Southdown House

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Southdown House in 2009.

Southdown House is a Grade II* listed building in Patcham, Brighton and Hove. It is a Georgian house made out of brick and flint, and is now situated at 51 Old London Road.[1][a]

History

The exact date of the construction of Southdown House is unknown, however it is believed to have been built in the early eighteenth century, in a cluster of thirteen buildings in Patcham, the largest such cluster of eighteenth century buildings in Brighton and Hove.[2] The two-storey house was built out of brick and flint, and contains five bays.[3] Originally, the house had adjacent stables, which were converted into a house in the twentieth century; that building is now a Grade II listed building.[1][2][4] In 1906, the house is recorded as being owned by a Major Howard Vyse Welch, who was a judge at that year's Sussex County Show, and fought in the East Surrey Regiment during the First World War.[5][6][7] The house was later owned by a man named Eric Poore, who died in 1953; at the time, the estate was valued at £30,104.[8] The house became a Grade II* listed building in 1952, and a late nineteenth or early twentieth century lamppost outside the property was listed as a Grade II listed building in 1999.[9][10]

Notes

  1. ^ Formerly London Road.

References

  1. ^ a b "The streets of Brighton & Hove". Brighton History. Retrieved 30 May 2016. 
  2. ^ a b Harris, Roland B. "Brighton & Hove Historic Character Assessment Report" (PDF) (pdf). Brighton and Hove City Council. Retrieved 30 May 2016. 
  3. ^ Nairn, Ian; Pevsner, Nikolaus (1965). Sussex. Yale University Press. p. 459. Retrieved 30 May 2016. 
  4. ^ "49, Old London Road". Historic England. Retrieved 30 May 2016. 
  5. ^ "The Sussex County Show". Sussex Agricultural Express. 21 July 1906. p. 11. Retrieved 30 May 2016 – via British Newspaper Archive. (Subscription required (help)). 
  6. ^ "The London Gazette, 10 November, 1914" (PDF). The London Gazette (pdf). 10 November 1914. Retrieved 30 May 2016. 
  7. ^ "Major Howard Vyse WELCH. The East Surrey Regiment". The National Archives. Retrieved 30 May 2016. 
  8. ^ ""My Curse on Tax Inspectors", He Didn't Like England Either". Derry Journal. 9 November 1953. p. 5. Retrieved 30 May 2016 – via British Newspaper Archive. (Subscription required (help)). 
  9. ^ "Southdown House and Attached Walls and Piers and Railings". Historic England. Retrieved 30 May 2016. 
  10. ^ "Lamp Post Opposite 51 London Road". Historic England. Retrieved 30 May 2016. 

External links

  • Historic England listing

Coordinates: 50°51′49″N 0°09′04″W / 50.863719°N 0.151218°W / 50.863719; -0.151218

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