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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: 1381101



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: 13-Oct-1952

Date of most recent amendment: 26-Aug-1999

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UID: 481446

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TQ3004SW WESTERN ROAD 577-1/38/968 (South side) 13/10/52 Nos.95 AND 96 Eastern part of Debenham's store and attached wall (Formerly Listed as: WESTERN ROAD Nos.95 AND 96 Plummers)


Formerly known as: Priory Lodge WESTERN ROAD. Formerly known as: The Gothic House WESTERN ROAD. Includes: Nos.1, 2 AND 3 WESTERN TERRACE. House, now eastern part of Debenham's store. 1822-25. By Amon Wilds and Charles Augustus Busby. Stucco, roofs of slate. EXTERIOR: 2 and 3 storeys, 6-window range to Western Road. The building is most easily understood in 3 parts. (1) The original front to Western Road: C20 shop front to ground floor; above that an octagonal tower with offset buttresses terminating in pinnacles; on the first floor of the tower, pointed-arched windows glazed as 2 lancets under hoodmoulds with heads as stops to north and north-west faces; frieze of shields as storey band; above there are segmental-pointed-arched windows with hoodmoulds and heads as stops, those to the north and north-east faces blind, north-west window glazed as 2 cusped lancets; embattled parapet between pinnacles, with blind lancets and quatrefoils; then a single-window bay to right with similar windows, storey band continuing and roll-moulding to parapet; then, coming forward, another single-window bay flanked by octagonal piers with blind arcading, first-floor window C20, storey band continuing, second- floor window as on the tower but with no head as stop, low gable with roll-moulding; finally a single-window bay added in 1880 with canted bay to first floor, springing band, sill band to second-floor window which is flat with a hoodmould and glazing probably altered. (2) The fronts of the original building in Western Terrace, so far as visible: early C20 shop detailing to ground floor; octagonal pier to south-east corner, terminating in an embattled pinnacle above the original parapet; 5-sided bay to first floor, probably of C20 date under a gable decorated with squared quatrefoils; to right of that a canted bay probably 3 sides of a former tower with lancet windows to first floor with hoodmoulds and head stops, the whole bay glazed to the second floor; there are also visible, above the early C20 extension (3), a gable decorated as at the south end, and the remains of an octagonal pier decorated with blind arcading. (3) A 2-storey shop extension at the corner of Western Road and Western Terrace, effectively blocking the corner of the original buildings: early C20 in date, with late C20 shop front to Western Road and front part of Western Terrace; former continuously-glazed restaurant to first floor in Western Road with flattened bow window to centre; frieze lettered 'RESTAURANT' carried round the bow; stepped and balustraded parapet; the southern part of this extension in Western Terrace has an entrance, now a window, under a shell-moulded canopy; to the left a partly blind segmental arcade of 3 bays between rusticated pilasters with lugged panels to the lower part and flat-arched windows above; first floor has 3 flat-arched windows under an entablature and balustraded parapet; south front similarly detailed but now much altered. INTERIOR: not inspected. Wall to south end in Western Terrace with segmental-arched gateway under console to north and 2 gateways to south, one flat and late C20 in date the other 4-centred with splayed jambs.

Listing NGR: TQ3024504416

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National Grid Reference: TQ 30245 04416


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