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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List Entry Number: 1380440



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

District: The City of Brighton and Hove
District Type: Unitary Authority

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 22-Mar-1988

Date of most recent amendment: 26-Aug-1999

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 480569

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577-1/27/194 (West side)
22/03/88 Brighton Business Centre
(Formerly Listed as:
Former Army Records Office)


Diocesan Training College for School Mistresses, now business
centre. 1854. Designed by WG and E Habershon, for the Diocese
of Chichester; extended in 1886 to the designs of Scott and
Cawthorne of Brighton. Dated 1854 on a shield over the
entrance and on rainwater heads. Yellow brick to base and
quoins, knapped flint with stone dressings, roof of tiles.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys over half-basement, 7-window range to
south. E-shaped in plan to front and to back, the back wings a
good deal longer. Steps up to pointed segmental-arched porch
and entrance in the central gabled wing, the porch flanked by
small trefoiled lancets with shared hoodmoulds and string;
paired trefoiled lancets to basement; the ground floor has
paired trefoiled lancets grouped in fours to the main range,
and simpler lancets in pairs to the returns of the end wings;
full dormers to the first floor with 2 trefoiled lights and
moulded stone kneelers; the end wings have, on their south
faces, canted oriel with elaborately moulded corbelling and
windows of 5 trefoiled lights to the ground floor, and a
3-light pointed segmental-arched window under a hoodmould with
stops to the first floor; there is a similar window over the
entrance. Ridge stacks, now lower; the west side is detailed
as for the south range, with a cross-gable at the north-west
corner. The east side in Ditchling Road has 4 trefoiled
lancets to the south on the ground floor, then a former
bellcote; then 4 flat-arched windows and then a pointed
segmental-arched carriage entrance; full dormers to the first
INTERIOR: not inspected.
(Carder T: The Encyclopaedia of Brighton: Lewes: 1990-).

Listing NGR: TQ3146805398

Selected Sources

  1. Book  Reference - Author: Carder, T - Title: Encyclopaedia of Brighton - Date: 1990


National Grid Reference: TQ 31468 05398

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