© Miss Esther Harbour
NOS 1-29 AND ATTACHED RAILINGS, 1-29 BRUNSWICK SQUARE (east side)
HOVE, BRIGHTON AND HOVE, EAST SUSSEX
Miss Esther Harbour
31 July 2004
24 March 1950
Date of last amendment:
02 November 1992
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TQ2904SE BRUNSWICK SQUARE
579-1/23/18 (East side)
24/03/50 Nos.1-29 (Consecutive)
and attached railings
(Formerly Listed as:
Nos.1-33, 33A AND 34-58)
Terrace forming one half of Brunswick Square.
1825-27, minor alterations subsequently. Architects Amon Wilds
and C.A.Busby. Classical style.
Stucco over brick and rubble, moulded strings and cornices,
rusticated ground floors, some rear elevations still faced
with the original bungarouche, or beach pebbles, some with
mansard slate roofs mostly concealed behind parapets.
L-plan on sloping site: short northern range returned to Nos
2-8 Brunswick Place (qv), No.1 abutting the south-facing
terrace Nos 7-19 Brunswick Terrace (qv).
4 and 5 storeys over basement, 3-window frontages; all bow
fronts, apart from Nos 26-29 which are flat, and Nos 12 & 7
are narrower frontages with full-height curved bays; original
cast-iron balconies to first floor.
Variety of detailing, the southern and presumably earliest
properties to be erected, Nos 1-16, having a variety of
facades which are repeated in a more coherent form in the
range opposite: use of giant Corinthian pilasters Nos 26-29,
with balustraded parapet; ground floors with flat facade to
Nos 25-17, balustraded parapets, Ionic columnar doorcases;
otherwise giant Ionic and Corinthian engaged columns are
mostly employed, attic storey with triangular caps to
diminuishing pilasters in attic storey in many cases; mainly
sash windows without glazing bars, many blind boxes surviving,
recessed doorways with columnar doorcases, variety of doors,
mostly half-glazed, approached by flights of steps.
Cast-iron railings returned from entrances along street
frontage with gates to areas.
Roger Quilter, the composer, was born at No.4 on November 1st,
(Ray M: The Evolution of Brunswick Town Hove 1831-1881: Univ
of Sussex M Phil: 1986-; Ideal Home: 1947-).