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IoE Number: 481945
Location: NUMBERS 53-56 AND ATTACHED RAILINGS, 53-56 MONTPELER ROAD (west side)
  BRIGHTON, BRIGHTON AND HOVE, EAST SUSSEX
Photographer: Mrs Chris Dawson LRPS
Date Photographed: 23 July 2000
Date listed: 13 October 1952
Date of last amendment: 13 October 1952
Grade II

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BRIGHTON TQ3004NW MONTPELIER ROAD 577-1/31/1149 (West side) 13/10/52 Nos.53-56 (Consecutive) and attached railings II 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 halberd finials.

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