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DALE, James
Surveyor at 53 High Street (1824). No work identified so far
DALLIMORE, John William
Architect. Born at Northwood, Isle of Wight. Listed as 'builder's foreman' in 1861, surveyor in 1871 and architect in 1881. His identifiable work in Brighton as listed is from his later years (over 70 years of age) but it is not clear in all cases whether he was responsible for the whole building. 62-70 (even) Upper Lewes Road (1870)
21 Hanover Street (stables, 1871)
81 Buckingham Road (1872)
• house in Islingword Road (1873)
3 houses and stables in Circus Street (1873)
187 Lewes Road (stables, coach house, etc, 1874)
4 houses in Livingstone Terrace (1874)
44 Frederick Place (warehouse, 1874)
29-31 Duke's Passage (warehouse, 1874)
Windmill Inn, Dyke Road (cottage, 1874; coach house, 1875)
7-9 Nelson Row (with stables, 1875)
46 Gloucester Street (corn store, etc, 1875)
88 (old numbering) Ditchling Road (1875)
Ship Inn, Lewes Road (1875)
59a (old numbering) Middle Street (coach house, etc, 1875)
24-34 (even) Shaftesbury Road (1876)
66 Clyde Road (1876)
27-33 Upper Lewes Road (1877)
4, 6 (old numbering) Round Hill Crescent (1877)
4-13, 15, 17-18 Wakefield Road (1877)
16, 19-22 Wakefield Road (1878)
23-37 (old numbering) Round Hill Crescent (1878)
84, 86 Ditchling Rise (1878)
2-14 (even) Round Hill Crescent (1878)
9, 10 Beaufort Terrace (1878)
20 Montague Street (stables, 1878)
Mission Room, Mount Street (1878)
23 Wakefield Road (shop, house, 1878)
1, 41, 43, 42-50 (even) Hollingdean Road (1879)
54-57 Cobden Road (1879)
255, 257 (old numbering) Queen's Park Road (1880)
126-136 (even), 146, 148 Elm Grove (1880)
32 Hollingdean Road (1880)
24-29 Wakefield Road (1880)
1 Round Hill Road (shop, house, 1880)
1-7 (odd) Lynton Street (1880)

3 Richmond Place [residence, practice 1861-1878]
14 Lower Market Street [lodging 1881]
DANCY, Stephen
Born in Slaugham, Sussex. Carpenter at 102 Upper North Street (1841-1843), Master builder employing 12 men (1851), 8 carpenters, 13 painters, 3 bricklayers, 6 labourers and 3 boys (1861), 15 men (1871) with premises at 28 Portland Street. Declared bankrupt in May 1849 Father of William Dancy, who joined him in the business as co-partners; jointly declared bankrupt 15 August 1870 with addresses at 23, 28 and 31 Portland Street, 41 Upper North Street and 5 Powis Square. No work identified so far
DANCY, William
Builder and surveyor. Clerk to his father, Stephen Dancy, before going into business on his own account as a surveyor and builder by 1861. Church of the Annunciation of Our Lady, Washington Street (1864)
DAVEY, Norman T
Designer. St Paul's Church, West Street (altar, 1978)
DAVIE, W Galsworthy
Architect. Prolific author and photographer of Architctural Studies in France (1877), Old Cottages and Farmhouses in Kent and Sussex (1900), Old Cottages, Farm-houss and Other Stone Buildings in the Cotswold District (1905) and Old Cottages and Farmhouses in Surrey (1908), etc. 4 Third Avenue (1878)
77-91 Doone Terrace, Lorna Road (1880)
DAVIEL, John Rene Francis
Architect, partner in Clayton, Black and Daviel. St Richard's Church, Beal Crescent (1954)
Church of the Good Shpherd, Stanley Avenue (1967)
St Luke's Church, Queen's Park Road (restoration, attrib, 1967)
DENMAN, John Bluet
DENMAN, John Bluet
Brighton architect, son of John Leopold Denman, partner with his father as Denman and Son. • See Denman & Son
DENMAN, John Hubbard
Brighton plasterer, foreman at Cheesman and Son. Father of Samuel Denman, No work identified so far
DENMAN, John Leopold FRIBA
John Leopold DenmanBorn in Brighton, son of Samuel Denman. Attended Brighton Grammar School and the Central School of Arts and Crafts in London. Articled to his father. Assistant in the Jones and Smithers practice in 1907. ARIBA 1909, when he joined Denman and Matthew and in his own practice from then at 27 Queen's Road. Partner with his son John Bluet Denman as Denman & Son and in Denman & Matthew. FRIBA 1928. Most of his work was for commercial buildings, noted for a 'well-mannered and individual' neo-Georgian style, suited to the prevailing heritage architecture of Brighton, although he also carried out extensive restorations of churches, including post-war repairs to Canterbury Cathedral. Extensive work for Kemp Town Brewery. A relief by Joseph Cribb on the former Citizens' Permanent Building Society building at 20-22 Marlborough Place depicts Denman. He lived at 8 Clifton Terrace (1911). He was president of the Regency Society of Brighton and Hove and vice-president of the Sussex Archaeological Society. He died at Hurstpierpoint. WORK
18-25 Clifton Road (c.1905)
Allied Irish Banks, 20-22 Marlborough Place
Maytree Pub, Old Shoreham Road, Aldrington (1928, demolished 2000)
Baldwin Mausoleum, Extramural Cemetery, Lewes Road
Downs Crematorium, Bear Road
2-3 Pavilion Buildings (former Brighton & Hove Herald)
The Pylons, London Road, Patcham
Hounsom Memorial United Reformed Church, Nevill Avenue
Barclays Bank, North Street
Sussex Masonic Centre, Queen's Road (1919-28)
178-180 Western Road (Johnson Brothers furniture store)
Downs Crematorium, Bear Road
Richmond Hotel, 33 Richmond Place (1931, now The Richmond)
Regent House, Prince's Place
St Cuthman's Church, Whitehawk Way (rebuilt after war damage)
Sussex Eye Hospital, Eastern Road (1935)

St Leonard's Church, New Church Road, Aldrington (1954; again 1970 with John K Wearing)
St Margaret's Church, The Green, Rottingdean
St Mary Magdalene's Church, Coldean Lane (1955)
St Nicholas' Church, Church Street (1909)
St Paul's Church, West Street
Freemasons PH, 39 Western Road, Hove (remodelling 1928)
St Peter's Church, Holmes Avenue (rebuild, 1966)

The Knoll, Withdean Road [residence 1913-1917]
DENMAN, Samuel
Architect and surveyor at 39 Clifton Street (1878), 27 Queen's Road (1899). Son and pupil of John Hubbard Denman. Diocesan Surveyor for the Archdeaconry of Lewes by 1877. Partner with Samuel Matthew from 1902 to 1920, joined by his son John Leopold Denman from 1909. Away from Brighton designed Lewes Town Hall. Retired 1930, when J L Denman took over the business. FRIBA 1931. Upper Wellington Road (1876-77)
St Paul's Church, West Street (alterations)
Hove Club, Fourth Avenue
80 Stoneham Road (1900)
Denman & Matthew (Brighton) Partnership of Samuel Denman and Samuel Matthew from 1902 to 1920, joined by John Leopold Denman in 1909. At 27 Queen's Road (1911-12). 7 Wilbury Crescent (artist's house and studio, 1903)
Congregational Church, Sudeley Place (conversion to King's Cliff Cinema, 1920)
Denman & Son Partnership of John Leopold Denman and John Bluet Denman. RESTORATIONS/ADDITIONS:
St Agnes' Church, Newtown Road (1963-65)
St Bartholomew's Church, Ann Street (1965)
St George's Church, St George's Road, Kemptown (1967)
St John the Evangelist's Church, Knoyle Road (1965)
DIX, Arthur Joseph
Stained glass designer and maker, with premises mainly in Berners Street, London. St Peter's Church, St Peter's Place* (glass)
DIXON, Bertram Harold
Brighton architect, son of a local solicitor, grew up at Warleigh Lodge, Ditchling Road and lived there, unmarried, with his parents until he was well into his forties. In practice with A E Andrews as Andrews and Dixon at 35 East Street, which remained his address after the partnership ended (before 1911). • a href="../streets/streets_t.html#TamworthRoad">St Peter's Roman Catholic Church, Tamworth Road (1912)
Convent of the Blessed Sacrament, Walpole Road (1913) [now Brighton College Junior School chapel]
DOLL, Otto Sigismund
Architect and surveyor at 157 North Street (1912-15). ARIBA 1905. • pair of semi-detached houses on west side of Leicester Villas (1913)
DONNE, Joseph
Architect at 15 York Place (1839-1843). No work identified so far
DONNE, Philip Joseph
Known as Joseph Donne Jr. Architect at 16 St George's Street (1843), as surveyor and builder employing five men at 89 Trafalgar Street (1851). He married Elizabeth Hale Cheesman in 1818. His family mausoleum is in the Rest Gardens, Dyke Road. No work identified so far
Stained glass designer, who lived in later life in Lewes. Holy Trinity, Blatchington Road (glass)
Dovey & Howell Architects at 114 Queen's Road (1890). No work identified so far
Wood carver. Born in Brighton, daughter of the Chief Constable of Sussex, George R B Drummond. Wrote about fonts in Sussex churches. Church of St Mary, St James's Street (screen)
Flat 1, 13 The Drive [residence 1926-1966]
DUKE, Reginald John Architect. LRIBA 1933. Partner in Andrews & Duke.
DURRANT, Clifford Glen
b 1953
Glass-maker, based on Horsham. Holy Cross Church, Warren Road (glass)
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