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Rochester Mansions, Palmeira Mansions and Palmeira Avenue Mansions

A Grade II Listed Building in Brunswick and Adelaide, The City of Brighton and Hove

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.8269 / 50°49'36"N

Longitude: -0.1627 / 0°9'45"W

OS Eastings: 529495

OS Northings: 104650

OS Grid: TQ294046

Mapcode National: GBR JP3.1P8

Mapcode Global: FRA B6KX.6FP

Entry Name: Rochester Mansions, Palmeira Mansions and Palmeira Avenue Mansions

Listing Date: 4 February 1981

Last Amended: 2 November 1992

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1187548

English Heritage Legacy ID: 365506

Location: Brighton and Hove, BN3

County: The City of Brighton and Hove

Electoral Ward/Division: Brunswick and Adelaide

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Brighton and Hove

Traditional County: Sussex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): East Sussex

Church of England Parish: Hove St John the Baptist

Church of England Diocese: Chichester

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Listing Text


HOVE

TQ2904NW
579-1/18/28
04/02/81

CHURCH ROAD
(North side)
Nos.7-19 (Odd)
Rochester Mansions (7), Palmeira
Mansions (9-15) and Palmeira Ave
Mans. (17-19)
(Formerly Listed as:
CHURCH ROAD
No.7
Rochester Mansions)
(Formerly Listed as:
CHURCH ROAD
Nos.9-15 AND 25-31 (Odd)
Palmeira Mansions)
(Formerly Listed as:
CHURCH ROAD
Nos.17-23 (Odd)
Palmeira Avenue Mansions)

GV
II

Terrace of dwellings, now flats and offices. 1883-4, mid-late
C20 additions to attic storey. Architect H.J.Lanchester,
builder Jabez Reynolds Senior. Italianate style.
Exposed cement render over brick Nos 7-11, Nos 13-19 painted,
shallow pitch slate roofs.
Terrace: entrance to No.19 on left return in Palmeira Avenue,
entrance to No.7 on right return in Rochester Gardens.
4 storeys plus attic over basement, central 2-tier gable
front, 3-window frontage to each unit. Outer bays canted with
entrances on returns, each 3-window frontage breaks forward
slightly, linked by string courses. Sash windows without
glazing bars, C20 fenestration to attic storey, apart from
gable front, some blind boxes surviving; inserted dormers in
attic.
Central 2-tier gabled centrepiece surmounted by segmental
pediment with heraldic achievement in tympanum (presumed to be
that of Sir Isaac Goldsmid, Baron Palmeira) set above
round-headed opening, 3 round-headed windows below flanked by
aedicules resting on heavy moulded eaves cornice carried on
paired shaped brackets with ornamental frieze, camber-headed
windows in square-headed openings to third floor, second floor
square-headed windows each with entablature carried on console
brackets, scroll pediment centre, cills resting on shaped
brackets.
First floor round-headed windows linked by continuous
entablature with keystones, pediment to central window,
continuous cast-iron balustrade carried on rendered console
brackets, rusticated ground floor; flat-roofed Doric porches
with rusticated columns, half-glazed doors with ornamental
grills and fanlights.

Listing NGR: TQ2949504650

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