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The Ruins of Old Buckingham House, Shoreham-by-Sea

Description: The Ruins of Old Buckingham House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 25 August 1954
English Heritage Building ID: 297307

OS Grid Reference: TQ2194906106
OS Grid Coordinates: 521949, 106106
Latitude/Longitude: 50.8416, -0.2693

Location: Woodview, Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex BN43 5AL

Locality: Shoreham-by-Sea
Local Authority: Adur District Council
County: West Sussex
Country: England
Postcode: BN43 5AL

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Listing Text

In the entry for
3/54 OLD SHOREHAM (east side)

Buckingham House
The item shall be amended to read: WOOD VIEW
The Ruins of Old Buckingham
House (formerly listed as the-
Retreat, with remains of the
Old Buckingham House or Place,
Norman Crescent)

This house was designed by the Worthing architect John Rebecca, son of Biagio Rebecca,
in 1820. It was burned circa 1910. The shell remains with the east and south walls
trimmed to safety and the windows bricked up. The north and west sides are formed
by the block of flats known as Nos 1 to Woodview Court. 2 storeys. 3 windows
facing east, 3 south, white brick. Each front flanked by twin stone pilasters with
fancy capitals decorated with rosettes. Stone cornice and blocking course with
arcroteria above the pilasters. 1st floor windows in stone surrounds. Ground floor
outer windows have semi-circular tympana with niches in the centre containing shells.
Central bay of east front projects and is flanked by free-standing pseudo-Corinthian
columns rising through both storeys with additional rosettes to the caps. Above
is an elaborate enriched frieze of ox-heads and swags and a tall parapet set between
vases. In the centre of the ground floor on south front is a curved bay containing
a doorway and side lights. The house figures in George Moore's novel, "Esther Waters".

The former listing date shall be added to read: 29/9/72

In the entry for

The Ruins of Old
Buckingham House
(formerly listed
as the Retreat with
remains of the Old
Buckingham House or
Place, Norman Crescent)
the former listing date shall be amended to read 25.8.54


TQ 20 W
(east side)
Buckingham House

House, now house pair. Circa 1840 by J B Rebecca. Plastered with pantiled hipped
roof and two further hipped extensions set back at each side. Central block
projecting with flanking rusticated pilaster-strips and moulded cornice to coped
parapet supporting central stack. Two stacks to rear at each end. Two storeys;
2 bays in centre with 2 flanking bays at each side. Two central first floor
tripartite sashes with 2 hexagonal bays on the ground floor, topped by railings.
Windows between floors in flanking wings. Margin light sashes throughout. Outer bays
blank except for panelled doors on ground-floor with flat hoods over.

Listing NGR: TQ2194906106

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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