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Race Course Road In part former name of Elm Grove. north side. 1861
Race Hill       Sweet's Patch. 1851. 1851
Race Hill Cottages In Bear Road. Pa1891–
Radinden Raddingdean or Radynden was a manor dating from the early 13th century that included property in the area to the south of the modern Preston Park (see the entrance pillar to the park).
Radinden Drive, Hove Stanford Estate.
      No properties listed in Ke1936.
Ke1936—
Radinden Manor Road, Hove Stanford Estate.
      Layout plan: 12 April 18971.
Pi1926—
1ESRO DO/C/8/37
Railway Cottages, Patcham 1881 (2 lots).
Railway Cottages, Portslade Pa1892–Ke1973
Railway Mews Off Denmark Villas. To1902–Ke1973
Railway Street

¶ West Hill conservation area.
Fo1850—; Census1851
Ranelagh Terrace 'No houses at present' in Fo1859. Numbered in Ditchling Road from 1882. Fo1859–Pa1881
Ranelagh Villas, Hove Pi1896—
Raphael Road, Hove 'Houses not yet built' in Pi1905; 'in formation' in To1906. One of several roads south of Portland Road named after painters, in this instance the Italian Renaissance master Raphael (1483-1520). Pi1905—
Reading Road, Black Rock Numbered 8 December 19321. No properties listed in Ke1933. Ke1933—
1ESRO DB/D/27/35
Recreation Avenue, Hove Initial name of Marine Avenue before 1909. Mostly built 1906/07 by Lewonski & Sons. Pi1908–Pi1915
Rectory Close, Hove Part of Glebe Villas. Ke1958—
Red Cross Street Small tenements. Four properties listed in Ke1846. Only a short rump remains, giving pedestrian and emergency access to Brighton Metropolitan College.
      ph7-8 was the Red Cross Inn, opened as a beerhouse in 1854 and closed just before or during World War II.
      ph8 was the Roebuck from 1864 to 1910.
Red Cross Street  Red Cross Street
Images: looking west; looking east, Pelham Tower under construction
Ke1846–Ke1973; Census1851
Red Hill Open space to the west of Devil's Dyke Road.
Red House Farm and Cottages, Portslade
RedhillClose Cul-de-sac off Redhill Drive. Ke1949—
Redhill Drive Redhill Farm was here. The road appears to follow the line of a trackway across Withdean Downs. Named 5 April 19381. Numbered 22 July 19481. Ke1938—
1ESRO DB/D/27/40
2ESRO DB/D/27/285
Redvers Road Part of a cluster of streets to the east of Lewes Road, opposite Preston Barracks, commemorating the second Boer War (1899-1902). General Sir Redvers Buller VC (1839-1908) has two streets named after him: this and parallel Buller Road, both built shortly before his death. Noproperties listed in To1902-1903. Numbered April 19201. Renumbered 29 April 19522.
      59-71 (odd) were sold by Reed & Sons Ltd to Cowstick in 1905/063.
To1902—
1ESRO DB/D/46/874
2ESRO DB/D/27/297
3ESRO ACC5310/117
Reed's Court, Portslade Mr A Reed lived at no 1. Pa1892–To1902
Reeves Hill, Coldean Ke1954—
Refectory Road, Falmer On the University of Sussex campus.  
Regency Colonnade Former name of the twiten from Regency Square, identified with Russell Square since 1872. Census1851
Regency Cottages Original name for St Margaret's Place.
Regency Mews

Regency Square conservation area.
At 66 Preston Street.
      10-11, built c1835, are Grade II listed1.
Br1845—
1HE 1380801
Regency Road Created during the building of the Churchill Square complex c.1966.
      Wagner Hall is on the site of a Tabernacle Strict Baptist chapel built in 1834 that was accessed from its own alleyway off West Street.
Ke1954
Regency Square

Regency Square conservation area.
Built on open land, part of the Cliff Butts in the West Laine13, used for fairs until 1807 and originally called Belle Vue Field—to the south-west of which was Belle Vue House—and West Mill (Streeter's Mill) stood at the south-west corner. A large military emcampment (10,000 men) was here in 1793-94, believed to be the one referred to by Jane Austen in Pride and Prejudice.
      The intention was to call the new development Waterloo Square (after the battle) and it is still marked thus in the Wetton & Jarvis map of 1822. But by the time building started in 1818 it was towards the end of the Regency of George, Prince of Wales. After fencing off the central part to form a garden, Joshua Flesher Hanson, owner of the land, let 70 surrounding plots to builders, with options to buy. Number of properties in 1822: 45. Numbered 30 October 18901.
      1 St Albans House was Regency House, the last house to be completed in the main square, designed by Amon Henry Wilds with interior construction in 1829 by builder William Izard. Renamed St Albans House in 1839 when taken by the Duke and Duchess of St Albans, she being the former actress Harriet Mellon, the second wife, widow and sole beneficiary of banker Thomas Coutts and thus the richest woman in England, if not Europe. The house had extensive stables and a large riding school behind the Bedford Hotel, demolished after Second World War for the building of Bedford Hotel's garage. Brighton Corporation plaque commemorates 'Actress Harriet Mellon, who lived here 1830-1837'. Grade II* listed2, also identified as 131 King's Road.
      2, 3, 4 are probably by Amon Wilds and Amon Henry Wilds. Grade II* listed3.
      2 was the residence in 1828-1830 of mathematician and physician Dr William King (1786-1865), who founded a co-operative store in Brighton and launched The Co-operator paper. He lived elsewhere in Brighton from 1821 until his death. A Co-operative Society plaque.
      5-20 are by Amon Wilds and Amon Henry Wilds and built c1818. Grade II* listed4.
      22-25 are probably by Amon Wilds and Amon Henry Wilds. Grade II listed5.
      26-37, attributed to Amon Wilds and Amon Henry Wilds and built c1818, are Grade II* listed6.
      27 was the Brighton residence late in life of Theophilus Fairfax Johnson JP (1790-1853) of Holland House, Spalding, who was High Sheriff of Lincolnshire in 1847 and a large landowner in that county. Grade II listed17.
      38-46 attributed to Amon Wilds and Amon Henry Wilds and built c1818. A carriage arch between 42 and 43, leading to Regency Mews has been filled in, although the pavement brick crossover remains. Grade II listed18.
      46a and 46b are Grade II listed7.
      47-49 are Grade II listed8.
      51-56 are probably by Amon Wilds and Amon Henry Wilds. Grade II* listed9.
      57-59, attributed to Amon Wilds and Amon Henry Wilds and built c1818, are Grade II* listed11.
      57 was the residence of Somers Clarke (1848-1892) (see also 27 Oriental Place).
      60-66 are probably by Amon Wilds and Amon Henry Wilds. Grade II* listed12.
      65-66 was the residence of Sir Edwin Landseer in 1841. Brighton Corporation slate plaque10.
      The Regency Tavern in the passageway leading to Russell Square is Grade II listed14, as are the two bollards in the passage15.
      Regency Square car park opened under the square—it was originally going to be on the surface—in spring 1969. The construction site can be seen in the background at the start of the final sequence in the film The Big Switch, directed by Brighton-born Pete Walker.
      Royal Sussex Regiment War Memorial commemorates the 152 men who died in the Boer War (1900-1902). Designed by John W Simpson with a figure of a bugler sculpted by Charles L Hartwell (1873-1951) and built by monumental masons B & W Bennett. It was unveiled by the Marquess of Abergavenny (see Patcham) on 29 October 1904. Grade II listed16
Ba1822—
1ESRO DB/D/27/221
2HE 1381641
3HE 1380802
4HE 1380803
5HE 1380804
6HE 1380805
7HE 1380807-08
8HE 1380809
9HE 1380811
10HE Open Plaques (incorrect location)
11HE 1380812
12HE 1380813
13Terrier 1792: ESRO ACC9642 14HE 1380816
15HE 1380817
16HE 1380815
17HE 1380811
18HE 1380806
Regency Square Conservation area, designated 1973 and extended in 1977 and 2005.. >Character statement
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Regent Arcade

Old Town conservation area.
Built 1963, extended 1990s (?). Ke1966—
Regent Court At 12 Regent Hill.
      Small houses.
Census1851; Fo1859–Ke1960
Regent Hill

Clifton Hill conservation area.
Built 1820s. Number of properties in 1822: 9.
      [ph] 16 was the Bee Hive from 1868 until World War II.
      18-20 are Grade II listed1.
Ba1822—
1HE 1380818
Regent Place The eastern section of Western Road from Upper Russell Street to Clarence Street (ie, now fronting Churchill Square) in the 1820s, probably applying to the north side only. Number of properties in 1822: 231.
      10 was the residence of botanist Henry Philips from 1827.
Ba1822
Regent Row Built 1820s, it is now a stub of a street to the west of Dyke Road, just north of the Clock Tower, that used to run through to Regent Hill1. It was known as part of North Street until renamed and renumbered 17 December 19522.
      ph11 was the Lath Cleaver's Arms from 1898, It was owned by Smithers, for whom Clayton & Black did refurbishments in 1928, then Tamplins, when Arthur Packham made alterations in 1937. It closed c1961.
Census1841
1OS1873-1875
2ESRO DB/D/27/309
Regent Street

North Laine conservation area.
Number of properties in 1822: 42.
      ph44-45
Ba1822—
Reigate Road Four listed and 'other houses in course of erection' in Pi1889 at the southern end. Allotments were on either side and a nursery on the west on either side of the planned Wincombe Road2 in OS192. Renumbered 25 July 19291.
      2-8 were designed by Samuel Denman in 18842.
      10-12 were designed by Samuel Denman in 18893.
Pa1886—
1ESRO DB/D/27/70
2ESRO DB/D/2355 (20 Nov 1884)
3ESRO DB/D/2572 (21 Feb 1889)
Reservoir Road Former name of Downland Road. Warren Reservoir (covered) is near the corner with Warren Road.
Retreat, The, Hove Location unclear. A railway carriage hut was listed 'on the beach' below St Aubyns in Census1881.
      Railway Carriage Hut. 1881.
[1881]
Reynolds Avenue, Withdean Former name of the lower part of Valley Drive from the junction with Tongdean Lane. The first houses were originally known as Allotment Cottages. Reynolds was the bailiff employed by Lady Ogle, who lived at Withdean Court and owned the land. Renamed 26 January 19331. Pi1928–Ke1933
1ESRO DB/D/27/34
Reynolds Road, Hove 'In formation' in To1907; no properties listed until Pi1926. One of several roads south of Portland Road named after painters, in this instance the English portraitist Sir Joshua Reynolds ((1723-1792). A Beaker-type barb-ended arrow head was found here. To1907—
Richardson Road, Hove Possibly named after the author Samuel Richardson (1689-1761). Pi1905—
Richmond Buildings Former street between Richmond Street and Albion Hill, Number of properties in 1822: 36. Condemned for demolition in 1958.
      11 was rebuilt by Frederick Axtell in 19041.
      22 was rebuilt by Thomas Simpson in 18762.
      24-25 were rebuilt in 18843.
Ba1822–Ke1958
1DB/D/7/5880 (3 Mar 1904)
2DB/D/7/1342 (7 Mar 1876)
3DB/D/7/2300 (21 Feb 1884)
Richmond Gardens

Valley Gardens conservation area.
Built in 1826. Census1841; Fo1848—
Richmond Hill Here lived a lass more bright than May-day morn. Number of properties in 1822: 19. No properties listed in Ke1960.
      ph26 was the Crown and Sceptre, opened by 1824 and gone by 1859.
Marchant-Sicklemore map 1809; Ba1822–Ke1960
Richmond Mews At 62 Albion Street, leading to Albion Hill.
      Number of properties in 1822: 23
Ba1822–Fo1861
Richmond Parade Charles Lennox, 3rd Duke of Richmond and Lennox (1735-1806). Totally altered at its west end of Richmond Street after the latter was cut off by the Albion Hill development c1960.
      † Ebenezer Baptist Chapel was built between Ashton Street and Cambridge Street and opened on 13 April 1825, with the addition of the Ebenezer Chapel Schools extension in 1851. It was demolished in 1966 to make way for access to the tower blocks in Ashton Place and Grove Hill. Another chapel was built c.1967, designed by C J Wood, to replace the previous chapel of that name but this in turn was demolished.
      Ebenezer Reformed Baptist Church was built as a chapel and residential accommodation to replace the 1967 building.
Richmond Place

Valley Gardens conservation area.
      ph 33, originally the Richmond Arms, was here by 1818. In 1905 it was owned by Edlin. It was rebuilt in 1930 as The Richmond Hotel, designed in neo-Georgian style by John Leopold Denman for Kemp Town Brewery. The freehold of the site was owned by George Wigney & Co until 1850. It was last open in 2019. It has been on the B&H local list since 2015. Ba1822—
Richmond Road Former name for Mighell Street.
Richmond Road

Round Hill conservation area.
Renumbered 20 April 18811.
      Wall postbox outside 7 bears the VR royal cipher.>br />       [ph] 31 was the Victoria, designed by Samuel Denman and opened in 1887 by West Street Brewery. It was refurbished by Arthur Packham in 1927 for Tamplin and in 2009 it was converted into two houses with the entrances in Mayo Road.
      †Lewes Road Station was at the corner with D'Aubigny Road.
Ba1822—
1ESRO DB/D/27/205
Richmond Row Ba1822
Richmond Square At 1 Albion Hill.
      Small tenements.
Census1841-1851; Fo1848–Pa1878
Richmond Street Originally ran down to Grand Parade (see Richmond Parade). Renumbered sequentially along the north side, returning along the south side 2 April 18961. For a number of years there were eight pubs open simultaneously. All numbers below 34 and above 80 were removed for the Albion Hill redevelopment.

NORTH SIDE (west to east)
—On the section now called Richmond Parade, here is Albion Street.
      ph11 opened as a beerhouse with the delightful name of the Leg of Mutton and Cauliflower in 1839 but after an apparently shakey start was called the Antelope by 1846. From 1867 it was the Telegraph and was gone by 1908.
—On the section now called Richmond Parade, here was Richmond Buildings.
      †13-15 was known as Bolton Terrace in the 1850s.
      ph13, Lennox Arms was here from 1854 until 1958.
      ph17 opened by 1885 as the Princess Helena, which closed c1925.
Ashton Street was here.
      †Ebenezer Chapel opened in 1825 and was demolished in 1966.
Cambridge Street was here.
      ph18-19, The Duke of Cambridge was here from 1868 until 1956.
Dinapore Street was here and the barrier built across the road to stop runaway vehicles on the 1:5 incline.
      ph25, The Live and Let Live opened by 1881 and was here until 1960.
Liverpool Street was here.
      34A is a remnant of Chates Farm, a dairy operation that began in 1858 and continued until as recently as 1934.
—Here is Windmill Terrace (at 57).
—Here is Queen's Park Road (at 67).
Richmond Street  Richmond Street  Dinapore Street  Richmond Street 
Images: from Grand Parade; Ebenezer Chapel; barrier at Dinapore Street [RS James Gray Collection]; the Live and Let Live (left of row)

SOUTH SIDE (east to west)
      [ph] 70 was the Stanley Arms from 1910 to 1935.
—Here is Windmill Street (at 76).
—Here is Tilbury Way>.
—Here is Tarner Road.
—Here is Elmore Road.
Claremont Place was here.
      ph88, The Corporation Arms opened by 1870 and closed c1925.
Claremont Street was here.
Claremont Row was here.
—On the section now called Richmond Parade, here is Ivory Place.
      ph98, The Stag opened by 1839 and closed in 1910.
—On the section now called Richmond Parade, here is Sussex Place.
      ph103, The Flyman's Home was only sporadically listed from 1858 but regularly from 1885 until it closed in 1947.
Ba1822—
1ESRO DB/D/27/88
Richmond Terrace

Valley Gardens conservation area.
Built speculatively by A and H Wilds in 1818. The steps between here and Roundhill Crescent are known as the Cats' Creep. Renumbered 17 January 18951.
      1-3, formerly known as Lennox Place and dating from c1825, are attributed to Amon Wilds and Charles Busby. They are Grade II listed2.
      4-6, 7 are Grade II listed3.
      8-10 Brighton Technical College was built in 1895 in terracotta brick, extended in 1909 and altered in 1927 and 1935. With its attached walls, gates and railings it is Grade II listed4.
      11-14, designed by Amon Wilds and built 1818, are Grade II listed5.
      15, 16, 17-18 are Grade II listed6.
Ba1822—
1ESRO DB/D/27/208
2HE 1380819
3HE 1380820, 1380821
4HE 1380829
5HE 1380823
6HE 1380824, 1380826, 1380828
Ridge Close, Portslade Cul-de-sac off Thornhill Rise. Ke1966
Ridge View, Coldean Ke1964
Ridgeside Avenue, Withdean       75 was the residence of Stanley Deason. Ke1936
Ridgeway, The, Woodingdean Numbered 16 June 19481. Ke1949—
1ESRO DB/D/27/285
Ridgeway Close, Woodingdean Named 24 January 1966, numbered 2 March 19671. Ke1947—
1ESRO DB/D/27/332
Ridgewood Avenue, Saltdean Numbered 6 September 19561. Ke1947—
1ESRO DB/D/27/340
Riding School Lane From 31 Edward Street to 79 Carlton Hill.
      An industrial street. A riding school was in the building on the corner at 31 Edward Street. No properties listed after 1956.
      Bastock Cottage 1851
Br1845–Ke1968
Ridings, The, Ovingdean

Ovingdean conservation area.
Short cul-de-sac of modern cottage-style housing.
Rifle Butt Road, Black Rock The name comes from the rifle practice range ('butts') for volunteer militia at nearby Sheepcote Valley. Numbering was consecutive northwards on the west side, continuing southwards on the east side. The road was demolished c1973/74 to clear the way for the access road to the Marina. The Brighton Gas Works were hit by enemy bombs on 25 May 1943.
      Black Rock Cottages formed the southern part of Rifle Butt Road until acquired by Brighton Borough Council in 1933 to be demolished for the creation of Marine Drive7.
      Black Rock Bakery, built 1867, acquired from Stevens Brothers by Brighton Borough Council in 19721.
      4 built 1839, acquired by Brighton Borough Council in 19702.
      5 built 1897, acquired by Brighton Borough Council in 19703.
      Friends Meeting House and Friends' Burying Ground opened in 1859 and was extended in 1881 by Patching & Son to a design by Holford, Clayton & Black. It closed in 1958 and the remains from about 190 graves were removed in September-November 1972 to the Lawn Memorial Park at Woodingdean8
      9 built 1869, acquired by Brighton Borough Council in 19694.
      21-22 built 1869, acquired by Brighton Borough Council in 19335.
      23 built 1844, acquired by Brighton Borough Council 19346.
Richmond Street  Richmond Street  Dinapore Street  Richmond Street 
Images: southern end (2) [David Fisher, 1972]; looking north [postcard]; northern end.
Pa1883–Ke1973;
1ESRO R/C/4/277
2ESRO R/C/4/276
3ESRO R/C/4/275
4ESRO R/C/4/278 (includes elevation of proposed houses 1869)
5ESRO R/C/4/279
6ESRO R/C/4/280 (includes plans of 18 plots in the street)
7ESRO R/C/4/292
8General Register Office: Removal of Graves and Tombstones RG 37/20
Rigden Road, Hove Stanford Estate. The layout is April 19242. William Marsh Rigden was the tenant of 740 acres of farmland before 1841. The lease was renewed on 25 August 18571. Pi1926—
1ESRO SFD/2/3/5
2ESRO DO/C/8/652
Riley Place Numbered 10 January 19391. 1ESRO DB/D/27/55
Riley Road No properties listed in Pi1901. Built 1903-1906. Renumbered 6 July 19051.
      18 was the birthplace of Daisy and Violet Hilton. Plaque (2022).
      98-100 bears the inscription 'B&CLVCH 1903' on the side wall facing Coombe Road. The meaning has not (yet) been discovered.
Pi1901—
1ESRO DB/D/27/91
Ringmer Close, North Moulsecoomb Cul-de-sac off Ringmer Road.
Ringmer Road, North Moulsecoomb Built in the late 1920s. Most streets in the north of the area are named after Sussex villages.
Ringmer Road
Image: Ringmer Road from Wild Park [Royal Pavilion & Museums Trust]
Pi1928—
The Rise, Portslade
Robert Street

North Laine conservation area.
Dennis Hobden was born here.
      16-17 was formerly the Jireh Strict Baptist Chapel, known as the Finch Chapel, built in 1846 but closed in 1902. It has since been used as manufacturing and commercial premises.
      Argus Lofts is the former and printing works of the Evening Argus, acquired in June 2001 by City Loft Developments and now an apartment, retail and office block and converted by Conran & Partners, completed in August 2003.
Br1845—
Robertson Road, Preston Built 1885-1889 and numbered 16 August 18941.
      2-4 was the Sussex Temporary Home for Lost and Starving Dogs, founded in 1884 by Juliana and Maria Gregory in memory of their sister Caroline, three of five sisters who lived at Withdean Lodge in London Road. It later became the Canine Defence Animal Hospital and Dogs' Home and is now the PDSA Petaid Hospital. A plaque commemorates the original dogs' home.
      Wall letter box at the junction with Kingsley Road bears the Edward VII royal cipher.
Pa1885—
1ESRO DB/D/27/84
Robin Davis Close, Bevendean Built c2005 on part of the site of the former Bevendean Hospital.
Robin Dene Named 22 November 1965 and numbered 7 July 19661. Ke1968—
1ESRO DB/D/27/438
Robin's Row, Portslade

Portslade conservation area.
Census1841; Pa1892–Ke1973
Rochester Gardens, Hove

Brunswick Town conservation area (1-6 consecutive, Gwydyr Mansions, Rochester Close).
Gwydyr Mansions and Rochester Mansions are part of Church Road.
Rochester Street, Kemp Town Numbered 15 November 18821. Dead end. Pa1882—
1ESRO DB/D/27/255
Rock Buildings Built after 1776; five houses by 1795.
Rock Court At 57 St James's Street.
SMall tenements, no thoroughfare.
Pa1872–Pa1893
Rock Grove, Kemp Town

Kemp Town conservation area.
Rear of Chichester Terrace.
      See also Kemp Town Place. It was renamed 26 January 19331.
      2-3 are Grade II listed as a group with 1-7, 2, 6a Kemp Town Place2.
      Lamppost at the eastern end is Grade II listed3.
Pi1925—
1ESRO DB/D/27/32
2HE 1381631
3HE 1381630
Rock Mews At 45 Marine Parade, leading into St James's Street.
Former name of Rock Place until 1861.
Ba1822–Pa1881
Rock Place

East Cliff conservation area.
Formerly known as Lower Rock Mews and Rock Mews.
      ph 6, Battle of Waterloo was here by 1822 but claims to date from 1792, 23 years before the battle. It is now called Brighton Rocks.
      7a was Maples furniture factory.
Fo1862—
Rock Street, Kemp Town

East Cliff conservation area.
The street was built after 1776. Number of houses in 1795: 5. Numbers are sequential along the south side, returning along the north side.
      [ph] 3 was the Dun Horse from c1832 to 1854.
      ph 7, Rock Inn was here by 1832. It was renamed The Mad Hatter in 2016, then The Curzon in 2021 but has now reverted sensibly to its original name.
      ph 8-9, Busby and Wilds opened by 1854 as the Hervey Arms. It was the bizarrely named I Go Inn early in the 21st century, the Swan briefly c2012 but has its present name, commemorating local architects Wilds & Busby from 2014.
      14 was the residence of pauper Mary Ann Day, mother of eight, who was murdered here in 14 February 1863. She ate a mince pie laced with arsenic by either 46-year-old profoundly deaf house painter William Sturt, who wanted to marry her, or by one of her daughters.
Census1841; Br1845—
Rodmell Avenue, Saltdean Numbered 10 February 19481.
      111 was designed by D Radtke in 1995.
Ke1947—
1ESRO DB/D/27/278
ROEDALE Named after William Roe of Withdean, Roedale was a property to the east of Ditchling Road, oppoosite the east end of Surrenden Road. To the north-east was Upper Roedale Farm, now the site of Hollingbury Park golf course. To the south, Lower Roedale Farm was the site of Golf Drive.
Roedale Cottages Part of Ditchling Road
Roedale Road Called Roedean Road on the 1899 OS map. Includes Payne's Terrace. Renumbered 7 March 19011.
      ph 1, The Hollingbury [Hotel] was designed by Samuel Denman for the West Street Brewery Company in 18962. It has been on the B&H local list since 2015.
      2-52 (even) were designed by Loader & Long for Sheldon as two-storey bay-fronted terraces3; 14 was amended to include a stable5.
      9-35 (odd)) were designed by Loader & Long for R Olliver as two-storey bay-fronted terraces3.
      62-76 were known as Payne's Terrace and numbered 1-8.
      78-118 were built by George Burstow for Payne6.
To1904—
1ESRO DB/D/27/169
2ESRO DB/D/7/4372, dated 7 Aug 1896
3ESRO DB/D/7/4271, dated 16 Jan 1896
4ESRO DB/D/7/4212, dated 19 Sep 1895
5ESRO DB/D/7/4609, dated 21 Oct 1897
5ESRO DB/D/7/5932, dated 7 Jul 1904
Roedean 'Rough valley' (OE ruh dene). Now associated with the famous girls' public school on the cliffs (see Roedean Way).
Roedean Bottom Open space.
Roedean Crescent, Roedean Part of the East Brighton estate assembled by Brighton Corporation, which leased land here for housing development in the mid 1930s.
      27 was designed by Morgan Carn Partnership in 2011 to replace a previous house.
      40 was designed by Nicola Thomas of ARCH/angels and built in 2014.
      53 was designed by KTA Architects & Designers and built c2014.
Ke1935—
Roedean Heights, Roedean Cul-de-sac of five Tudorbethan detached houses off Roedean Crescent.
Roedean Path, Roedean Link road between Roedean Crescent and Roedean Way. Ke1973—
Roedean Road, Roedean (B2006). From its construction in 1897 this was the principal eastbound route following the closure of the old turnpike to Rottingdean (and was consequently known as Rottingdean Road) until the opening of Marine Drive in 1932. It includes Roedean Terrace and Roedean Way. Boundary stone at the corner of Whitehawk Road is Grade II listed1. Named 27 April 19332. Renumbered 9 July 19513.
      Bell Tower Industrial Estate was built in 1983 on the site of St Mark's School, of which the bell tower alone was preserved.
      East Brighton Golf Course at Wick Bottom was founded in 1893 as Kemp Town Golf Club and changed to its present name four years later. The club house was built and extended between 1897 and 1912.
      John Howard House opened in 1914 as a convalescent home for gentlewomen, paid for by Sir John Howard, but requisitioned the same year as a hospital for officers. It later became a nurses' home and from 1974 was run by the Royal Hospital and Home for Incurables, Putney, which sold it in 1999. It is now the Brighton Steiner School, which, since c2018, is called the Brighton Waldorf School, for which the entrance is in Whitehawk Road..
      John Howard Cottages is a group of 24 Tudorbethan residences forming three sides of a square, built 1922 and renovated 1994 and managed by St George's Church as almshouses for retired nurses and others in the caring professions. It was added to the B&H local list in 2022
      Miniature Golf Course opened in April 1957
      Roedean Terrace is a row of nine coastguard cottages built c1900.
      33 was re-built c2013 to replace an earlier house.
      34, 36 were designed by Studio Octopi and built in 2021.
      35 was designed by Flint Architecture and built in 2021 to replace an earlier house.
      37 was designed by Bale House CAD and built in 2019 to replace a previous house.
      39 was designed by Bale House CAD and built 2014 to replace a previous house.
      40, Ocean Heights is a block of seven apartments built by Bold Architecture Design in 2010.
Pi1897—
1HE 1381110
2ESRO DB/D/27/31
3ESRO DB/D/27/45
Roedean Vale, Roedean Ke1973—
Roedean Way, Roedean       Roedean School was founded in 1885 by the Lawrence Sisters. The present building was designed by Sir John Simpson (and later parts with Maxwell Ayrton, both being the architects of Wembley Stadium) and opened in 1898, with a chapel of 1905-06 and arts, music and library wing of 1910-11. During the Second World War it was requisitioned first by the army and then the Royal Navy, being commissioned as HMS Vernon (R) on 3 May 1941. Other sites in Brighton and Hove were progressively added as outposts of the shore base. The school was evacuated to Keswick in Cumberland where teaching began again in September 1940 for the duration. The main buildings are Grade II listed1. 1HE 1380831
Roman Road, Portslade Ke1930—
Romany Close, Portslade Cul-de-sac off Old Shoreham Road. Ke1964—
Romney Road, Rottingdean Numbered 6 September 19481. Ke1947—
1ESRO DB/D/27/285
Romsey Close, Hollingdean Cul-de-sac off Mountfields. Ke1954—
Rose Hill

Valley Gardens conservation area.
Originally a house and gardens on the northern edge of Brighton, where the Sylvan Hall estate (see Canterbury Drive) now stands. Rose Hill is the name of the road to the south, formerly knows as Rose Hill East.
      †1 freehold sold for £720 in 18881.
      ph7, The Duke of Wellington was here by 1867 and closed by or during World War II.
      Button Court is a block of 14 social housing flats.
Fo1848—
1The Builder, 8 Sep 1888:184
Rose Hill Close Formerly the eastern end of Rose Hill Terrace, which became a cul-de-sac of three-storey terraced houses off Ditchling Road when Rose Hill Court was built in Kingsbury Road.
Rose Hill East North side of The Level.
Former name of Rose Hill.
      Terrace House. 1851.
Map1830s, Fo1850ndash;Pa1874
Rose Hill North       Rose Hill North Stables. 1851. Br1845–Fo1852
Rose Hill Place       Summa Cottage. 1851. [1851]
Rose Hill Terrace Built early 1850s. The eastern end was separated and became Rose Hill Close when Rose Hill Court was built in Kingsbury Road. Numbering is sequential from the north-west corner, returning along the south side, but continues in Rose Hill Close (32-44 and 61-68 are omitted).
      During WW2 a bomb hit the eastern end, which was reconstructed (see image below).
      3 was the residence of Harry Sergeant c1929-1931. He was known by his stage name Max Miller as early as 1920 but retained his birth name in directories1.
      ph7, The Duke of Wellington
      [ph] 31 was The London Arms from c1864 to 1954. It is now a private residence.
      ph 70-71, Rose Hill Tavern dates from c1864 and was refurbished, including the green-tiled façade, by Stavers Tiltman in 1934 for the Portsmouth & Brighton United Breweries. It has been on the B&H local list since 2015.
      84-88 (?) was damaged by bombs and replaced by prefabs that were demolished in 1966.
      Albert House. 1851.
      North Cottage. 1851.
Construction in Rose Hill Terrace
With the London Arms in the background, construction on the south-east end of Rose Hill Terrace. This was later replaced by Rose Hill Court.
1Trade ad in The Stage
Rosebery Avenue, Woodingdean Wick Estate. Possibly named after Archibald Primrose, 5th Earl of Rosebery, British prime minister 1894-1895. Numbered 29 April 19481. Ke1947—
1ESRO DB/D/27/283
Rosedene Close, Woodingdean Numbered 26 June 19581. Ke1966—
1ESRO DB/D/27/322
Rosehill Terrace Mews Off Rose Hill Terrace.
Roseneath Terrace Terrace of 25 houses, built c1873 and named after the Duke of Argyle's Clydeside seat, Rosneath Castle in Dunbartonshire (cf Clyde Road). Separately numbered 1873-1875 until incorporated into the numbering of Preston Road 33-81 (odds). Pa1873–Pa1875
Rothbury Road, Portslade Interwar development of semi-detached housing. Rothbury, Northumberland was the birthplace of local builder A L Middleton (see also Rothbury Cinema under Franklin Road and Jesmond Road). Ke1932—
Rotherfield Close, Hollingbury Cul-de-sac off Rotherfield Crescent. Ke1956—
Rotherfield Crescent, Hollingbury Supplementary numbering and renumbering 6 June 19631. Ke1951—
1ESRO DB/D/27/403
ROTTINGDEAN 'Valley of Rota's people' (OE Rotinga dene). One of the ancient manors and parishes in the area, named in Domesday Book as Rotingeden. The other component manors of the parish were Balsdean, Bazehill and Challoners. Formerly part of Newhaven Rural District, it was incorporated into the County Borough of Brighton in 1928 under the Brighton Corporation Act 1927. The shops at the crossroads were numbered 9 November 19351. Tithe map (1839)
1ESRO DB/D/27/3
Rottingdean Conservation area, designated in 1970 and extended in 2012, comprising 16.58ha (41.64 acres) >Character statement
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Rottingdean Place, Ovingdean See Falmer Road.
Rottingdean Road Former name of Roedean Road. To1902–Ke1933
Rotyngs, The, Rottingdean Late 20th century housing development off Falmer Road. Ke1970—
ROUND HILL The Round Hill Farm estate was acquired by the Conservative Land Society, a fourth portion being disposed of by sale in 18621. [1861]
1Building News, 1862-04-18:280
Round Hill Conservation area, designated in 1977, comprising 12.05ha (29.78 acres). An Article 4 direction made in 2011 requires planning permission for works to alter or replace windows, doors, chimneys, open spaces or roofs fronting a highway. >Character statement
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Round Hill Crescent

Round Hill conservation area.
The steps between here and Richmond Terrace are known as the Cats' Creep. One property listed 'and houses now building' in Fo1856; 'other houses unfinished' in Pa1867. Numbered (with three properties in Upper Lewes Road) 20 April 18811.
      1-13 are Grade II listed2.
      5 was one of the childhood residences (1850s-1860s) of Walter Arthur Copinger.
      17 was addded when the plan for Lennox Road was abandoned in favour of steps.
      19-21, built c1865, are Grade II listed3.
      23-27, built c1865, are Grade II listed4.
      31 was the Round Hill Esatte Office (1871).
      69-71, built c1865, are Grade II listed5.
      101-113, built c1865, are Grade II listed6.
      101 was the Lewes Road Hospital for Women and Children (aka Lady Chichester Hospital), replacing a dispensary in Islingword Road, from 1905 until it moved to 8 Ditchling Road in 1910.
Fo1856—
1ESRO DB/D/27/188
2HE 1380833
3HE 1380834
4HE 1380835
5HE 1380836
6HE 1380837
Round Hill Park At the commencement of the Ditchling Road, about half a mile from St Peter's Church1. 1Pa1871
Round Hill Road

Round Hill conservation area.
Built in 1880.
      1-1A was built as a baker's shop by John Dallimore for Charles Cuttress & Son1, associated with the adjacent Tower Bakery in Belton Road.
      2 was built as a workshop by Fellingham2.
      4-16 (even) were built by George Fellingham3.
Pa1884—
1ESRO DB/D/7/1822 (6 Apr 1880)
2ESRO DB/D/7/1913 (6 Oct 1880)
3ESRO DB/D/7/1883 (27 Jul 1880)
Round Hill Street

Round Hill conservation area.
Built in 1880.
      1-15 (odd) were designed by Scott & Hyde for Gates1.
      2-18 (even) were designed by Scott & Hyde for Chambers2.
Pa1884—
1ESRO DB/D/7/1905 (6 Oct 1880)
2ESRO DB/D/7/1884 (28 Jul 1880)
Round Hill Villas Four pairs of semi-detached villas, numbered 1-8, now 68-80 Ditchling Road.
Roundway, Coldean Two-storey semi-detached houses built round an oval grassed area. Ke1949—
Row Hill Census1861 only
Row Hill East Census1861 only
Rowan Avenue, Hove The Dyke railway line ran behind the west side and defined the curve of the road. Rowan Halt station [qv] was here. Ke1933—
Rowan Close, Mile Oak Cul-de-sac off Mile Oak Road. Ke1964—
Rowan Halt A stop on the Brighton & Dyke Railway opened in January 1934 on the northern edge of Hove Cemetery, accessed via the footpath between 80 ELm Drive and 2 Rowan Avenue. It closed in 1939. Ke1947—
Rowan Way, Rottingdean Beechlands estate. Named and numbered 21 December 1954, 29 November 1968 and 11 July 19751. Ke1966—
1ESRO DB/D/27/320
Royal Crescent, Marine Parade

East Cliff conservation area.
Named by its principal promoter, J B Otto, a businessman of West Indian origin, to ingratiate himself at the court of the Prince Regent. The land was sold for building in 1798-99. Three houses were erected at each end of the crescent before Otto left the country on business—or became bankrupt and absconded, according to one more contemporary account. The crescent was not finished until 1807. While inscribing the words 'Royal Crescent' above the central houses, a workman called Leggatt stepped back to look at the S he had just completed, fell onto the railings below and was killed. A giant statue of the Prince Regent was erected in the garden by Otto in 1802 but it wore badly, aggravating the attitude of the prince towards Otto, and was removed in November 1819. Number of properties in 1822: 14. All houses are Grade II* listed1. In the mid 19th century most of the houses were let as furnished properties.
      2 was taken in the last year of his life, 1823, by Sir Richard Richards, Lord Chief Baron of the Exchequer.
      4 was residence for many years of Sir John Thomas Briggs (1781-1865), accountant general to the navy, who died here on 3 February 1865.
      4-5 Sir Laurence Olivier lived here with his third wife Joan Plowright between 1961 and 1979. Brighton Corporation plaque.
      7 Sir Laurence Olivier and Joan Plowright stayed here in July 1960 during the initial scandal about their relationship. The house was leant to them by Sir John Clements and Kay Hammond. This led to Olivier buying numbers 4 and 5.
      14 was the residence of Frederick Perkins, manager and later part owner of Henry Thrale's brewery at Streatham.
Ba1822—
1HE 1380838
Royal Crescent Mews

East Cliff conservation area.
Pa1881—
Royles Close, Rottingdean Off Gorham Avenue.
      Numbered 1 April 1965, supplementary numbered 18 November 19691.
Ke1966—
1ESRO DB/D/27/385
Rudgwick Road Former name of Orchid View. Rudgwick is a village north-west of Horsham.  
Rudyard Close, Woodingdean Named and numbered 4 March 1965, supplementary numbering 24 April 19681. Ke1969—
1ESRO DB/D/27/423
Rudyard Road, Woodingdean Pre-fabs were here post-war. Ke1969—
Rugby Place, Kemp Town 'Houses building' in Pa1882. Pa1882—
Rugby Road

Preston Park conservation area.
'No houses' in Pi1888. Numbered 19 April 18941.
      74 Downs Junior School, was called the Ditchling Road Board School when it opened in 1890. Designed by Thomas Simpson, architect of the Brighton & Preston School Board. With the attached walls and gate piers it is Grade II listed2.
Pi1888—
1ESRO DB/D/27/155
2HE 1380839
Rushlake Close, Coldean Cul-de-sac of dormer bungalows built on the site of former allotments. Named 4 February 1965, numbered 25 November 19651. Ke1968—
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1ESRO DB/D/27/428
Rushlake Road, Coldean The section between Lewes Road and Forest Road was formerly known as West Drive. Ke1956—
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Ruskin Place, Hove Pedestrian-only terrace of nine properties between Ruskin Road and Tamworth Road built c2001 on the site of a former factory. Ke1947—
Ruskin Road, Hove Built by T H Scutt in 1900-19011 on former allotments. A railway signal box was at the northern end, associated with the Dyke Junction Halt.
      1 was originally a shop, designed in 1900 by T H Scutt2.
      2-34 were designed in 1900 by T H Scutt2.
      3-53 were designed in 1900 by T H Scutt3.
Pi1901—
1ESRO DO/C/6/2079 (21 Aug 1900)
2ESRO DO/C/6/2042 (25 Apr 1900)
3ESRO DO/C/6/2046 (15 May 1900), 2180(3 Jun 1901)
Russell Cottage Gardens [1826]
Russell Court At 51 Russell Street [1826] Ta1854–To1906
Russell Crescent, Seven Dials Renumbered 3 July 19511.
      3, 5 and 7, built c1845, are Grade II listed2.
Ta1854—
1ESRO DB/D/27/296
2HE 1380841
Russell Mews

Regency Square conservation area.
At 37 Russell Square.
      Now a gated development as a continuation of Regency Mews.
Russell Place Number of properties in 1822: 35
      † St Paul's School and St Paul's Vicarage were lost in the Churchill Square development.
Russell Place
Ba1822—
Russell Square

Regency Square conservation area.
Dr Richard Russell promoted the practice of sea bathing at Brighton. The square was completed around 1825. Numbering is sequential, anti-clockwise from the north-east corner; it was partially renumbered in 1872: approximately the first 10 properties were omitted and numbers between 14 and 41 were reduced by 10, thereafter by six. Numbers 1-10 were removed for Churchill Square.
      33, The Colonnade Tavern (formerly 2 Regency Colonnade) was incorporated in 1873 into . . . .
      33-34, The Regency Tavern (formerly 3 Regency Colonnade), which was here from the late 1820s.
Sw1832—
Russell Street Also called Russel Street, Great Russell Street. Built 1780s, 78 houses were here by 1795. Number of properties in 1822: 61. Numbering was sequential from the south-west corner, returning down the east side. It ran approximately on the centre line of Brighton Centre and Churchill Square, during the development of which it was lost.
      ph 1, The Cannon Inn was here from 1854 until it was removed for Churchill Square.
West side (south to north)
      ph3 was the Russell Arms, which was here from 1858 to 1958.
      ph4 was the Pickwick Arms, which opened by 1839 but had gone by 1854. Charles Dickens' The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club was serialised in 1836-1837. Dickens first visited Brighton in 1837.
      ph5 was the Lord Nelson, which was here by 1822 and closed in 1956.
Here was Cannon Street (at 9).
      †10 was Kidd & Hotblack's Cannon Brewery.
      †17 was the Church of the Holy Resurrection, designed in red brick by R H Carpenter and built for Rev Arthur Wagner in 1879. It closed as early as 1911 and became the Central Meat Market until demolition in 1968.
      ph32 was the Burton Arms, which opened by 1872 and closed before or during the Second World War.
Here was Upper Russell Street.
East side (north to south)
      †36 had an ice house 1834-18541.
      ph38 was the Pelham Arms, which opened by 1822 and closed in 1964 to make way for Churchill Square.
Here was Russell Place (at 39).
Here was Bodle's Court (at 49).
Here was Little Russell Street (at 50).
      ph51 was the Boatman's Arms, which opened in 1865 and closed in 1966 to make way for Churchill Square.
Here was Russell Court (at 51).
      ph55 was the Fisherman at Home, which opened in 1839 and closed in 1926.
      †63 was renumbered 21 December 1916.
Russell Street  Russell Street
Co1799—
1R G Martin: 'Ice Houses and the Commercial Ice Trade in Brighton' in Sussex Industrial History no 14: 21
Rustington Road, Hollingbury Mainly bungalows on the south side, some terraces at right angles to the road on the north. Rustington is coastal village in West Sussex. Supplementary numbering 7 January 19651. Ke1956—
1DB/D/27/420
Rutland Gardens, Hove Known as Rutland Road (1897-1900) prior to development.
      Stretton Court, a red-brick apartment block, bears the name of Joseph Harris Stretton, a local landowner (see Aldrington).
Pi1901—
Rutland Road, Aldrington       2, Rutland Gospel Hall was built for Cliftonville Congregational Church as a mission hall, designed by William H Nash in 1896 and opened in 1900. It was sold in the 1930s to finance the construction of Hounsom Memorial Chapel in Nevill Avenue. It was West Hove Community Baptist Church, then beame a nursery school and is now the New Life Christian Church. It has been on the B&H local list since 2015.
      ph 59, The Ancient Mariner was built as the Rutland Hotel to a design by Samuel Denman for Smithers brewery, with additions in 1911 by Denman & Matthew. It was bought by Tamplin's in 1929. It has been on the B&H local list since 2015..
      78 was fore=merly a corner shop.
Pi1897—
Ryde Road Mostly built in 1903 by George Burstow. Pi1905—
Ryelands Drive, West Moulsecoomb Blocks of three-storey council flats, built in the 1950s on the Bates Estate. Ke1954—

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