© Ms Mary Allison
NOS 1-19 AND ATTACHED WALLS AND RAILINGS, 1-19 ADELAIDE CRESCENT (east side)
HOVE, BRIGHTON AND HOVE, EAST SUSSEX
Ms Mary Allison
31 October 2004
24 March 1950
Date of last amendment:
02 November 1992
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TQ2904SW ADELAIDE CRESCENT
579-1/22/1 (East side)
24/03/50 Nos.1-19 (Consecutive)
and attached walls and railings
(Formerly Listed as:
Terrace forming one of two sides of Crescent.
Designed 1830 as a crescent and Nos 1-10 built 1830-40 as
designed by Decimus Burton, remainder built to a different
ground plan in a simplified design 1850-60 for the same
developer, Isaac Lyon Goldsmid.
Stucco over brick, moulded cornices and strings, rusticated
ground floors, slate roofs.
Cyma curve in plan on sloping site, returned to south with Nos
1-3, No.19 abutting Nos 1-17 Palmeira Square (qv).
Five storeys over basement Nos 19-14, then 4 storeys and 3
storeys with attic, 3-window frontages, square-headed windows
except on ground floor where round-headed, generally sash
windows without glazing bars and French casements to first
floor windows, many blind boxes surviving, continuous
cast-iron balconies, individual balustraded balconies Nos 1-6,
fanlights and sidelights with half-glazed doors. Unlike Nos
20-38 (qv) opposite, there are no porches.
The finest part of the range are the south-facing Nos 1-3;
3-storey plus attic with 4-storey central block, 3:5:3 bays,
centre distinguished by pediment and frieze, balustraded
parapet and heavily moulded, bracketed eaves cornice to outer
bays, attic windows between the brackets, moulded surrounds to
windows, pediments to second, sixth and tenth first floor
windows, others straight entablature carried on console
brackets, individual balustraded balconies, arch-head ground
floor windows with continuous entablature, central entrance
with coved canopy, other entrances in third bays left and
right, panelled doors.
Cast-iron railings returned from entrances along street
frontage with gates to areas.
(Dale A: Fashionable Brighton 1820-1860: 1947-).