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IoE Number: 365478
Photographer: Ms Mary Allison
Date Photographed: 31 October 2004
Date listed: 24 March 1950
Date of last amendment: 02 November 1992
Grade II*

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HOVE TQ2904SW ADELAIDE CRESCENT 579-1/22/1 (East side) 24/03/50 Nos.1-19 (Consecutive) and attached walls and railings (Formerly Listed as: ADELAIDE CRESCENT Nos.1-38 (Consecutive)) GV II* 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-).

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