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IoE Number: 481018
Photographer: Mr Peter Keeble
Date Photographed: 03 July 2007
Date listed: 24 July 1969
Date of last amendment: 26 August 1999
Grade II*

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BRIGHTON TQ3105SE PARK CRESCENT 577-1/28/647 (West side) 24/07/69 Nos.1-16 (Consecutive) including garden walls, piers and cast-iron area railings (Formerly Listed as: PARK CRESCENT Nos 1-23 (consec), Nos 27-48 (consec)) GV II* Terraced houses. Built over several years from 1849. By Amon Henry Wilds. These houses constitute the western, 2-storey range of Park Crescent, matching the eastern 2-storey range at Nos 33-48 (qv). Stucco, roofs of slate. EXTERIOR: 2 and 3 storeys over basement, 3 windows each. The standard design of the entrance front, facing into Park Crescent Terrace, is as follows: entrance bay slightly set back and paired with that of the adjoining house; flat-arched entrance with moulded architrave, moulded cornice, overlight and panelled door of original design; quoins between the entrance bay and the rest; all windows flat-arched with moulded architraves; the middle window on the first floor blank; sashes generally of original design, 4/4 on ground floor, 2/2 to first floor; console brackets to eaves with a frieze of wreaths between; deep boxed eaves. Cast-iron area railings with spearhead finials. On the garden side, the principal wings are of 2 storeys with flat-arched windows having moulded architraves, bracketed eaves with wreathed cornice, and hipped roof; the 3-storey tower bays are altered on the ground and first floors in many cases and have similar eaves and cornice treatment, with pedimented gables; sashes of original design are very common on this side, some with margin lights. Low garden wall of stucco with panelled piers and iron railings between. Features of note on individual houses are: No.1 has an entrance bay not set back, and a chamfered wing facing south, whose ground floor is decorated with banded and chamfered rustication, the flat-arched windows having no architraves and the left-hand window on the first floor blank; the 3-storey 'tower' to No.1 has flat-arched windows with moulded architraves to the ground and first floor, and round-arched windows to the second floor; quoins to the sides; bracketed and wreathed eaves; stuccoed side stack in Park Crescent Terrace; small, flat-arched window introduced to left of entrance. No.6 lacks a panelled door of original design and has a tiled roof. No.7 lacks a panelled door of original design. No 9 has central first-floor window. Nos 13 and 16 have 2 pedimented dormers each. A very unusual and distinctive design. INTERIOR: not inspected. (Carder T: The Encyclopaedia of Brighton: Lewes: 1990-).

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