1883. Pa1881—
Upper Trafalgar Street Former name of Guildford Street until c1848, despite 1854 listing. Ta1854—
Upper Wellington Road No thoroughfare. All 26 houses built by John Cornford, who then occupied no 2; the architect was Samuel Denman. Numbered 15 September 18801. Pa1881—
1ESRO DB/D/27/198
Upper Westbourne Villas Former name of Westbourne Gardens. Pa1890–Pi1905
Upper Winfield Avenue, Patcham Semi-detached houses, built 1930s. Ke1934—
Upstreet, Ovingdean Renamed Ovingdean Road 9 November 19331. 1ESRO DB/D/27/19


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