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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: 1298671



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

County District District Type Parish
The City of Brighton and HoveUnitary Authority

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 02-Nov-1992

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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UID: 365517

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TQ2805SE 579-1/14/39

HOVE DENMARK VILLAS (West side) Ralli Memorial Hall, walls and railings


Community centre. Dated 1913. Architects Read and Macdonald of London for Mrs Stephen Ralli, builders Chapman, Lowry and Puttock. Wrenaissance style. Red brick laid in English bond, hipped clay tile roof with upswept eaves and strongly moulded wooden dentil cornice, brick stacks. L-plan fronting Denmark Villas with long return of the assembly hall onto Station Approach. 2 storeys over basement 1:3:1 bays, end bays project forward with pilaster quoins and drops in place of capitals under hipped roofs with shallow pediments to oriels bays carried on shaped brackets, all mullion and transom windows with leaded lights, central oriel gives access to balcony over hexagonal porch, flanked by mullion and transom casements and garlands enclosing the date AD 1913; ground floor with segmental headed casements below oriels, Ionic porch projecting for 3 bays and recessed for 3 bays with 3 pairs of 12-light double doors with shaped heads, approached by a shallow flight of 3 steps. There is an ornamental cartouche in the centre of the solid parapet to balcony. Ornamental hoppers to square section down pipes. North return of 2:1:6:2 bays, dentil moulded cornice returned around head of bulls-eye window over entrance in third bay left, 6-light mullion and transom windows to buttressed hall, plaque in central bay inscribed "This stone was laid by Stephen Andrew Ralli grandson of Stephen Ralli in memory of whom this all was erected by his wife 14 April 1913". Brick piers with moulded plinths and coping carrying ball finials to inner bays returned south and north to entrance on Station Road Approach, continued along the north elevation; wrought-iron railings set in dwarf wall. A fine composition.

Listing NGR: TQ2896805488

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National Grid Reference: TQ 28968 05488


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