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Gableson Avenue, Withdean Numbered 31 August 19481. Ke1938—
1ESRO DB/D/27/285
Galliers Close, Patcham Cul-de-sac of bungalows off Carden Crescent. Herbert James Galliers was mayor of Brighton in 1928-29. Numbered 25 July 19351. Ke1934—
1ESRO DB/D/27/13
Garden Close, Portslade Cul-de-sac off The Gardens. Allotment gardens were here Ke1947—
The Gardens, Portslade Ke1964—
Gardener Street, Portslade Gardener's Street on OS maps until 1947. Pi1909—
Gardner Centre Road see University of Sussex.  
Gardner Street

¶ North Laine conservation area.
Number of properties in 1822: 55. Renumbering by Lockwood 27 March 18841 is sequential from north-west corner. Pedestrianisation proposed 19724.
      12 was built as Swan Downer's School in 1819. Swan Downer also established a charity for clothing around the same time2. Rev H M Wagner proposed moving to abetter site in 1844. When the school moved to Dyke Road in 1859 it became a public house (The Sussex Arms) and later a shop. It is Grade II listed3.
Ba1822—
1ESRO DB/D/46/309 2ESRO HOW/
3HE 1380508
4ESRO ACC 12048/4
Garrett's Yard Behind the Synagogue in Middle Street1. The building firm of W & T Garratt was at 57 Middle Street. 1ESRO AMC7106/4/1/2
Gas Cottages From 52 Hollingdean Road. Adjacent/leading to Freehold Terrace. Pa1891–Ke1947
George Street, Brighton Developed with St James's Street as working-class residences. Named after the Prince Regent. Number of properties in 1822: 44.
      1-8 are all believed to be faced with mathematical tiles, although only no 1 retains the black glazed finish. Grade II listed1.
      21-25 and possibly 35 are faced with mathematical tiles but all are painted.
      Howell's Court was built in 1987 on the site of Howell's Almshouses, built by Charles Howell 1859 for 'reduced inhabitants'.
Co1799—
1HE
George Street, Hove Probably named after George Gallard, a local brewer, who developed this part of Cliftonville. (See 44 Albany Villas and 3 Ventnor Villas.) 'Other houses in course of erection' in Ta1854.
      39 Town Mission Daily Ragged Schools. 1855.
      43? George Street Assembly Rooms. 1881.
      85 was the Hove Fire Brigade station, as seen in James Williamson's film Fire! (1901). The Hove coat-of-arms and motto (Floreat Hova) appear in bas-relief on the pediment.
      †St Andrew's Church of England School opened here in 1858 and closed in 1977, when it moved to Belfast Street. The Cliftonville Arms PH is approximately on the site.
      †West Hove National School was designed by James Woodman. Agreement between John Parsons and Rev Walter Kelly of 23 June 18571.
Ta1854—
1ESRO BGP/35/6
George Street Gardens From 26 Edward Street to Carlton Hill. PO1845–Ke1966
George Williams Mews, Portslade Private road.
Gerard Street, Preston   Pa1881—
German Place Former name of Madeira Place. Number of properties in 1822: 24. Mostly lodging houses in 1850s. The name was changed in 1914. Co1799–Pi1914
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Gerrard's Court At 43 King Street.Also spelt Gerard's Court. Small houses. PO1846–Ke1966
Ghyllside Cul-de-sac off Meadowview.  
Gladstone Place William Ewart Gladstone (1805-1898) was newly appointed British prime minister in 1868. His four terms of office were in 1868-1874, 1880-1885, February-July 1886 and 1892-1894. Eight properties listed 'and other houses unfinished' in Pa1871. Renumbered 20 April 18811.
      27 was a home of writer A E Coppard at the beginning of the 20th century2.
Pa1868—
1ESRO DB/D/27/193
2see '87. Lewes Road' in Carder: Encyclopaedia, 1990
Gladstone Road, Portslade   Ke1947—
Gladstone Row Part of the New England Quarter development, built by Quoin Estates and Development. The Gladstone (Stroudley B1) locomotive, built at the Brighton Railway Works 1882-1889, was in turn named after William Ewart Gladstone (1809-1898) who was in his second term as prime minister when the engine was introduced.  
Gladstone Terrace, Lewes Road Under construction 1868. Pa1868—
Gladstone Terrace, Portslade   Census1881
Gladys Road, Hove Aldrington estate Pi1909—/td>
Glebe Villas, Aldrington On the glebe land of St Leonard's Church (see New Church Road). Road laid out by T H Scutt for T Plumbridge, planning applikcation dated 17 July 18942.
      Glebe Villas Hall was formerly known as St Leonard's Church Hall. It is owned by the diocese. A footpath adjacent to the hall leads to the Hockey Field; on land to the north of St Leonard's Church that was conveyed by the rector, Rev Arthur Richard Read, to John Jackson Clark JP in 19231.
Pi1896—
1ESRO PAR228/6/2/7
2ESRO DO/C/6/1210
Glen Estate New roads: Bolsover Road, Dallington Road, Grange Road, Kingsthorpe Road, Milnthorpe Road, School Road, laid out by George Burstow for J V Franklin1. 1ESRO DO/C/6/1573 (13 April 1897)
Glen Rise, Westdene Numbered 28 November 1950 and 6 June 19571; supplementary numbering 27 June 19572. Ke1951—
1ESRO DB/D/27/291
2ESRO DB/D/27/317
Glen Rise Close, Westdene Cul-de-sac off Glen Rise. Ke1956—
Glendale Road, Hove Pi1912—
Glendor Road, Hove Pi1912—
Glenfalls Avenue, Patcham Ke1936—
Gleton Avenue, Hangleton Yes, that's Hangleton without the 'Han'. Ke1947—
Gloucester Cottages Off Gloucester Street, no thoroughfare. Census1841–1861; Ta1854–Ke1960
Gloucester Lane Former name of Gloucester Road. Ba1822–Pa1867
Gloucester Mews   Census1851
Gloucester Passage

¶ North Laine conservation area.
Accessed at the north end through a narrow archway at 11 Gloucester Street. Now marked as a private road with retractable barrier at the south end. [1826] Ta1854—
Gloucester Place

¶ Valley Gardens conservation area.
Number of properties in 1822: 22
      1 was the home of borough surveyor Philip Causton Lockwood, where he died. His widow stayed on in the house and also died there in 1922.
      10-14 Astoria Cinema is Grade II listed1. Planning approval given for demolition and replacement by a retail/office/residential development.
      †16 was the home of Christina Edmunds (1835-1907), the 'chocolate cream poisoner'.
      †17 was the home of Magnus Volk, the electrical engineer, in 18852.
      18-19 Gloucester Place Baptist Church was designed by George Baines and opened in 1904 to take the congregation from Queen Square.
      21. A brick enclosure at the rear, now used for parking and accessed from Gloucester Road, is probably all that remains of stables built in 1865 for the owner Frederick Weekes by Henry Lewry.
      26 is Grade II listed3, including the railings.
      Galeed Strict Baptist Chapel was designed by Benjamin H Nunn and opened in 1868.
Marchant-Sicklemore map 1809; Ba1822—
1HE
2South of England Telephone Company Subscriber List, 1885
3HE
Gloucester Road

¶ North Laine conservation area.
Formerly known as Gloucester Lane. Numbering is sequential from the south-east corner.
      82 and 83 are Grade II listed1.
      83 was the Serpent PH, as evidenced by the bas relief in the stucco on the upper floor.
      86 was the workshop in 1910-12 of Bert Volk, son of Magnus, who repaired motor cars and made parts for his seaplanes here. Includes three apartments called The Volks, converted in 2003.
      Bollards at the north end of Kensington Gardens are Grade II listed2.
Pa1868—
1HE
2HE
Gloucester Square Workshops. Census1851; Pa1867–Pa1872
Gloucester Street

¶ North Laine conservation area.
      † Female Orphan Asylum. 1851.
      † Brighton, Hove and Preston Omnibus Company stables. 1891.
      Coach and Horses beershop leased to brewers Kidd & Hotblack on 19 February 18921.
[1826] PO1846—
1ESRO ACC8745/35
Gloucester Terrace From Gloucester Street. Small houses. Number of properties in 1822: 10. Ba1822–Ke1960
Glynde Road Inter war years pebbledash council housing development named after local Sussex villages (cf, Firle Road). Pi1925—
Glyndebourne Avenue, Saltdean Bungalows. Numbering 7 July 1960 and29 june 19611. Ke1966—
1ESRO DB/D/27/371
Godwin Road, Hove Probably named after Earl Godwin (c.1001-1053), father of King Harold II (1022-1066). Ke1933—
Golden Acres See Varndean Drive.  
Golden Lion Lane Ran between Brighton Square and East Street, now part of Market Street. Probably named after the Golden Fleece inn.  
Golden Lane

¶ Brunswick Town conservation area (part).
Off Western Street. The Anchor Brewery was here. Now a gated development. Ke1845—
Goldsmid Council ward, Hove. Sir Isaac Lyon Goldsmid was a landowner in the Hove/Preston area c.1840 (see also Davigdor Road, Palmeira Square), who lived at Wick House.  
Goldsmid Mews, Hove

¶ Brunswick Town conservation area.
At 16 Farm Road. Ke1858—
Goldsmid Road Planned for building in 1850. About 20 houses under construction in 18541.
      1-22 1861.
Fo1850—
1The Original Brighton and Hove Directory. Brighton: W J Taylor (late Leppard), 4th issue July 1854: 80
GOLDSTONE BOTTOM, West Preston In 1795 sentences of a court martial, held at the Castle Tavern in Castle Square of soldiers who had mutinied at Newhaven, were carried out here. Two men, Edward Cooke and Henry Parish were executed by firing squad while kneeling on their own coffins, six others each received 300 lashes (the sentence had been 1,000 lashes). The event was protected from protests by loaded cannon.1
      Brighton Water Works.
1881 Pa1892–Pa1895
1Musgrave: Life in Brighton: 105-106
Goldstone Close, Hove Cul-de-sac off Goldstone Crescent. Three pairs of semi-detached houses and a detached bungalow. Ke1938—
Goldstone Crescent, Hove       Boxer Tommy Farr (1913-1986) lived here at one time.  
Goldstone Lane, Hove Built from 1927.       67 was designed by Donal Hutchinson and built in 2008. Pi1927—
Goldstone Road, Hove Pa1873—
Goldstone Street, Hove Built 1876-1877. It used to continue northwards across Clarendon Road to Ellen Street. Pa1877—
Goldstone Villas, Hove

¶ Cliftonville conservation area (Holy Trinity Church).
¶ Hove Station conservation area (west side: 14-100; east side: 7 to Cliftonville Court).
¶ Designated an Important Local Parade.
Originally called Station Road, Cliftonville, then Goldstone Villas Road but with this name for the southern section by 1873. Still building in the early 1880s.
      27 Ash Lea was the home of architect Charles Nye 1880-1884.
      30 Europa House was a Primitive Methodist Church built in 1878. It closed in 1934 (the organ was taken to London Road Methodist Church) and became the Cliftonville Hall of the Independent Order of Oddfellows. It is now commercial offices.
      77 Claremont House was the scene of a double murder and suicide on 19 January 1893 when a classics teacher, A Black, killed his wife and small son before taking poison; the daughter survived1.
      The Station PH (formerly Cliftonville Hotel—the name is still on the north wall); alterations by G M Nye in 19012.
      Hove Station. See Station Approach, Hove.
Properties in 1881:
      Arlington House.
      Cliftonville Hotel.
      Dulwich House.
      Fern Cottage..
      Fernside.
      Laughton House.
Pa1880—
1Northern Echo, 20 January 1893: 3
2ESRO DO/C/6/2178
Goldstone Villas Road Former name of the northern section of Goldstone Villas from no 68 to 96, which retained this name into the early 1880s. Also known as Station Road. Pa1880–Pi1889
Goldstone Way, Hove Ke1947—
Golf Drive, Hollingbury Leads to Roedale Valley Allotments.
      30 The Diggers is a development of nine self-build houses constructed in 1994 using the Segal method, designed by Architype (see also Hogs Edge).
 
Goodwood Way, East Moulsecoomb Long cul-de-sac off Moulsecoomb Way. Ke1947—
Gordon Road Scutt applied for approval of two houses from Brighton Borough Council on 6 January 18981. (See also Herbert Road.) Pi1901—
1ESRO DB/D/7/4648
Gordon Road, Portslade Pi1909—
Gordon Terrace North-east of Brighton College. Laid out in the early 1880s. Pa1882
Gordon Terrace, Prestonville Former name of Upper Hamilton Road. Pi1888–To1904
Gorham Avenue, Rottingdean Horse trainer and bookmaker Ambrose Gorham became lord of the manor of Telscombe around 1900. His horse Shannon Lass won the Grand National in 1902. Numbering 3 November 1960 and 1 April 19651. Ke1966—
1ESRO DB/D/27/385
Gorham Close, Rottingdean Cul-de-sac off Gorham Avenue.
Gorringe's Court Between North Road and Gloucester Road, possibly off Cheltenham Place. Census1851
Gothic Place Never listed in street directories.  
Graffham Close, Whitehawk Cul-de-sac off Cooksbridge Road. Numbering 30 November 19831. 1ESRO DB/D/27/445
Graffham Road, Hove Road laid out by George Burstow for John Ede Butt & Sons, planning application dated 18 November 19021. Location unclear but an early name during planning for one of the roads south of Old Shoreham Road between Holland Road and Montefiore Road. Graffham is a village in West Sussex. ESRO DO/C/6/2362.
Grafton Street

¶ East Cliff conservation area.
Number of properties in 1822: 13.
      2,3,4,6,7 are Grade II listed1.
      12 is Grade II listed2.
      13 Gratwicke House, including its railings, is Grade II listed3.
      14 is attributed to Charles Barry In 1901 the ground floor of 58 Marine Parade was extended into this ground floor. Grade II listed4.
Ba1822—
1HE
2HE 1380516
3HE
4HE 1380518
Graham Avenue, Mile Oak Ke1966—
Graham Avenue, Patcham Laid out by Lawrence Graham & Co, hence the name, in 19251. Main construction c1931-1932. Numbered 27 September 19342, prior to which houses had names.
      86 was the home of A L Yerbury from 1934 until his death.
Ke1932—
1ESRO DB/D/57/878-4
2ESRO DB/D/27/17
Graham Close, Portslade Cul-de-sac off Graham Crescent. Ke1966—
Graham Crescent, Portslade Ke1966—
Grand Avenue, Hove

¶ The Avenues conservation area.
      Queen Victoria Memorial was designed for the Diamond Jubilee in 1897 by Thomas Brock, who was also responsible for the Victoria Memorial in front of Buckingham Palace, London. It was unveiled 9 February 1901; the queen had died on 22 January. The inscription reads: 'Erected by the Inhabitants of Hove to Commemorate the 60th Anniversary of the Accession of Queen Victoria June 20 AD 1897'. In April 1901 Carlisle Town Council asked Mr Brock for a bronze replica9. It is Grade II listed1.
      Hove War Memorial is by Edwin Lutyens and is Grade II listed2. It commemorates deaths between 1914 and 1919, rather than 1918, to include still serving troops who died during the influenza epidemic of that final winter. The bronze statue of St George is by Sir George Frampton. The originally intended site in Palmeira Gardens was rejected by the trustees of the Wick Estate. It was unveiled on 27 February 1921 by the Lord Lieutenant of Sussex, Lord Leconfield, and later had its inscriptions modified to include the Second World War.
      1, until 2017 Brighton and Hove City Council offices known as King's House, was built in 1871-1874 as houses (no 7 was the home of David Reuben Sassoon, where he entertained the Shah of Persia in 1889) and a hotel (Prince's Hotel, owned by a Mr Prince), which eventually occupied the entire block. The architect was James Knowles and the builder J T Chappell. It was acquired by the South Eastern Electricity Board (Seeboard) in 1948 and substantially remodeled by Fitzroy Robinson Miller Bourne and Partners in 1981. The building is Grade II listed3.
      3 was built c1900-1903 by William Willett, designed by A Faulkner.
      4, a nine-storey purpose-built block of flats, originally for gentlemen, was designed in 1935-36 in moderne style by Murrell and Pigott. Grade II listed10.
      6 was designed by E J Ockenden c1880. It is Grade II listed5, including its piers and railings.
      8 was built c1900-1903 by William Willett, designed by A Faulkner. It is Grade II listed 4.
      9 was built 1899-1903 by William Willett, designed by A Faulkner. Grade II listed6
      10 was built c1900-1903 by William Willett, designed by A Faulkner. It is Grade II listed 8.
      11 was built c1900-1903 by William Willett, designed by A Faulkner. It was the Hove Free Library and Hove School of Science and Art (1899). It is Grade II listed7.
Pa1882—
1HE 1187555
2HE 1187556
3HE 1205528
4HE 1187754
5HE 1205509
6HE 1280696
7HE 1205518
8HE 1298673
9The Building News, 1901-04-12: 522
10HE 1389691>
Grand Crescent, Rottingdean Numbered 27 Aug 19481. Ke1947—
1ESRO DB/D/27/285
Grand Junction Parade Facing the sea, connecting the Marine Parade with the King's Road. So an alternative name for part of Grand Junction Road. Fo1848–Pi1918; Census1871-1881
Grand Junction Road

¶ Old Town conservation area (10-12 Princes Hotel).
¶ Valley Gardens conservation area (14).
(A259). A scheme to improve the 'line of road' between East Cliff and Marine Parade, involving the removal of Russell House at the southern end of the Steyne, was proposed in October 18221. The house was demolished in 1823 and the road eventually built 1827-1830. An experimental asphalte roadway was laid on the south side in 1873, using Seyssel blocks that had been stored near the Aquarium5.
      East Street Groyne—once a pier for coal deliveries—is Grade II listed2. The raised central platforms once supported seating.
      10-12 Princes Hotel (now St Christopher's Inn) was built c1840 as a terrace of houses turning the corner into Pool Valley. The building with its railings is Grade II listed4.
      Kiss Wall sculpture by Bruce Williams of a metal sheet perforated to depict six kisses, with metal seating on either side, was installed on 22 July 1992. It stands opposite East Street.
      Palace Pier. See Madeira Drive.
      35 Royal Albion Hotel (see Old Steine) bears a Brighton Corporation plaque to mark the site of Russell House10, built in 1753 for Dr Richard Russell (1687-1759), which was later rented to visitors, including in 1779 the Duke of Cumberland, who was visited here by his nephew, the Prince of Wales (later the Prince Regent and George IV). The house was demolished in 1823. The site's owner, John Colbatch, did not accept an offer from the town commissioners to buy the site to preserve a clear view of the sea from the Old Steine, and in 1826 built the Albion Hotel, designed by Amon Henry Wilds. It became the Royal Albion in 1847, when the royal arms were placed above the entrance. The western wing, formerly Lion Mansions Hotel and later the Adelphi, built in 1856 on the site of William's Baths, is Grade II listed11; a plaque commemorates the frequent visits of W E Gladstone (1809-1898) to the Lion Mansions Hotel. Edmund Gurney (1847-1888), one of the founders of the Society for Psychical Research, was found dead in a locked bedroom in June 1888 with a chloroform pad over his face. The main building with its attached walls, piers and railings is Grade II* listed6. The western wing is separately listed Grade II7.
      railings beside the beach and the road are Grade II listed3.
PO1845—
1The Brighton Gleaner 4 November 1822: 88
2HE 1389160
3HE 1381647
4HE 1380519
5Building News, 1873-10-17:444
6HE 1043366
7HE 1388380
Grand Parade

¶ Valley Gardens conservation area.
The section between Edward Street and Morley Street was called Town Parade (1799). Number of properties in 1822: 83.
      9-10 were built c1815 and faced with black mathematical tiles. They are Grade II listed1.
      12-13 were built c1815 and faced with black mathematical tiles. They are Grade II listed12.
      14 is attributed to Wilds and Busby. Grade II listed2.
      17 was built c1815. Grade II listed3 with its attached railings.
      18-19 are attributed to Wilds and Busby. They are Grade II listed4.
      20-22 with their attached railings are Grade II listed5.
      23 is Grade II listed13
      26-27 are Grade II listed15
      31-35 with their attached railings are Grade II listed16.
      37, now part of the Glenwood Lodge Hotel, a city council-owned hostel, is Grade II listed6. It is faced with mathematical tiles, painted.
      38 and 46 with, in most cases, their attached railings are Grade II listed buildings7.
      40-41 is Grade II listed14
      47 Lancaster House was built c1840 and attributed to Sir Charles Barry (1795-1860). The future Brighton, Hove & Sussex Grammar School (then called the Brighton Proprietary Grammar and Commercial School for the Sons of Tradesmen) was founded here, opening on 18 July 1859 on an eight-year lease at £120pa, extended for one year at £150. It moved to Buckingham Road. Grade II listed8.
      53 University of Brighton Faculty of Arts and Architecture by the Brighton borough architect, Percy Billington, was opened in 1967 and extended in 1967 and 1969. French architect Le Corbusier was proposed for the large site but the idea was rejected by the local authority11. It replaced
      † Brighton School of Art, the purpose-built romanesque building which opened in 1859, with a foundation stone laid by Sir Henry Cole (1808-1882), and became the Brighton School of Art and Science in 1870. It was known as the Brighton College of Art and Crafts from 1947 until it merged into the newly formed Brighton Polytechnic in 1970, which in turn was re-designated the University of Brighton in 1992. The Sallis Benney Theatre commemorates the impressionist painter Ernest Alfred Sallis Benney, who was principal of the school from 1934.
      63 was the home of solicitor Edward Archer Wilde (1786-1871), one-time Sheriff of Middlesex, who died here.
      68 was built c1800 and was the home of the actor Andrew George Leigh (b 30 November 1887 in Brighton) in the 1920s. Grade II listed9. Probably parents' home—father was doctor
      69-73 were built c1800. Grade II listed10.
Ba1822—
1HE 1380520
2HE 1380523
3HE 1380522
4HE 1380525
5HE 1380524
6HE 1380530
7HE 1380531, 1380535
8HE 1380536
9HE 1380537
10HE 1380538, 1380539, 1380540, 1380541, 1380542
11Clifford Musgrave: Life in Brighton: 423
12HE 1380521
13HE 1380526
14HE 1380534, 1380532
15HE 1380527
16HE 1380529
Grand Parade Mews Accessed from William Street.
      The Waste House. Project of University of Brighton Arts Faculty, built 2013 from recycled waste materials by BBM Sustainable Design.
 
Grange Close, Hove Cul-de-sac off Preston Road on the site of Preston Grange. Ke1968
ESRO DO/C/6/1573
Grange Estate Built in the South Laine  
Grange Road, Hove Portland estate, part of the Glen Estate. Road laid out on former allotments by George Burstow for J V Franklin1. To1899—
1ESRO DO/C/6/1573 (13 April 1897)
The Grangeways, Patcham Numbered 16 March 19541. Ke1954—
1ESRO DB/D/27/319
Grant Street One of several streets built in the late 1860s and named after American presidents. Ulysses S Grant (1822-1885) became US president in 1869. (See also Jackson Street, Lincoln Street, Washington Street.) All 20 hnouses designed by Samuel Denman for Davey1. Numbered 20 April 18812; sequential numbering from the north-east end. Pa1882—
1ESRO DB/D/7/1845
2ESRO DB/D/27/204
Grantham Road

¶ Preston Park conservation area.
Pa1885—
Granville Road, Hove Part of the Montpelier Estate, laid out in 1899 by Thomas Simpson for Beves & Co1. Pi1901—
1ESRO DO/C/6/1905
Great College Street

¶ East Cliff conservation area.
Adjacent to Brighton College (see Eastern Road and cf, College Gardens, etc).
      53, with its attached walls and railing, is Grade II listed1 as a group with 17 and 19 Abbey Road. The lamp post opposite is also Grade II listed2.
      Lamp posts in front of nos 26, 43 and 45 are Grade II listed3.
Fo1856— Census1861
1HE 480785
2HE 1379912
3HE 480783-84
Great Cowdown, Portslade Presumably a former cattle-grazing area.  
Great East Street Former name (1778) of East Street, to distinguish it from Little East Street.  
Great Russell Street See Russell Street. 1845–1876; Census1851
GREATER BRIGHTON The name of the project that led to the expansion of the borough in 1928 under the Brighton Corporation Act 1927.  
Green, The, Hove Barrowfield estate. Built on land off Dyke Road surrounding Barrowfield Lodge, a (very) large house now converted to flats, along with Woodlands, Barrowfield Drive and Elm Close. Ke1934—
Green, The, Ovingdean Land to the west of Greenways.  
Green, The, Rottingdean

¶ Rottingdean conservation area.
B2123. Formerly known as Pump Green and renamed 27 July 1933 and 9 November 19331, it was registered by Brighton Corporation as a common in 1973.
      North End House is Grade II listed4.
      Prospect Cottage was merged with Aubrey House/Cottage to form the home, known together as North End House [qv], of the painter Sir Edward Burne-Jones Bt (1833-1898) from 1880 until his death. The frontage, designed by W A S Benson, was added in 1889. The artist (later Sir) William Nicholson (1872-1949) bought the house in 1920 and sold it to Sir Roderick Jones and his wife Enid Bagnold (1889-1981), the writer, in 1923, who also bought and merged the adjoining Gothic House. The three houses were later separated. A blue plaque marks Burne-Jones' occupation of Prospect Cottage; another commemorates Bagnold's residence, with that of her fellow writer Angela Thirkell, Burne-Jones' granddaughter, who stayed here. Burne-Jones, Bagnold and Thirkell are buried in Rottingdean churchyard opposite.
      Aubrey Houseis Grade II listed20. See also Prospect Cottage.
      Timbers is Grade II listed18, as is the garden wall 19.
      former stables to the south of The Timbers is Grade II listed21
      Hillside was the farmhouse for West Side Farm and is inscribed with the date 1724 above the porch. It is Grade II* listed12; its gazebo, garden wall and barn to the south-west are Grade II listed.13.
      Court House, once a farmhouse (Court House Farm) and 1-2 Court House Close are Grade II* listed.8
      Wall letter box opposite Court House bears the VR royal cipher.
      The Old Farmhouse, which bears the inscribed date 1619, is Grade II* listed.14
      St Margaret's Church originated c1200, with a south aisle added by Sir George Gilbert Scott in 1855-56 when carrying out general restoration, the work done by John Fabian. Some of the stained glass is by Morris & Company and nearly all windows are designed by Edward Burne-Jones, who is buried and commemorated here. The church is Grade II* listed15; its walls, lych gate (1897)16 and six tombs in the churchyard (John Farncombe, Thomas Beard, Jane Gleare, homas Gleare, Charles Gleare) are Grade II listed17.
      Norton House A and B and the penthouse is Grade II listed5.
      The Grange was a former vicarage, given its current name by the painter Sir William Nicholson (1872-1949), who produced a woodcut of the Rottingdean Windmill (see Nevill Road, Rottingdean). The house was remodelled and enlarged in 1920 by Sir Edwin Lutyens for the lawyer Sir George Lewis with Gertude Jekyll working on the garden design. It is now a museum run by the Rottingdean Preservation Society. Grade II listed23.
      The Dene was built in 1832. It was the Ridsdale family home; Lucy Ridsdale married the future prime minister Stanley Baldwin in St Margaret's church (see below) in 1892. Baldwin's aunt Alice was married to Rudyard Kipling. It is now sheltered housing, run by the Teachers' Housing Association. Grade II listed.6
      Cavendishis Grade II listed2
      Challoners and Little Challoners are Grade II listed22
      Dale Cottage is Grade II listed 3.
      Down House was part of the Old Farmhouse (qv) and dates from 1690 with a front from 1730. It is Grade II* listed9, its garden wall is Grade II listed.10
      The Elms, an 18th century house, was the home of the writer Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) from 1897 to 1903. Plaque. Grade II listed.11
      walls and related buildings of Kipling Gardens are Grade II listed7 (see also High Street, Rottingdean).       The War Memorial was placed here in 1920.
1ESRO DB/D/27/27
2HE 1380999
3HE 1381004
4HE 1381012
5HE 1381013
6HE 1381015
7HE 1381022
8HE 1381003
9HE 1381006
10HE 1381010
11HE 1381016
12HE 1381008
13HE 1381010, 1381011, 1381009
14HE 1381018
15HE 1381000
16HE 1381001
17HE 1381002
18HE 1381039
19HE 1381021
20HE 1380998
21HE 1381020
22HE 1380500
23HE 1381017
Green Lane, Woodingdean Ke1966—
Green Ridge, Westdene Named 5 April 19381. Numbered 6 July 19482, 5 January 19543, 6 June 19574, 27 June 19575. Ke1947—
1ESRO DB/D/27/40
2ESRO DB/D/27/317
3ESRO DB/D/27/235
4ESRO DB/D/27/291
5ESRO DB/D/27/235
Greenbank Avenue, Saltdean The section north of Mount Drive was formerly known as Quarry Road. Numbered 29 February 19601. Ke1966—
1ESRO DB/D/27/359
Greenfield Close, Withdean Renumbered 1 May 19471. Ke1938—
1ESRO DB/D/27/272
Greenfield Crescent, Withdean Numbered 2 July 19381. Ke1938—
1ESRO DB/D/27/44
Greenleas Cul-de-sac off Hangleton Way. Ke1956—
Greenway A 'green way', part of the New England Quarter development.  
Greenway Bottom, Ovingdean Renamed Greenways 26 April 19341. 1ESRO DB/D/27/20
Greenway Road, Ovingdean Renamed Greenways, 9 November 19331. To1902—
1ESRO ACC8745/61
Greenways, Ovingdean

¶ Ovingdean conservation area (Aldingbourne Farmhouse, Field End, The Lodge, Bulstrode Farmhouse, St Wulfran's Church, Rectory, Rectory Cottage, Rectory Lodge, Tythe Barn, Grange Farm Cottages 9-13 consecutive, Ovingdean Grange, Ovingdean Hall, The Granary).
Formerly Greenway Road and Greenway Bottom, renamed 9 November 1933 and 26 April 19341. Numbered 16 June 19482.
      Bulstrode Farm.
      Ian Fraser House at St Dunstan's, designed by Burnet, Tait and Lorne and built 1935-1938 as a rehabilitation centre for blinded ex-servicemen. The house, its chapel and walls are Grade II listed.3
      Ovingdean Grange, a farmhouse partly dating from the 17th century and now Grade II listed4, gave the title of an 1857 novel Ovingdean Grange, a tale of the South Downs by William Harrison Ainsworth (see also Ainsworth Avenue), in which Charles II is said to have stayed here briefly while escaping to France (he actually stayed at the George Inn in West Street and never went near Ovingdean). Later owned by Brighton Council and let as a farm, the tenants including Frank Masefield-Baker, mayor of Brighton in 1969-1970, it was auctioned in 1987. Farm buildings were converted into housing. The former stables, dating from the 18th century are Grade II listed5
      Ovingdean Hall was built on a 26-acre site c1782 for Nathaniel Kemp, uncle of Thomas Read Kemp, who developed Kemp Town. It was the birthplace of Charles Eamer Kempe, the stained glass designer. In 1945 it was bought by the Brighton Institute for the Deaf and Dumb and accepted its first pupil in 1948. It is Grade II listed6.
      Ovingdean Rectory, built 1804-1807, is Grade II* listed.7 The Rectory Cottage, Rectory Lodge and the rectory's coach house are Grade II listed.8
      St Wulfran's Church is a flint-stone building that dates from the 12th century, with a tower from the 13th century. It is one of only two churches in the country dedicated to the saint. It is Grade I listed11. Buried in the churchyard are the pioneer electrical engineer Magnus Volk (1951-1937), Helena Normanton (1882-1957), the first practising female barrister in the UK, and the eminent stained glass designer Charles Eamer Kempe (1837-1907), who designed windows and other decorations in the church and the Kemp family tomb wherein he lies and which is Grade II listed.12
      Wall letter box bears the VR royal cipher.
      Tythe Barn, a 19th century farm building converted into a residence, is Grade II listed.9
      11-13, dating from the early 19th century, and The Granary (a former garage) are Grade II listed10.
Ke1949—
1ESRO ACC8745/61, DB/D/27/20
2ESRO DB/D/27/284
3HE 1380546, 1380547, 1380548
4HE 1380552
5HE 1380553
6HE 1380554
7HE 1380555
8HE 1381596, 1381595, 1380556
9HE 1381597
10HE 1380594
11HE 1380550
12HE 1380551
Greenways Corner, Ovingdean

¶ Ovingdean conservation area.
Off Greenways, small 1930s development at the entrance to Bulstrode Farm.  
Grenville Place Built early 1820s. Number of properties in 1822: 21. Lost in the Churchill Square development.
      17 was the original Sussex Throat and Ear Hospital 1879-1882, when it moved to Queen's Road.
      38 was the home of the actor William Fox (1911-2008) and his wife, the actress Patricia Hilliard (1916-2001), in the 1950s.
Ba1822–Ke1966
Grenville Street Now beneath the Churchill Square shopping complex, the diverted Grenville Place.  
Greyfriars Cul-de-sac of detached houses with double garages off Upper Drive.  
Grosvenor Court    
Grosvenor Place   Br1845–Fo1862; Census1851
Grosvenor Street       Tyson Place, named after Nicholas Tyson. The wiccan Doreen Valiente (1922-1999) lived here from 1972 until her death. Plaque. Br1845—; Census1851
Grove Cottages On Lewes Road. Fo1856–Pa1867; Census1851
Grove Court and Yard   Census1861
Grove Hill Created in 1960-61 to replace Grove Street.
      Highleigh, the first of the seven tower blocks built in this area, was opened by the mayor of Brighton, Alan Johnson, on 16 May 1961.
Ke1964—
Grove Road Previously called York Grove. Former name of York Road. Pa1868–Pa1861
Grove Street The last street to be built between Albion Street and Southover Street. Pa1895—
Guildford Road

¶ West Hill conservation area.
Built c1805. Ta1854
Guildford Street

¶ West Hill conservation area.
Formerly known as Upper Trafalgar Street. Numbering is sequential from the south-east corner. Fo1848—
Guildford Terrace Dates from c1810. Former name of Carlton Street. Fo1848–Pa1873
Guinness Trust Estate, Hove See Moyne Close.  
Gwydyr Mansions See Holland Road.  
Gypsey Lane Former name of Upper Lewes Road.  

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