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THE OCEAN HOTEL FRONT BLOCK

List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: THE OCEAN HOTEL FRONT BLOCK

List entry Number: 1381688

Location

THE OCEAN HOTEL FRONT BLOCK, LONGRIDGE AVENUE

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

County:

District: The City of Brighton and Hove

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish:

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 01-Nov-1992

Date of most recent amendment: 26-Aug-1999

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 482051

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History

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Details

BRIGHTON

TQ3802 LONGRIDGE AVENUE, Saltdean 577-1/14/1097 (West side) 01/10/92 The Ocean Hotel, front block (Formerly Listed as: LONGRIDGE AVENUE Ocean Hotel)

II

Hotel. 1938. By RWH Jones, reinforced concrete engineering by JL Kier and Co. Reinforced concrete, plastered. EXTERIOR: 3 and 4 storeys over basement, 19-window range. The front block is set out in a concave curve and is symmetrical with a centrepiece, ranges of 5 windows either side and wings of 3 windows. Steps up to flat-arched central entrance flanked by curved walls partly of glass and partly decorated with banded rustication, all under a cantilevered semicircular canopy; above the entrance the centrepiece has a 2-storey bay with tripartite window having original horizontal glazing and one-window wings to either side; the central part stepped up above the parapet; flat-arched windows to side ranges, the glazing altered, to first and second floors; deep storey band between ground and first floors; wings have porthole windows below principal ground- floor windows and an architrave panel framing the first- and second-floor windows; third floor of wings blank , with brackets for flagpoles. In the rear, the first and second floors are treated as a series of 5 separate wings fanning out southwards from the main front. INTERIOR: vestibule with original cantilevered spiral staircase to 3 floors; restaurant to original plan but with the decorative treatment of the south-facing walls altered, probably at an early stage, to incorporate decorative low-relief figures in painted plaster. To the south, behind and below the main block, are 6 linked dormitory blocks, 3 each on either side of swimming and paddling pools; these have generally been raised in height, and the pools have been covered over. Some original glazing to the dormitory blocks remains, but this group is not now of special architectural or historic interest. (Architect and Building News: 12 August 1938).



Listing NGR: TQ3850602136

Selected Sources

Books and journals
'The Architect and Building News' in 12 August, (1938)

National Grid Reference: TQ 38506 02136

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