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Wadhurst Rise, Whitehawk Numbered 3 September 1964, supplementary numering 3 November 19661 1ESRO DB/D/27/414
Wakefield Road

¶ Round Hill conservation area (1, 1a, 2-29 consecutive).
Numbered 15 September 18801.Sequential numbering. 1861
1ESRO DB/D/27/199
Wakefield Terrace Renumbered as Upper Lewes Road 7 May 18791. 1ESRO DB/D/27/250
Waldegrave Road

¶ Preston Park conservation area.
Numbered 15 September 18861. 1ESRO DB/D/27/248
Waldron Avenue, Coldean  
Walls Court   1826-1851
Walmer Close, Lower Bevendean   s
Walmer Crescent, Lower Bevendean   s
Walnut Close, Withdean
Part of the 'Golden Acres' estate built in the 1970s around Varndean Drive. It is one of three streets given the name of trees preserved from the original Victorian villas on the site.
Walpole Road

¶ College conservation area (1, 2, 3, 4-28 even).
Several streets near Brighton College are named after leading 18th and 19th century politicians. Numbered 19 November 19031.
      Convent of the Blessed Sacrament chapel it was designed by B Harold Dixon and opened in 1913. It is now part of the Brighton College estates.
      22 appears as a gate in a wall, behind which stands The Coach House, the gardener's collage of Belle Vue Hall (see Belle Vue Gardens).
1ESRO DB/D/27/92
Walpole Street
Walpole Terrace

¶ College conservation area.
Tall red brick houses built early 1880s.
Walsingham Road, Hove

¶ Sackville Gardens conservation area.
Barbara Walsingham became the wife of Anthony Sherley of Preston (see Preston Manor under Preston Drove) in 1624. Thomas Walsingham Western inherited the Western estate holdings in 1766.
Walsingham Terrace Terrace of 10 houses on Kingsway between Walsingham Road and Carlisle Road built by Charles W Jackson1.
      1-5 are now 195-203 Kingsway
      †6-8 were demolished in 1964 as unsafe and replaced by police convalescent flats until becoming the Excelsior Hotel in 1988. It was refurbished as
      Horizon flats in 2004.
      †9-10 were destroyed by bombing on 9 March 1943 and replaced by Dorset Court (see Carlisle Road) in 1958.
1ESRO DO/C/7/31
Walton Bank, Coldean  
Warbleton Close, Whitehawk Col-de-sac off Whitehawk Crescent.  
Wanderdown Close, Ovingdean
Wanderdown Drive, Ovingdean
Wanderdown Road, Ovingdean From Ovingdean Road to Longhill Road. Large late 20th century housing development.
Wanderdown Way, Ovingdean
Warden[s] Buildings Between 23 and 24 East Street. 1826-1851
Warenne Road, Hangleton
Warleigh Road Originally and briefly called Alford Crescent, then named (probably) after nearby Warleigh Lodge in Ditchling Road. 'Other houses building' in Pa1881. Numbered 15 September 18811.
      3 is a detached villa, designed by C O Blaber.
      7-25 are four-storey.
      28 was the birthplace of Sussex and England cricketer Maurice Tate (1895-1956). Brighton Corporation slate plaque.
      Home for Girls. 1881.
1ESRO DB/D/27/242
Warmdene Avenue, Patcham  
Warmdene Close, Patcham Cul-de-sac off Carden Avenue.
Warmdene Road, Patcham Numbered 18 July 19441.
      Patcham Junior School was designed by Percy Billington and opened in 1937 to serve the Ladies Mile Estate.
      Pillar box near the junction with Dale Crescent bears the rare Edward VIII royal cipher from 1936, the only one in the city.
1ESRO DB/D/27/66
Warmdene Way
Warnham Rise  
Warren Avenue, Wick Estate, Woodingdean Numbered 29 April 19481. 1ESRO DB/D/27/283
Warren Close Cul-de-sac off Holtview Road.  
Warren Rise, Wick Estate, Woodingdean Numbered 29 April 19481. 1ESRO DB/D/27/248
Warren Road, Woodingdean

¶ Designated an Important Local Parade.
The Rape of Lewes, including Brighthelmstone, was one of the properties given by William the Conqueror to his son-in-law, William de Warrenne, who built Lewes Castle and is buried at Lewes Priory. Numbered 8 December 19491. The road was widened around the end of 1960.
      Downs Hotel was designed by Stevers H Tiltman for Portsmouth and Brighton United Breweries in 1938.
      Holy Cross Church was built in 1968 on the site of a mission church built in 1941.
      †Warren Farm Industrial Schools were built here by the Brighton Board of Guardians to a design by the parish surveyor, George Maynard, and built by John Fabian on 20 acres in 1859. Fabian's contract price was £8,223; a further £5,269 was spent on preparing the site and forming roads. Fabian then added the farm buildings for a further £,514 16s. Patching & Son built the boundary wall for £5602. It was a residential school for children from the workhouse, the boys being taught trades, the girls prepared for domestic service. When the workhouse system ended in 1930 the site became a children's home until the early 1950s. The buildings also housed infant and junior schools from 1937. In 1955 the schools were taken over for St John the Baptist Roman Catholic School, which moved here from Upper Bedford Street, and later were known as the Fitzherbert Roman Catholic Secondary School until its closure in 1987. The site is now occupied by Nuffield Health.
      Woodingdean Well, adjacent to the entrance to Nuffield Health, is the deepest well in the world dug by hand. Working round the clock, it took from 1858 until 16 March 1862 for water to be reached—1,285 feet down, of which 850 feet are below sea level.
      Woodingdean Primary School.
1ESRO DB/D/27/288 2Erredge (1862) p293-294
Warren Way, Woodingdean Bungalows built 1957. Numbered 15 May 1953, 29 October 1959, 1 June 1961, 3 September 1964 (south side)1. 1ESRO DB/D/27/310
Warrior Close, Portslade
Warwick Street To the north of and parallel with Upper St James's Street. Demolished July 1971 to make way for the Hampshire Court flats.
      School House. 1851.
Washington Street One of several streets built in the area in the late 1860s with North American associations, this one named after the US president George Washington (1732-1799). (See also Grant Street, Jackson Street, Lincoln Street.)
      Church of the Annunciation of Our Lady was designed for Rev Arthur Wagner in Early English style by William Dancy, using flint and red brick. It opened on 15 August 1864. The aisles and south chapel were added by Edmund Scott in 1884 and dedicated to John Keble and Edward Pusey, leaders of the Oxford movement. The tower, spire and vestry were added by F T Cawthorn in 1892, when the stained glass east window designed by Edward Burne-Jones (see High Street, Rottingdean) and executed by [William] Morris & Company was moved here from St Nicholas' Church. The window is dedicated to Elizabeth Austin Attree, described as the parish's first parishioner. A school room was included below the church. The church was stripped of some of its ritualistic trappings for a short time in the backlash against ritualism after 1 September 1903 and further embellished in the decade after 1924. Grade II listed1.
      89 The Vicarage is dated 1897 on the foundation stone and dedicated to the memory of Rev Reginald Fison, vicar of the Hanover parish. Grade II listed2.
1HE 1381092
2HE 1381091
WATERHALL Area to the north of Withdean and west of London Road at Patcham. Abergavenny estate.
Waterhall Road  
Waterloo Place

¶ Valley Gardens conservation area.
Commemorates the battle (1805).
      1 was possibly designed by Amon Wilds and built c1819. Grade II listed1.
      2 was designed by Amon Wilds and built c1819. Grade II listed2.
      †10-14 Wellesley House now replaced by the Phoenix Gallery.
      †11 was the home of architect Charles Augustin Busby until January 1830. Demolished to make way for the Phoenix Gallery building. Regency Society plaque removed from wall and badly remounted on a plinth.
HE 1381093
2HE 1381094
Waterloo Square The proposed name for Regency Square during planning. It is marked thus in the Wetton & Jarvis map of 1822. c1822
Waterloo Street, Hove

¶ Brunswick Town conservation area.
Commemorates the battle (1805). Number of properties in 1822: 3.
      1a see Brunswick Terrace.
      1-2 Wellington Court was built c1825 as semi-detached houses, now flats. Grade II listed1.
      3 The Iron Duke PH was built 1828. Sign on the side wall gives its history.
      4-6 were built mid 19th century (4) and c1828 (5-6), and no 6 was converted to a shop in the late 19th century but later reverted to domestic use. Grade II listed2.
      7-15 date from c1830 and, with their railings, are Grade II listed3.
      16-21 were built c1840 and, with their railings, are Grade II listed4.
      16 was sold at auction November 1908, comprising dining-room, drawing-room, library, off-room, six bedroomsm usual servants offices10.
      22-28 were built c1840 and, with their railings, are Grade II listed4.
      29-33 were built 1825-1840 and, with their railings, are Grade II listed5.
      45-47 date from c1830 and, with their railings, are Grade II listed6.
      48-64 were built c1830 and the terrace includes two archways for carriage access to the rear. Grade II listed7.
      Church of St Andrew was built in 1827-28 as a proprietary chapel for the Brunswick Town estate to a design by (Sir) Charles Barry on land owned by Rev Edward Everard, the curate of St Margaret's in Cannon Place, who obtained an Act of Parliament in 1828 allowing him to keep two thirds of the church's revenue from baptisms, funerals and pew rents. The other third went to the Vicar of Hove. The chancel was added in 1882 by one of Barry's sons, Edward Middleton Barry, with later embellishments by W H Randoll Blacking. It closed in 1991, its care passing to the Churches Conservation Trust, and is Grade I listed8, included in the first batch of listings on 24 March 1950. It is still consecrated but is now used for concerts and only rarely for services. The restored chiming clock was officially restarted at noon on 5 July 2008.
      Waterloo Street Arch. Once the entrance to Dupont's Riding Academy at 11a Upper Market Street, erected 1877. A Hove Borough Council plaque marks the 1986 restoration of the arch. Grade II listed9.
1HE 1292418
2HE 1187696
3HE 1298652
4HE 1209949
5HE 1209955
6HE 1187597
7HE 1292392
8HE 1298653
9HE 1209987
10Brighton Gazette 14 Noevmber 1908: 8b
Waterloo Street North Former name of Phoenix Place. 1861
Waterworks Cottages See Nevill Road, Hove.
Waverley Crescent, Hollingdean  
Wayfield Avenue, Hove Created to provide access from Holmes Avenue to the Martlets Hospice, which opened in 1997. The Wayfields were an old local family.
Wayfield Close, Hove The Wayfields were an old local family.
Wayland Avenue Laid out alongside Withdean Woods, within the Withdean Estate, in 1901 by Jenkinson & White, architects in Westminster, as far as Dyke Road Place. Extended and mostly built after World War II, during which the northern section was used as allotments, for which land on the then north-east side was bought by Brighton Borough Council from Mrs Ada Eleanor Rogers on 24 June 1937 2 and from T J Braybon Estates Ltd on 26 September 19385. Plans were prepared by Brighton Engineer's Department in 1937 under the Restriction of Ribbon Development Act 19353. Part numbered 8 July 1950 and 7 February 19571.
      49, 51, 53 were built by Fieldrose Properties on part of the former garden of 44 Dyke Road Avenue.
      71 was built at the north-east end of the garden of 50 Dyke Road Avenue.
      95 Wayland Cottage was built before 1951.
      Withdean Woods Local Nature Reserve land was bought by Brighton Borough Council from Elizabeth Caroline Colebrook Gordon Curwen on 20 December 19384.
1ESRO DB/D/27/290
2ESRO BH/G/2/216
3ESRO DB/D/84/2/4434 (17 June 1937), ESRO DB/D/84/2/4696 (15 Nov 1937)
4ESRO BH/G/2/218
5ESRO BH/G/2/217
Wayland Heights Created on the rear gardens of 48-50 Dyke Road Avenue in the 1990s.
Wayside, Westdean Numbered 7 January 19651. 1ESRO DB/D/27/419
Weald Avenue, Hove  
Welbeck Avenue, Hove Portland estate. Welbeck Abbey is the seat of the Dukes of Portland.
Welesmere Road, Rottingdean Numbered 6 September 19561. 1ESRO DB/D/27/328
Wellesbourne The river that ran down to the sea where the Palace Pier now stands, was diverted in 1792 into a culvert beneath Old Steine and what became Grand Junction Road. The river, which could dry up during the summer, created a boggy area in the low lying parts where the gardens are now. It can still cause flooding in Patcham.
Wellington Place Built during 1810s next to Blucher Place off the upper section of Upper Russell Street. The Duke of Wellington (1769 1852) had been the hero of the recently ended Napoleonic Wars. Number of properties in 1822: 8. No properties listed in Ke1947. Ba1822–Ke1947
Wellington Road, Copperas Gap, Portslade Built 1850s. Renumbered 20 April 18811.
      16, Balchin Court, opened 11 September 2013, was the first council housing built in the city for 30 years. The 15-homes block replaced 'outdated' sheltered housing. Named after tenants' representative Brian Balchin.
      8-9 was the home of Edward Vaughan Hyde Kenealy QC MP from 1852 to 1874.
      27 was the home of equestrian performer and circus proprietor John Frederick Ginnett (1825-1892). When he died here he owned The Eden Theatre in North Road, Brighton, the Hippodrome theatres in Belfast and Torquay and 274 horses. He is buried in Woodvale Cemetery in Lewes Road in a mausoleum topped with a statue of a horse.
      Baltic Wharf.
1ESRO DB/D/27/192
Wellington Street   1861
Wellington Terrace   1861
Wellington Villas   1861
Wentworth Street

¶ East Cliff conservation area.
Formerly known as New Steine Street, the service street for New Steine itself; the east side is mainly the back of New Steine.
      2 is faced with mathematical tiles.
      8 is faced with mathematical tiles (?)
      10 Journalist and novelist Nancy Spain (1917-1964) rented the house for a short time in 1957 to write a book. She earlier attended Roedean School. She had around that time been the defendant in a libel case brought by Evelyn Waugh.
WEST BLATCHINGTON 'Blaecca's western farmstead' (OE Blaeccing tun), one of two holdings some distance apart owned by Blaecca (the other was East Blatchington, near Seaford). This trackway settlement developed around the crossing of roads between Hangleton and Preston, Portslade and Patcham. The parish covers an area from Toad's Hole to the northern boundary of Aldrington. The remains of a Roman villa were discovered in 1818 about 400 yards north-west of the parish church. The manor is thought to have been held in the last 13th century by Earl Warenne, who gave the church to the monks of Lewes Priory; by 1412 it was in the possession of Richard Weyvile and became known as Blatchington-Wayfield, who had been in the area for at least 200 years by then. A century later it was held by the Crown as part of the manor of Falmer and by 1535 was owned by Lord Bergavenny, in whose family it remained until the modern era, the lord of the manor being the Marquess of Abergavenny. In 1835 West Blatchington comprised a single large farm. In 1828 the area was transferred from Steyning East Rural District and divided, 130 acres joining the County Borough of Brighton, the remaining 643 acres being added to the Borough of Hove.
West Brighton Station Former name (July 1879-October 1894) for Hove Station.
West Cliff Former name for King's Road between Russell Street and Ship Street.
West Court Off West Street. 1826
West Drive

¶ Queens Park conservation area.
Western boundary of Queen's Park (cf, East Drive, North Drive, South Avenue). Formerly included the section of Albion Hill between here and Queen's Park Road. Renumbered 27 January 19271.
      30 Pennant Lodge was said to have been built in 1851 for solicitor Charles Freshfield. However, it was probably built several years earlier as a Lady Emma Pennant was one of only two householders who lived in Queen's Park c1845-46. It was later used as a nursing home but fell into disuse and became derelict until incorporated into
      Queen's Park Villas, a development with additional buildings of flats and offices in 1985. Grade II listed2.
      31 was designed by local architects Morgan Carn in 2015.
      Queen's Park Gate was designed by Sir Charles Barry in 1829 but rebuilt in 1890 to mark the presentation of Queen's Park to the town.
1ESRO DB/D/27/177
2HE 1381095
West Drive, Coldean Former name of Rushlake Road between Lewes Road and Forest Road.
West Hill Place

¶ West Hill conservation area.
West Hill Road

¶ West Hill conservation area.
to Hodson's Mill. 1861.
      Providence Chapel was designed by Charles E Hewitt and built in 1894-96, replacing an earlier chapel of 1874. It was originally the St Nathaniel Reformed Episcopal Church and then the Nathaniel Church of the Free Church of England. In 1965 the congregation from Providence Chapel in Church Street moved here.
      9-13 are known as 1-5 Mill Row
West Hill Street

¶ West Hill conservation area.
West Junction Road   1851
West Street

¶ Old Town conservation area (45-81 consecutive).
(A2010). Western boundary of the original town; 95 houses by 1776, another 51 added by 1795. Numerous courts and yards with low-grade housing developed along the west of the street in the late 18th and early 19th century. Number of properties in 1822: 82. West side was renumbered 11 October 19381.
      †1 West Street Brewery site was bought by Brighton Borough Council from Sir Oswald Stoll on 28 November 1929, with the land on which SS Brighton was built7.
      †9 King's Head, previously the George Inn, is where Charles II stayed the night prior to his escape to France in October 1651. In 1901 the landlord was Sam Dalton, a music hall artiste who appeared in several films made in Hove by James Williamson. The building was demolished in 1933 to make way for the construction of
      †SS Brighton, the swimming pool, which opened on 29 June 1934. In October 1935 it became a sports stadium with a highly popular ice skating rink. By the early 1960s it was briefly re-branded as Brighton Palladium, after its acquisition by the Rank Organisation in 1962. It was demolished in 1965 and the site was derelict (bare-earth car park) for 24 years. A hotel now occupies the site.
      †10-18 were demolished in 1933.
      20-22a on the south corner of Regency Road, was designed by H E Mendelssohn and built in 1938. Known as National House, it is now a J D Wetherspoon pub called the Bright Helm.
      27 (old numbering) was the Novelty Electric Theatre cinema (1911-1913).
      †31. Bunkers Hill was off here.
      32 Phoenix Building, also known as Phoenix House, was built for the Phoenix Assurance Company and has housed several other insurance companies, including Legal & General, Equity & Law and the Woolwick Equitable Building Society.
      33 Atlas Chambers was designed by Clayton & Black in a classical style after the widening of West Street and built for the Atlas Assurance Company. It has housed a number of companies in the financial sector.
      37 Bostel House is named after sanitary engineer and surveyor Daniel Thomas Bostel (1836-1916), whose Bostel Bros business was at 18-19 Duke Street.
      †58. Chuter's Gardens was off here.
      †59 was the Academy Cinema (1911-1973).
      †65. Ashby's Court was off here.
      †70-71 Willow Cottages was off here.
      †76 was the Brighton & Hove Lying-in Institution, Hospital & Dispensary for Diseases of Women & Children in the late 19th century.
      †77 is Grade II listed2.
      †78 was the home of Henry Thrale, the London brewer and town commissioner in Brighton, who, with his wife Hester, entertained the literati of the day, including Fanny Burney (1752-1840) and Dr Samuel Johnson. The 18th century post, originally part of a fence of seven posts with chains between, on the pavement between 77 and 78 is Grade II listed 3. Regency Society plaque on no 77.
      †78 was the Grand Concert Hall, opened in 1868, designed by Horatio N Goulty and capable of seating 3,000, with room for 400 orchestra and other performers6. It was later the Grand Picture Palace (1911-1918), then briefly The Coliseum (1919) before becoming Sherry's Dance Hall in 1920. In 1954-63 it was listed as Ritz Roller Rink (Sherry's) Ltd. It has had various names since (eg, Ritz Amusements, Crystal Room, Pink Coconut, HedKandi). The site runs through to Middle Street. Demolished 2021.
      Chapel House 1851.
      Church of St Paul was designed by Richard Cromwell Carpenter and built by George Cheesman4. It opened on 18 October 1848, the first church commissioned by Rev Henry Michell Wagner, vicar of Brighton 1824-1870. Wagner's son, Rev A D Wagner, was the church's first perpetual curate and then vicar. It replaced a Bethel Chapel of 1830 that was built to minister to the fishing community. The design followed the precepts of the Anglo-Catholic Oxford Movement. The tower and spire were added by Richard Herbert Carpenter in 1873-75, while the 1887 narthex and fishermen's institute were by George Frederick Bodley, as was the covered entrance way, the latter remodelled in 1937 by John Leopold Denman. The stained glass replicates designed by Pugin that were reconstituted in 1990-1992. Grade II* listed5.
1ESRO DB/D/27/50
2HE 1381096
3HE 1381097
4Harrison & North: 59
5HE 1381098
6Building News, 1867-06-14:415
7ESRO BH/G/2/197
West Street, Portslade  
West Street, Rottingdean  
West Street Court At 9/10 West Street. 1851-1899
West Street Lane Co1799
West Way, Hangleton
Westbourne Gardens, Hove Formerly called Upper Westbourne Villas. Westbourne is the name of a (now underground) stream that runs towards the sea around here.
Westbourne Grove, Hove Mews at 85 Westbourne Gardens, formerly known as Westbourne Mews. Ke1947——
Westbourne Mews, Hove Former name of Westbourne Grove until the 1940s. Ke1930—Ke1938
Westbourne Mews, Hove Former name of Westbourne Place south of the north-east corner.. Pa1886—To1899
Westbourne Place, Hove

¶ Pembroke and Princes conservation area (all east side except 15-35 off and adjacent garage blocks).
¶ Sackville Gardens conservation area (west side: 2-36 even; north.east side: 1-35 odd and garages).
The name was originally used for only the northern east-west section, the rest being called Westbourne Mews. Properties on the west side are in a double row and were built for and occupied by fly proprietors, for which the large doors on the street side opened onto yards with accommodation behind. Pa1882——
Westbourne Street, Hove
Westbourne Terrace, Hove The land was conveyed by George Gallard to the Sussex Universal and Equitable Land Society Ltd in 18821. 1ESRO ACC 11225
Westbourne Villas, Aldrington

¶ Sackville Gardens conservation area.
Land here was conveyed by George Gallard to the Sussex Universal and Equitable Land Society Ltd in 18821. Mostly three-storey terraced villas0. Soem of the earliest flat conversions were here: no 51 (1921)2, no 54 (1927)3.
      2 was the Aldrington Estate Office and office of the Aldrington Estate Water Company.
1ESRO ACC 11225
2ESRO DO/C/6/4659
3ESRO DO/C/6/6338
Westdene Could mean 'Western valley' (OE denu) but actually a developers' naming. The estate was originally designated in the agreement between the developers, Braybons, the land owners and Brighton Corporation as Withdean Estate West.
Westdene Drive, Westdene Numbered 2 March 1961, supplementary numbering 31 May 19621. 1ESRO DB/D/27/386
Westergate Road, Moulsecoomb Westergate is a village near CHichester in West Sussex.  
Western Buildings/Cottages   1826-1851
Western Esplanade, Hove

¶ Pembroke and Princes conservation area (bowling greens pavilion, round shelter no 1 lawn).
¶ Sackville Gardens conservation area (lawns and gardens).
Formerly known as Aldrington Beach Bungalows and Hove Seaside Villas. Informally known as Milionaires' Row.
      1a The Narrow House is an infill in the row, designed by Sanei Hopkins in 2014.
Western Place, Brighton Formerly 131-140 Western Road, Brighton. Number of properties in 1822: 9. Ba1822–Fo1861
Western Place, Hove Former name of the section of Western Road between Holland Road and St John's Road. One listing and 'several other houses unoccupied' in Fo1864. Numbered as 64-80 Western Road, Hove [qqv] by 1895.
Western Road, Brighton

¶ Clifton Hill conservation area (115, 116, 116a, 117-129 consecutive).
¶ Regency Square conservation area (29-114 consecutive).
(B2066). Named after the landowning Western family: Thomas Western owned Preston manor from 1712 to 1754. South side as far as Castle Street and the north side as far as Hampton Place were built 1810s, west of there on both sides in the 1820s. Numbered consecutively along the south side from east to west and then back along the north side. Section between Montpelier Road and Norfolk Road renumbered 7 July 18821. The road was widened in 1933-34.
      A local inquiry was held in February 1929 into compulsort purchase of properties to allow for road widening9.
      35 was the residence of Magnus Volk and Sarah Volk (née Maynard) c18512.
      79-80 Midland Bank (now HSBC) was built 1905 and is attributed to the architect Thomas Bostock Whinney. Now a coffee house. Grade II listed3.
      86 former National Westminster Bank was designed by Palmer & Holden dates from 1925 and is Grade II listed4 with the low wall into Sillwood Street. Grade II listed10.
      95-96, including 1-3 Western Terrace, were designed by Amon Wilds and C A Busby and built 1822-1825. Originally called Priory Lodge and The Gothic House, they were converted to shops early in the 20th century, first as part of Plummer Roddis department store, then Debenhams and later a video rental shop and a series of short-lived restaurants. Grade II listed5.
      103, 105 were bow-fronted houses, built early 19th century and later converted to shop use. No 105 may have been two houses, one on Western Road, the other behind it in Bedford Place. Grade II listed6.
      108 was also early 19th century, later converted to a shop. Grade II listed7.
      130 was converted from a shop to a cinema, the Electric Bioscope, which opened on 13 January 1909, the first permanent cinema in the town. It expanded into 128 and became the Queen's Electric Theatre the following year, the Queen's Picture Theatre in 1915, the Picturedrome in 1919, the Scala Cinema in 1922, the Regal Cinema in 1932, the Curzon Kinema in 1936 and finally the Classic Cinema from 1975 until its closure in 1979. Waitrose supermarket now occupies the site.
      135 Codrington Mansions takes the name from Codrington Terrace, which was here. (See also 5 Medina Villas.)
      140 was the home of Admiral Sir Edward Codrington (1770-1851), who fought at the Battles of Trafalgar and Navarino.
      149 Mitre House. Numbered 25 April 1935 and 25 July 19358.
      157-162 was for many years Boots the Chemists. An earlier Boots shop was demolished in the road widening.
      169-174 was built in English moderne (art deco) style in 1931, originally for British Home Stores, and is currently Primark.
      † 178 is where the Brighton Hospital for Sick Children opened in 1868. Primark is now on the site.
      202-211 Imperial Arcade building was designed by local architects Clayton & Black in 1923-24 in English moderne (art deco) style and built on the site of the North Street Brewery. It was remodelled in 1934 by Garrett & Son.
      † 203a was the photographic studio of William Friese Greene from 1905 to c1913 and served as the business address of his two ventures, the Original Cinematograph Company Ltd and Natural Photography Studio Ltd, the company developing colour cinematography.
      Hampton Lodge. 1851.
      Toll House. 1851.
1ESRO DB/D/27/265
2ESRO ACC8745/66
3HE 1381099
4HE HE 1381100
5HE 1381101
6HE 1381102, 1381103
7HE 1381104
8ESRO DB/D/27/12
9ESRO DB/A/1/4
Western Road, Hove

¶ Brunswick Town conservation area (1-81, 82-134).
(B2066). Properties were renumbered c1892/93.
      20 is attributed to Wilds and Busby, built 1824-1830. Grade II listed1.
      30A, 31B, 31C are Grade II listed2 with 2-8 Brunswick Place.
      39 The Freemasons. The pub was originally built in 1871 for C H (Charles Henry) Gausden, proprietor of the Royal Brunswick cricket ground in Hove (see Third Avenue and Fourth Avenue) and probably the second heaviest cricketer ever at 22 stone 10 lbs (145 kg) in 1847. The restaurant was added in 1928 by John Leopold Denman for the Kemp Town Brewery (the name is in mosaic lettering) in a contrasting art deco style, with Masonic imagery in the decoration. Grade II listed4.
      44-47 are Grade II listed5 with 2-48 Lansdowne Place.
      Pillar box at the south-west corner of the junction with Lansdowne Place bears the VR royal cipher.
      55 was the chemist's/photographic business of cinema pioneer James Williamson (1855-1933), moved from 144 Church Road, from September 1898 until 1904. From 1905 to c1910 it was the photographic dealer shop of Sanders & Crowhurst (from 1908 Crowhurst alone). Crowhurst was Williamson's son-in-law.
      55-59. William Hill's drapery store was at no 58 from 1839, expanding over the years into adjacent premises until it occupied 55-59 by 1910. The premises were rebuilt in 1933. Now separate shops.
      62-63 The Wick public house was built in 1873 to replace a previous thatched pub that had been on the site for a considerable time associated with an early cricket ground known in the 1940s as Jem Nye's Ground. Grade II listed6.
      64-80 were formerly known as Western Place, renumbered with Western Road by 1895.
      64 Premises of the Hove Banking Company and the final Brighton home of Amy Sedgwick (Mrs Charles Goostry). Known as Bank Lodge in 1881. By 1895 it had become the London and County Bank. Now a restaurant.
      68-72 and 71a were built c1865 as a row of shops, mostly retaining the original shop fronts, effectively being the ground floor of 17 Palmeira Square. Grade II listed7.
      69 see 120.
      73-76 and 73a were built c1865 as a row of shops, all retaining the original shop fronts, effectively being the ground floor of 18 Palmeira Square. Grade II listed8.
      79,80 believed to be designed by Charles Nye.
Palmeira House      82 Palmeira House was designed by Thomas Lainson & Son. It was best known as Maple's store and before that Hill's, dated 1873 on the corner with Lansdowne Street, although built originally as a hotel in the previous decade. The date is when the building was taken over by the Hove Co-operative Supply Association as Palmeira Stores. Now a supermarket and antiques emporium9. Grade II listed10.
      86-87 has the original shopfronts. Grade II listed11.
      88-90 are Grade II listed12 with 59-127 Lansdowne Place.
      99-100 have the original shop fronts.
      107-109 are Grade II listed13 with 9-69 Brunswick Place; 107 has the original shop front.
      110 is Grade II14 listed with 10-70 Brunswick Place.
      111 (formerly 65) was the first Turkish bath opended in Brighton and Hove by Dr A D M Toulmin c1792. It closed by the time the Hammam Turkish baths opened in West Street in 1865.
      120 (formerly 69) was the photographic studio of the partnership of Esmé Collings and cinema pioneer William Friese Greene (1855-1921) from 1887. It remained Esmé Collings' studio following his break-up with Friese Greene (see also 20 Middle Street and 203a Western Road, Brighton), from 1888 until c.1916. Collings was the first local film-maker with a brief career in 1896-97 (see also 13 Alexandra Villas and 59 Dyke Road).
      124, 126 are Grade II listed3 with 1-30 Brunswick Road/
      Bank House, north side. 1881.
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9Lyons: 22
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14HE 1298669
Western Street

¶ Regency Square conservation area.
Built 1810s.
      Embassy Court see King's Road, Hove.
      5 is Grade II listed1.
      14 Everton Place was here.
      31 is Grade II listed2.
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2HE 1381103
Western Terrace

¶ Regency Square conservation area.
Built 1831. Amon Henry Wilds built the terrace and lived here.
      1-3 are Grade II listed1 with 95-96 Western Road, Brighton.
      4-7a are Grade II listed2 with Sillwood Hall (see Montpelier Road).
      8a was formerly a mid-19th-century coach house. Grade II listed3.
      9 Western Pavilion was the home of Amon Henry Wilds, which he designed and built 1827-28. Plaque. Grade II* listed4.
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Westfield Avenue, Saltdean Bungalows. Numbered 1 September 19551. 1ESRO DB/D/27/326
Westfield Avenue North, Saltdean Continuation of Westfield Avenue on the north side of the green. Bungalows. Supplementary numbering 7 June 1960 and 3 January 19621. 1ESRO DB/D/27/374
Westfield Avenue South, Saltdean Continuation of Westfield Avenue on the south side of the green. Bungalows Numbered 1 September 19551. 1ESRO DB/D/27/326
Westfield Close Numbered 1 May 19471. 1ESRO DB/D/27/274
Westfield Crescent, Withdean. Named 5 April 19381. Renumbered 1 May 1947 and 31 January 19522. 1ESRO DB/D/27/41
2ESRO DB/D/27/273
Westfield Gardens A garden approached by an alley at 109 King's Road and also accessible from Queensbury Mews and St Margaret's Place. A house called Westfield Lodge was nearby at 112 King's Road. It was lost when the Metropole Hotel was built. 1851-54
Westmeston Avenue, Saltdean Numbered 2 March 19611. 1ESRO DB/D/27/387
Westway Close, Mile Oak Cul-de-sac off Westway Gardens.  
Westway Gardens, Mile Oak  
Wharf Road, Hove  
Wheatfield Way, Moulsecoomb  
Whichelo Place The Whichelo family were local brewers and landowners. Street numbered 20 April 18812, when it was first listed with the spelling Wichelo1, which did not change until 1887.
      1a is a back development of a highly-insulated timber-frame 'Eco Homes' bungalow designed by Simon Atkins of Abir Architects and built in 2007. It has won several architectural and environmental awards.
      75-79 (odd) were built by Charles Banks c18803.
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Whipping Post Lane, Rottingdean

¶ Rottingdean conservation area.
Renamed from East Lane 27 July 1933 and 9 November 19331.
      Whipping Post House dates from the 18th century. Grade II listed2.
1ESRO DB/D/27/26
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Whippingham Road From Hartington Road to Elm Grove. Numbered 15 September 18861; renumbering proposed by Mr Friend 10 March 1891 and 20 August 1898 and renumbered 18 August 1898 (southern or western side)2 and 16 July 19033. 1ESRO DB/D/27/263
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3ESRO DB/D/27/106
White Street Built commercially 1895-99 to designs by Francis May, borough surveyor, on the site of slum housing inThomas Street, Chesterfield Street, Cumberland Street and Derby Place (see also Blaker Street). Named after Cllr Edward White, chairman of the Brighton Corporation Sanitary Committee. Numbered 4 February 18971.
      Six houses towards the south-eastern end were destroyed by bombing on 18 September 1940 with the loss of 11 lives.
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Whitecross Street

¶ North Laine conservation area (1-2 Whitecross Buildings).
WHITEHAWK (also as two words). Hilly area east of Brighton. First recorded 1587 as White Hawke Hill; site of neolithic camp on a downland causeway. One possible derivation of the name is from wied ac, meaning 'holy oak' and suggesting Druidical associations1. White Hawk Fair was traditionally held on the Down above the Sussex County Hospital on the first Sunday in August2.
      Low density council housing was built in 1933-1937 to re-house people from Carlton Hill slums (for which South Moulsecoomb had originally been intended). All the 1,200 houses had gardens. The area developed a reputation for social problems from the 1960s onward.
      The layout of the area was substantially altered from 1975, the longer roads being cleared to make way for clusters of housing in cul-de-sacs, increasing the number of houses to 1,400. It continued to be one of the most deprived areas in the country.
1Rev Edward Turner: 'On the military earthworks of the Southdowns' in Sussex Archaeological Collections Vol III (London: John Russell Smith, 1850)
2Frederick Ernest Sawyer: 'Sussex folk-lore and customs connected with the seasons' in Sussex Archaeological Collections, vol 33 (Lewes: H W Wolff, 1883)
Whitehawk Close, Whitehawk  
Whitehawk Crescent, Whitehawk Part numbered 11 June 19801. 1ESRO DB/D/27/445
Whitehawk Hill Road District name, although the road is some way west of the district itself, leading to a neolithic camp site.
Whitehawk Road Boundary stone from the 19th century bearing the letters BP at the corner of Roedean Road is Grade II listed1. Numbered 1 June 19332.
      1-40 were designed by Samuel Denman for William Henry Hallett; planning application dated 26 July 18803.
      Robert Lodge South comprises nine one-bedroom flats, opened March 2016, on the site of the former Manor Place Housing Office.
      Robert Lodge North—see Manor Way.
      Kite Place is two five-storey blocks of 57 council flats—the smaller eastern block is in Findon Road. It was built on the site of the former Whitehawk Library (demolished 2012) by Westridge Construction and opened in May 2018. It was shortlisted for 'best affordable housing scheme' in the Inside Housing Development Awards 2018.
      Hobby Place is two three-storey blocks of 29 council flats on previously empty site, opened on 19 October 2018.
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3The Keep DB/D/7/1880
Whitehawk Way Part numbering 3 August 1983, 18 August 1983 and September 19841, 6 January 1988, 12 January 1990, 21 March 1990, 13 June 19912.
      St Cuthman's Church, also known as the Children's Church, was designed by J L Denman in red brick with a pantiled roof. It opened in 1952, replacing a church that was destroyed by wartime bombing on 16 August 1943.
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Whitethorn Drive, Westdene Revised numbering 3 November 19601. ESRO DB/D/27/381
Whiteway Lane, Rottingdean

¶ Rottingdean conservation area (Whiteway Community Centre, Our Lady of Lourdes Church, St Margaret's CofE School).
      Former studio in the school grounds was designed c1920 by Sir Edwin Lutyens for lawyer Sir George Lewis. Grade II listed1. 1HE 1381111
Whittingehame Gardens, Surrenden Named 4 August 1965, numbered 24 November 19661. ESRO DB/D/27/436
Wick, The Area to the north of the Brunswick Estate, where Furze Hill now stands. Here was Wick House, the home of Sir Isaac Lyon Goldsmid, and Wick Hall, where Major Way resided.
WICK BOTTOM East Brighton Golf Course (see Roedean Road) is here.
WICK ESTATE, Hove Owned by the Stapley family from the mid 16th century until 1701, the land was then bought by John Scutt of Brighthelmstone, whose great-grandson, Rev Thomas Scutt sold it to Sir Isaac Lyon Goldsmid in 1830. Goldsmid commission architect Decimus Burton to plan an estate of housing to be named after Queen Adelaide. As well as Goldsmid, his family gave various names to roads in the area: Davigdor, Isabel, Julian, Osmond, Palmeira, Somerhill. The principal architect for later buillding was Thomas Lainson
Wick Estate. Woodingdean Comprises Baywood Gardens, Channel View Road, Downsview Avenue, Farmhill, Helena Road, Holtview Road, Ivor Road, McWilliam Road, Midway Road, Rosebery Avenue, Seaview Road, Vernon Avenue, Warren Avenue and Warren Rise.
Wick Lane Name until 1834 of Lansdowne Place.
Wick Road Name until the 1850s of Montpelier Place and Lansdowne Road. Fo1848–Fo1850
1850 map
Wick Street   1826
Wickhurst Close, Portslade Cul-de-sac off Wickhurst Road.  
Wickhurst Rise, Portslade  
Wickhurst Road, Portslade  
Widdicombe Way, Moulsecoomb Numbered 28 January 19321.
      12 was the home of the prolific playwright and screenwriter Constance Cox (1912-1998).
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Wigmore Close, Hollingbury Cul-de-sac off Horton Road.  
Wilbury Avenue, Hove The name is believed to derive from the Wiltshire village whence came one of the first purchasers of a building plot on the Stanford estate.
Wilbury Crescent, Hove 7 Wilbury CrescentFollows the curve of the Cliftonville Spur of the LB&SCR. Renumbered 1925.
      7 was the home, designed in 1903 by Denman & Matthew1 of the artists Charles H H Burleigh, his wife Averil Burleigh and their daughter Veronica Burleigh. The house, with a north-light top-floor studio, was built for the Burleighs in the 1920s. Several of his paintings are in Brighton Art Gallery, including one of the interior. Another artist, Albert Williams (1922-2010) later occupied the house.
Image: 'The Burleigh Family Taking Tea at Wilbury Crescent, Hove' (c1947) [Geffrye Museum of the Home]
1ESRO DO/C/6/2483 (17 Nov 1903)
Wilbury Gardens, Hove
Wilbury Grange, Hove See Wilbury Road.
Wilbury Grove, Hove

¶ Willett Estate conservation area.
Mews. Formerly Wilbury Stables.
Wilbury Lodge, Hove See Wilbury Road.
Wilbury Mansions, Hove Off Wilbury Villas.
Wilbury Road, Hove

¶ The Drive conservation area (Vicarage).
¶ Willett Estate conservation area (all except Vicarage).
Under construction c1877/78.
      †Melrose Hall was built on former Rigden Farm land. It was lent by Major Frank Johnson towards the end of WW1 as a convalescent home for New Zealand nursing sisters, with 30 patients and a staff of 10.5 It was put up for sale in 1927. The site is now occupied by
      Harewood Court, a block of 104 flats designed by Denman & Son for the Royal Masonic Benevolent Institution7.
      22 All Saint's Vicarage was designed by J L Pearson for Rev Thomas Peacey in 1883. Grade II listed1, as are its garden wall and gate pillars8.
      44 (Wilbury Lawn) was designed by J L Ball of Birmingham in Queen Anne Revival style for Colonel S Wishart. Grade II listed2.
      68 was the final home of Sir Walter Frederick Miéville KCMG FRGS (1855-1929), formerly President of the Egyptian Maritime and Quarantine Board of Health3, who died here.4
      Wilbury Grange was designed by Joseph Hill and built in 1937-38 on the former Rigden's Farm land6. A flat here was the last home of Jack Platt (1922-2005), regarded as one of the greatest pantomime dames.
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2HE 1033374
3Plantagenet Roll: 416
4The Times, obituary, 30 January 1929: 19c
5private correspondence
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7ESRO DC/O/6/12808 22 Mar 1947
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Wilbury Stables, Hove Former name of Wilbury Grove.
Wilbury Villas, Hove James Williamson's film Our New Errand Boy (1905) was shot here.
      5 covenant dated 9 November 18981.
      22 covenant December 19002.
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Wild Park  
Wild Park Close, West Moulsecoomb Two- and three-storey terraces of council houses on the Bates Estate. numbered in continuation from Thorndean Road and four later three-storey houses individually numbered. Ke1956—
Wilfrid Road, Hove St Wilfrid (634-709) is the patron saint of Sussex. There are churches dedicated to him all over the county, including the one in Elm Grove.
Wilkinson Close, Rottingdean Late 20th century cul-de-sac off Falmer Road.
Willett's Lane An early name for Duke Street.
William Clarke Park Created on a landfill site that had been a deep cutting for the Kemp Town Branch Line of the London Brighton & South Coast Railway.
William Street Built c1815 and originally named North Steyne Street but soon re-named after the then Duke of Clarence, later William IV. Number of properties in 1822: 65. Terraces of lower-ground floor and three storeys above. Houses on the east side were demolished 1935-361.
      Brighton County Court opened 23 October 1985.
      †16 had an ice house 18542.
      †55 was an early childhood home of (Ernest John) Anson Dyer (1876-1962), England's leading animator between the wars.
1James Gray
2R G Martin: 'Ice Houses and the Commercial Ice Trade in Brighton' in Sussex Industrial History no 14: 21
Willingdon Road, Bevendean
Willow Cottages Between 70 and 71 West Street. 1861-99
Wilmington Close Renumbered 1 May 19471. 1ESRO DB/D/27/272
Wilmington Parade, Patcham  
Wilmington Way, Withdean Named 5 April 19381. Numbered 23 January 19362 and 25 March 19373. Parts numbered 3 April 19474. 1ESRO DB/D/27/41
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Wilson Avenue       East Brighton Park, covering 60 acres, is on land acquired by Brighton Council in 1913 and landscaped in 1925. Part numbering April 1958, 4 December 1958 and 19 November 19591; part numbering 5 October 1961 and supplementary numnbering 3 March 19662. 1ESRO DB/D/27/364
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Winchester Street  
Wincombe Road  
Windlesham Avenue

¶ Clifton Hill conservation area (Vernon Court).
Built early 1900s. Originally part of Clifton Hill, renamed and renumbered 26 March 19071. 1ESRO DB/D/27/134
Windlesham Close, Portslade

¶ Portslade conservation area (21a).
Windlesham Gardens Built early 1900s. Renumbered 29 September 19291.
      3 was the residence of Alderman Hugh Milner Black 1913-1950.
      13 was the vicarage for St Michael & All Angels Church.
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Windlesham Road

¶ Clifton Hill conservation area (New Sussex Hospital).
Built early 1900s. Renumbered 3 September 19031 and 26 September 19292.
      Temple Heights (formerly Windlesham House), on the corner of Temple Gardens, built in 1834-35, was formerly the New Sussex Hospital for Women and Children. (See also Furze Hill Road.)
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Windmill Estate, Hove Area bounded by Nevill Avenue, Holmes Avenue and Hangleton Road, incororpating Windmill Close, Fallowfield Crescent, Meadway Crescent and Tudor Close. The estate was designed by John Leopold Denman, built 1937-1951 and includes St Peter's Church and the immediately adjacent shopping parade and Grenadier PH in Hangleton Road.
Windmill Close, Hove Cul-de-sac adjacent to West Blatchington Windmill.
Windmill Drive, Westdene Numered 31 May 1962, renumbered 4 June 19641.
      Patcham Mill (also known as Waterhall Mill and Ballard's Mill) was built between February 1884 and February 1885, the tower by a local builder called Hubbard, the mill machinery by J W Holloway & Son of Shoreham. It was the last mill built in Sussex and remained in use until 1924. During World War II it was used by the Home Guard. It has been a private residence since the 1960s.
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Windmill Street (formerly Lennox Terrace). The Clifton Mill was moved here in 1837 from Clifton Terrace; it was demolished in 1862. (See also Lennox Street.) Consecutive numbering from Sussex Street on the north-west side, returning on the south-east side.
      18-23 were built by Carson, planning application dated 17 November 18901.
      24-29 were built by Hampton for Holloway & Fieldus, planning application dated 9 November 18802.
      30-37 were built by Carson, planning application dated 17 November 18901.
      38-43 were built by Hampton for Holloway & Fieldus, planning application dated 9 November 18802.
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Windmill Terrace Built in 1890 on land formerly part of Chates Farm.
Windmill View, Patcham Constructed c.1994 on the site of the former Patcham Fawcett Secondary School for Boys' (see Ladies Mile Road).
Windsor Close, Hove Cul-de-sac off Queen Victoria Avenue.
      Goldstone Court is a development of three- and four-storey apartment blocks faced by stand-alone garages. It is on the site of the once isolated Toad's Hole settlement.
Windsor Street

¶ North Laine conservation area (43-46 consecutive).
      † 21 was a recruitment office during the First World War (otherwise a DSA employment office).
      †Adulam Chapel, in a twitten on the west side, built by John Austin, a member of the Providence Chapel in Church Street, in 1840 for a Welsh sect of calvinistic Methodists that objected to such things as the theatre. It closed in 1880 after a fire but was not demolished until 1920 when the Regent Cinema was built on the site.
      • See also Unicorn Yard and stables.
Windsor Terrace Built c1830.
      Dispensary. 1851.
Windsor Terrace Cottages   [1851]
Winfield Avenue, Patcham  
Winfield Close, Mile Oak Cul-de-sac off Broomfield Drive.  
Winfield Close, Patcham Cul-de-sac off Upper Winfield Avenue. Named 2 September 19651 1ESRO DB/D/27/435
Winton Avenue, Saltdean Numbered 1 November 19621. 1ESRO DB/D/27/406
Wish Road       45 was a second home of social reformer Dame Henrietta Octavia Weston Barnett (née Rowland), who created the idea for Hampstead Garden Suburb and whose husband, Samuel Augustus Barnett (1844-1913) founded Toynbee Hall. They are buried at St Helen's Church, Hangleton Way. Plaque.
      †Wish Cottage was demolished in 1927.
Wiston Road, Whitehawk Part numbered 13 June 1991 and August 19911. 1ESRO DB/D/27/446
Wiston Road South, Whitehawk Northward continuation of Wiston Road.  
Wiston Way, Whitehawk Numbered 12 Jnuary 1990 and August 19911. 1ESRO DB/D/27/446
Withdean 'Wihta's valley' (OE Wihtan dene). Recorded 1091 as Wictedene. On Yeakell & Gardner's map of Sussex (1778-1783) it is called Whiting. The manor of Withdean was owned by the Cluniac Priory of St Pancras at Lewes and after the dissolution of the monasteries was surrendered in 1537 to Henry VIII, who gave it to homas Cromwell in 1538 but took it back to become part of the grant given to Anne of Cleves by Henry VIII in 1541. In 1628 into the possession of Thomas Sherley, whose heirs held it until it was sold to William Roe in 1794 by Charles Callis Western.
      The adjacent manor of Withdean Cayliffe (or Kayliffe or Wightden-Kaylyf) was recorded as being held by John de la Bise from Osbert de Kailly (aka Chailley) in 1265. It passed through the Okehurst and Polstead families until 1557-78 when it was conveyed to Brian Annesley and held of the king. Through inheritance, conveyance and division it passed to the Medley and Western families, coming to Thomas Walsingham Western in 1763. He acquired George Medley's moiety and in 1794 sold the whole of the manor to William Roe, who thereby united the two manors.
      Withdean Farm was leased to John and Charles Scrase in 1750 for 21 years at £60pa, renewed in 1770 for a further 21 years at £100pa and in 1792 (by now to William and Thomas Scrase) for 10 years at £228pa.
      Before being incorporated into the borough of Brighton in 1928 this was part of Steyning East Rural District.
      The succession of ownership of the manors (opens in new window).
      The map of the Withdean estate in the 1890s (opens in new window).
Withdean Avenue Part of Withdean Road until separately named as from 17 August 19481.
      The Coach House was present in 1898 and had grounds that extended to Dyke Road Avenue2.
      Missenden Lodge was built in 1908 in vaguely Arts & Crafts style for Thomas Nichols, a builder who retired here, having been in business in Chiswick, West London. Designated until the 1950s as the first house in Dyke Road Avenue, it was designed by George W Newman.
      Ruston Heights apartment block of eight flats was built for the Greenville Homes Group of Guildford in 2008 on the site of a house called Ruston that was previously known as Richmond House (?).
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2OS 1898
Withdean Close Cul-de-sac off Withdean Road. Named and numbered 24 October 19581 1ESRO DB/D/27/2851ESRO DB/D/27/376
Withdean Court Avenue Renamed from Dene Court Avenue 30 July 19361 but numbered 28 May 19312.
      12 was the home of music hall artist Willy Panzer3.
      29 was the home of Sir Robert Gilbert White Grierson of Lag, 10th bt (1883-1957)4.
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3Kelly 1948 p420
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Withdean Crescent Renumbered 30 July 19361. 1ESRO DB/D/27/8
Withdean Drove Formerly Drove Road, The Droveway, The Drove, Hampton's Lane, etc. Renamed thus 26 January 19331 but renamed again as Peacock Lane 27 July 1933 and 9 November 19332. 1ESRO DB/D/27/33
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Withdean Estate East Comprises Beechwood Avenue, Eastfield Close, Fairfield Crescent (renamed Hartfield Crescent), Larkfield Way, Larkfield Close, Northfield Way, Westfield Crescent, Wilmington Way and Woodbourne Avenue. Streets named 5 April 19381. A compulsory purchase order for land was made in 19452 to allow for the creation of a council housing estate. 1ESRO DB/D/27/41
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Withdean Estate West Became known as Westdene. Comprises Barn Rise, Bramble Rise, Copse Hill, Dene Vale, Eldred Avenue, Green Ridge, Highbank, Mill Rise and Redhill Drive. Streets were named on plan 5 April 19381, although the estate was mainly built in the early 1960s. 1ESRO DB/D/27/40
Withdean Park A 38-acre site in Withdean adjacent to London Road, purchased by the borough council as farmland in 1933 to prevent housign development, was opened by Viscount Gage on 28 May 19351. 1The Times, 29 May 1935: 18 (picture)
Withdean Rise Numbered (other than Regency Court) 3 February 1965, Regency Court 1 April 19651.
      Regency Court is on the site of Withdean Court (see London Road).
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Withdean Road Known popularly as Corkscrew Road and Snaky Lane. Before development, about 20m at the southern end was named Hangleton Road and then Tivoli Road. Supplementary numbered 13 August 19561 and 6 September 19562.
      1 was the only house present in 18983.
      40, 42 were designed by Clifton Design Associates in 2007. Construction of 42 featured on Channel Four's Grand Designs programme.
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3ESRO DB/D/27/285
Withdean Woods An area of 2.68 ha (6.62 acres), planted by William Roe and bought from the Withdean estate by Brighton Corporation in 1938 to prevent further housing development.
Withyham Avenue, Saltdean One of several roads named after Sussex Wealden villages. Numbered 7 February 19571. 1ESRO DB/D/27/152
Wivelsfield Road, Saltdean (Dormer) bungalows. Numbered 1 June 19611. 1ESRO DB/D/27/389
Woburn Place Also Wooburn Place. Between Sussex Street and Richmond Street. Number of properties in 1822: 121. Replaced by Milner Flats in 1934. Flats numbered 24 January 19351 Ba1822—
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Woburn Place, Coldean Housing development off Coldean Lane with pedestrian access to Lewes Road.  
Wolseley Road, Coldean       George Humphrey Park, which opened in April 1989, commemorates Councillor George Humphrey, who represented Stanmer ward.
Wolseley Road, Portslade Developed on the western side at the southern end of the east side by Joseph David Barnes. LAter development in mixed styles on the northern east side. Field Marshall Garnet Wolseley, 1st Viscount Wolseley (1833-1913) was commander-in-chief of the Forces 1895-1900 and widely commemorated.
      11-27 are named Jubilee Terrace, so identified on 17-19 with the initials of Joseph David Barnes and the date 1897 in a cartouche.
      29-45 was known as Dinapore Terrace but the name is erased from the cartouche on 33-35, which still bears Barnes' initials and the date 1897.
      29 was a corner shop, now residential.
      47, The Stanley Arms PH dates from 1897.
Wolverstone Drive, Moulsecoomb Formerly part of The Crestway. Numbered 5 September and 5 October 19611. 1ESRO DB/D/27/390
Wood Street   1826-1861
Woodbine Cottages   1826
Woodbourne Avenue, Withdean Named 5 April 19381. Numbered 17 March 19422. Renumbered 17 April 19473 and 1 May 19474. 1ESRO DB/D/27/41
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Woodhouse Close Location not ascertained.
Woodhouse Road, Hove Woodhouse Road craterPortland estate. Mansfield Woodhouse is a manor in Nottinghamshire, part of the estates of the Dukes of Portland. On 30 August 1940 a Hawker Hurricane fighter plane was shot down by a German Messerschmitt and crashed outside 49, creating a deep crater [right], killing the pilot Sgt Dennis Noble and burying the plane. It was assumed that the body was removed but when the site was excavated in 1996 Sgt Noble's remains were found in the fusilage.
Photo: Kent Battle of Britain Museum
Woodingdean District to the north-east of Brighton, incorporated into the borough on 1 April 1928.
Woodingdean Road, Ovingdean Renamed Ovingdean Road 26 April 19341. 1ESRO DB/D/27/19
Woodland Avenue, Hove Takes its name from the Three-Cornered Copse that runs behind the houses on the east side.
Woodland Close, Hove Cul-de-sac off Woodland Avenue.  
Woodland Court Apartment block development off Dyke Road Avenue.  
Woodland Drive, West Blatchington

¶ Engineerium conservation area (Reservoir, Waterworks Cottages 1-4, Boiler and Engine House, cooling pond, coalshed, land to south-east of Engineerium, nursery, miniature railway, pavilion).
¶ Woodland Drive conservation area (56-152 even, Three-Cornered Copse).
Takes its name from the Three-Cornered Copse that runs behind the houses on the west side and formed the western boundary of the Withdean estate.
      British Engineerium is the former Goldstone Pumping Station, built in 1866 for the Brighton Hove and Preston Constant Service Water Supply Company, enlarged by engineers Easton and Amos in 1876 for Brighton Corporation Water Department. A strip of land was bought by Brighton Corporation from the Nevill family to make a footpath to the works on 15 May 19341. Brighton Water Department wanted to demolish the building in 1971. The museum opened on 26 October 1976 after restoration of the building. The boiler and engine house2 and chimney3 are Grade II* listed, the cooling pond and leat (1866)4, the former coal shed5 (1872) and the walls6 are Grade II listed.
      13 was the final home of Lt-Col Cecil Beresford (d 1959), said to have kicked the first football into no man's land at the Battle of Loos in 19157. A 2nd century AD Roman coin (a dupondius of Hadrian) was found here8.
2HE 1187600
3HE 1292285
4HE 1187601
5HE 1210170
6HE 1398616
7Arscott (2002): 92, quoting Brighton and Hove Gazette 1959
8The Keep: MES10611
Woodland Parade, Hove

¶ Designated an Important Local Parade.
Parade of shops set back from Woodland Drive.
Woodland Walk, Ovingdean

¶ Ovingdean conservation area.
Small modern development off Longhill Road.
Woodland Way, Withdean  
Woodlands, Hove Built on land off Dyke Road surrounding Barrowfield Lodge, a (very) large house now converted to flats, along with Elm Close, The Green and Barrowfield Drive.
Woodlands, The, Patcham Numbered 2 March 19541. 1ESRO DB/D/27/317
Woodruff Avenue, Hove Alderman George Baldwin Woodruff was the first mayor of Hove.
Woodside Avenue, Withdean Part numbered 8 July 18521. G W Ashdown applied for planning approval of one house, to be designed/built by Loader & Long, on 15 July 18972. 1ESRO DB/D/27/298
2ESRO DB/D/7/4562
Woodvale Cemetery See Lewes Road.
Woodview Close, Coldean Cul-de-sac off Nanson Road. Named and numbered 3 February 19661. 1ESRO DB/D/27/441
Woollards Way  
Worcester Villas, Hove       9 was the home of cinema pioneer William Friese Greene from c.1907-1913. Borough of Hove plaque.
Wordsworth Street, Hove In the Poet's Corner district, this street is named after poet laureate William Wordsworth (1770-1850).
Wykeham Terrace

¶ Clifton Hill conservation area.
Thirteen houses (numbered 1-12, including 7a), built 1827-1830 in Gothic Revival style.
      1-12 are Grade II listed1.
      7 was the home of actress Dame Flora Robson. Brighton Corporation plaque.
      8 was the home of Sir Roy Strong. The two early-19th-century cast-iron bollards outside are Grade II listed2.
1HE 1381112
2HE 1380459
Wyndham Street

¶ East Cliff conservation area.
Formerly known as Marine Street. The Wyndham family, Earls of Egremont, lived at Petworth House and had estates in Sussex (cf, Egremont Place.)
      1 Wyndham House is dated 1807, inscribed over the doorway. It was a home of actor Frank Finlay for 30 years to 2007.
      1A-2, the old fire station, was built 1865-66 to a red-brick gothic design by Brighton architect/surveyor I Johnson for Henry Hill, a plaque dating the building to 1866, and converted for use as a fire station c1900. Grade II listed1.
      2 was the home of theatrical manager and former actor Charles Macdona in the 1920s.
      7-19, the east side of the street, are Grade II listed2.
1HE 1381113
2HE 1381114
Wynnes Mews, Hove Modern back development behind 87-91 Montgomery Street.

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