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IoE Number: 481010
Location: NUMBERS 19-35 AND ATTACHED RAILINGS, 19-35 ORIENTAL PLACE (east 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 577-1/38/645 (East side) 13/10/52 Nos.19-35 (Consecutive) and attached railings GV II* Terraced houses. 1827. By Amon Henry Wilds. Stucco, roofs of slate to Nos 21, 26 and 34, of tiles to Nos 22-24, asbestos slate to former No.28 and former No.30, otherwise obscured by parapet. EXTERIOR: 4 storeys over basement except Nos 21-24, 26 and former No.30; dormers to Nos 21-24, 26, former Nos 30, 32 and 34; 3-window range. The terrace is roughly symmetrical, with ranges of matching design either side of a centrepiece, except that the southernmost range is missing. The features common to all 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 first-floor balcony with cast-iron railings; all windows above ground floor flat-arched; entablature over second-floor windows; attic storey or dormers in mansard; stacks to party walls; cast-iron railings to steps and area with conical finials. The features which distinguish the different ranges are: the centrepiece at Nos 27-former No.29, nine-window range, giant fluted pilasters with ammonite capitals to first and second floors, storey band between these floors, plain pilaster between attic windows, stepped and panelled pediment to centre windows, but missing over southernmost; then Nos 26 and former No.30, 3-window range and no pilasters, storey band between first and second floors; then Nos 25 and former No.31, 3-window range, giant fluted pilasters with ammonite capitals to first and second floors, storey band between these floors, entablature and pediment, pilasters between attic windows, cornice and blocking course; then 2 windows of No.21 and Nos 22-24 (eleven-window range) and former Nos 32-35 (twelve-window range), round-arched architrave over first floor windows with shell-mould in the tympana, entablature and blocking course to Nos 21-24 which have dormers in mansard roof, attic storey to former Nos 32-35; then Nos 19-20 and one window of No.21, 7-window range, fluted giant pilasters with ammonite capitals to first and second floors, storey band between these floors, entablature, pediment over 3 central windows, attic storey with pilaster between windows. Features of interest on individual houses are: Nos 19 and 20 have sashes of original design to all floors including radiating glazing bars to ground floor; No.21 has panelled door of original design and sashes of original design to first and second floors; former No.22 has sashes of original design to ground floor; No.25 has sashes of original design to second floor; No.28 has sashes of original design to third floor; former No.29 has individual cast-iron balconies; former No.30 and No.31 have individual cast-iron balconies and sashes of original design to first and second floors, No.31 also to third floor; former No.31 has individual cast-iron balconies and sashes of original design to first floor; No.33 has sashes of original design to first, second and third floor and blind boxes to first and second floors; No.35 has enclosed single-storey porch with sunk Doric columns to corners, banded rustication, round-arched entrance with fanlight, cornice and blocking course. No.19 has return in Smallwood Place, 5 window range; round-arched entrance with round-arched architrave under an open pediment on reeded consoles; round-arched windows to ground floor, flat-arched windows above; several blind; giant Doric pilasters to first and second floors; several blind; one ground-floor window with sashes of original design including radiating glazing bars; all upper windows not blind have sashes of original design. INTERIOR: not inspected.

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