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IoE Number: 481136
Location: NUMBERS 57 AND 58 AND 59 AND ATTACHED RAILINGS, 57 AND 58 AND 59 REGENCY SQUARE (east side)
  BRIGHTON, BRIGHTON AND HOVE, EAST SUSSEX
Photographer: Mr John Washington
Date Photographed: 01 October 2004
Date listed: 13 October 1952
Date of last amendment: 26 August 1999
Grade II*

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BRIGHTON TQ3004SW REGENCY SQUARE 577-1/38/745 (East side) 13/10/52 Nos.57, 58 AND 59 and attached railings (Formerly Listed as: REGENCY SQUARE Nos 57 & 58, No 59 Stratheden Mansions Hotel (part)) GV II* Terraced houses. c1818. Probably by Amon Wilds and Amon Henry Wilds. Stucco to ground floor, brick above now painted except to No.57; roof of artificial slate to No.57, otherwise obscured by parapet. EXTERIOR: No.57 four storeys over basement with dormers, Nos 58 and 59 five storeys over basement. The houses presumably once formed a symmetrical group with a pedimented parapet to No.58; they are flanked by full-height panelled pilasters. Ground floor decorated with banded rustication; Ionic prostyle porches, the entablature partly missing on No.58; round-arched entrance with fanlight, that to No.58 having decorative glazing, the entrance to No.59 now a window. 4-storey and almost full-width segmental bay with verandah to first floor with cast-iron railings, the canopy to No.58 missing, that to No.59 much altered; No.59 has blind boxes to ground and second floor; cornice-cum-sill band to third-floor windows, simplified on No.57; attic windows segmental-arched and set back under a segmental arch; No.58 has sashes of original design to second floor; cornice and balustrade, the balustrade reduced to blocking course on No.57 which has dormers in mansard roof; No.59 now carried up to 4th floor; 4th floor of No.58 flanked by antefixae, with pediment decorated with palmette ornament and rinceau frieze; stacks to party walls. INTERIOR: No.58 has a dogleg staircase with turned newel, curtail step, wreathed handrail, stick balusters, decorated open string and dado moulding as far as the second floor, then a secondary stair with plain string; the panelled doors to the ground and first floors have intricately moulded architraves with floral ornament to corners, that to the half-landing curved with the apsidal plan of the staircase; simpler architraves generally elsewhere; ground-floor front room has fireplace of early or mid-C19 date, and plaster frieze and ceiling moulding. Interiors of Nos 57 and 59 not inspected. Cast-iron railings to steps and area with conical finials.

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