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IoE Number: 481008
Location: NUMBNERS 1-18, 1-18 ORIENTAL PLACE (west side)
  BRIGHTON, BRIGHTON AND HOVE, EAST SUSSEX
Photographer: Ms Mary Allison
Date Photographed: 14 January 2005
Date listed: 13 October 1952
Date of last amendment: 13 October 1952
Grade II*

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BRIGHTON TQ3004SW ORIENTAL PLACE 577-1/38/644 (West side) 13/10/52 Nos.1-18 (Consecutive) and attached railings GV II* Terraced houses. 1827. By Amon Henry Wilds. Stucco, roofs of tile to Nos 1-2 and 14-16, slate to Nos 7, 11 and 13, the rest obscured by parapet. EXTERIOR: 4 storeys over basement except Nos 7, 11 and 13-16 which are of 3 storeys, dormers to Nos 1-3, 7, 11 and 13-16; 3-window range. The terrace is roughly symmetrical, with ranges of matching design either side of a centrepiece. The common features of all the houses are: ground floor decorated with banded rustication; round-arched entrance with fanlight; 2 round-arched windows to ground floor with springing band and blank balustrade to apron; continuous balcony to first floor with cast-iron railings; all windows above ground floor flat-arched; entablature over second-floor windows; attic storey or dormers in mansard roof; stacks to party walls; cast-iron railings to steps and area with conical finials. The features which distinguish the different ranges are: the centrepiece: Nos 8-10, nine-window range, giant fluted pilasters with ammonite capitals to first and second floors, storey band between those floors, plain pilasters between attic windows, stepped and panelled pediment over 5 central windows; then Nos 7 and 11, 3-window range and no pilasters, storey band between first and second floors; then Nos 6 and 12, 3-window range, giant fluted pilasters with ammonite capitals to first and second floors, storey band between those floors, entablature and pediment, plain pilasters between attic windows, cornice and blocking course; then 2 windows of No.3, Nos 4-5 (eight-window range) and Nos 13-15 and 2 windows of No.16 (eleven-window range), round-arched architraves over first-floor windows with shell moulds in the tympana; entablature and blocking course, Nos 3-5 having attic storey, Nos 13-16 dormers; then Nos 1-2 and one window of No.3, and one window of No.16 and Nos 17-18, 7-window range, fluted giant pilasters with ammonite capitals to first and second floors, storey band between those floors, entablature, pediment over central windows, attic storey with pilasters between windows. Features of interest on individual houses are: Nos 1-3, panelled doors of original design; No.2, pediment interrupted by third-floor window; No.4, sashes of original design to first and second floors; No.5, sashes of original design to first floor and individual cast-iron balconies; No.7, panelled door of original design, decorative glazing to fanlight and sashes of original design to first floor; No.8, panelled door of original design, sashes of original design to first, second and third floors; No.10, panelled door of original design and sashes of original design to ground, second and third floors; No.11, sashes of original design to second floor; No.12, sashes of original design to first, second and third floors; No.17, panelled door of original design. No 18 has return in Sillwood Place: 5-window range; central round-arched entrance with fanlight and panelled door of original design; round-arched windows to ground floor, flat-arched above, and flanked by giant Doric pilasters apart from return of fluted ammonite column at corner; entablature; pilasters to attic storey; several windows blind. INTERIOR: not inspected.

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