© Mrs Chris Dawson LRPS
NUMBERS 53-56 AND ATTACHED RAILINGS, 53-56 MONTPELER ROAD (west side)
BRIGHTON, BRIGHTON AND HOVE, EAST SUSSEX
Mrs Chris Dawson LRPS
23 July 2000
13 October 1952
Date of last amendment:
13 October 1952
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TQ3004NW MONTPELIER ROAD
577-1/31/1149 (West side)
13/10/52 Nos.53-56 (Consecutive)
and attached railings
Terraced house. c1830. By Amon Henry Wilds. Stucco, roofs
obscured by parapet.
EXTERIOR: 3 storeys and attic over basement, 2-window range.
The houses are set out as 2 matching pairs, to accommodate the
slope of the road. All windows flat-arched. Steps up to
flat-arched entrance flanked by Doric pilasters carrying an
entablature with triglyph frieze and mutules; overlight.
Rusticated ground floor. Ground-floor windows with blind
balustrading to spandrels. First and second floors to each
house framed by fluted pilasters with "Ammonite" capitals
carrying an entablature with bracketed cornice. First-floor
windows have individual balconettes, the cast-iron balustrades
with anthemion ornament, and round-arched architraves with a
frieze of wreaths and shell-mould in the tympanum;
second-floor windows have bracketed sills, moulded architraves
and strapwork ornament to the spandrels. Attic storey with
simplified pilasters carried up into semicircular caps
decorated with anthemion ornament, the caps lacking on Nos 55
& 56; cornice; parapet. Stacks to party walls.
INTERIOR: not inspected.
Cast-iron railings to steps with gadrooned standards and