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101 Conway Street

101 Conway Street
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Local listing is different to statutory listing; it does not provide further legislative controls. and does not affect when planning permission is required.  However, when planning permission is required, the ‘special interest’ of a locally listed heritage asset will be taken into account. In 2013 the council asked for nominations for inclusion in the list; over five hundred submissions were considered. The Local List of Heritage Assets was adopted on 18th June 2015, it will be reviewed in 2020; other items in the current list can be seen here.

Developed in 19th century

Conway Street was developed from the 1870s with a mix of light industry and residential use. 101 Conway Street was built as part of the Brighton and Hove Laundry Company in 1886, and probably comprised its front office block or possibly an associated dwelling.

It is of two storeys with attic, and located at the end of a terrace of dwellings. Densely packed field flint elevations with stone dressings. There is a canted bay to the front elevation, with a further canted bay to the east elevation. The mullions to these are in the form of columns with Corinthian capitals.

There is engraved stone to the east elevation; not decipherable from street. An extremely large stone lintel is above main entrance. A square fanlight is above non-original door, accessed via a short flight of heavily-worn stone steps. The building has a tiled roof with inserted dormer and tall chimney.

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  • I worked at the laundry company when I left school in June 1970, to get some cash so I could go on holiday. It was a dreadfully dark and hot sweat-shop, or perhaps that was my impression as I only wanted the money, and had no interest. My lasting memory is the sheets from the Queen’s Hotel, coming off the automatic ironing machine – very hot and having to try to keep up with the folding. Couldn’t wait for tea break!

    By Peter Groves (13/01/2016)

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