North from the Steine:Devonshire Place

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h) DEVONSHIRE PLACE: An attractive road of large, three-storey houses in varying styles, many with balconies. The wide bow-fronted nos.42-43 are listed buildings, as are the bow-fronted nos.10-11, 16-18, 36 and 40-41 which were probably designed by Wilds and Busby in the 1820s; nos.16 and 36 have fluted Ionic pilasters, while nos.40-41 also have fluted pilasters but no capitals.
Nos.37-39, also listed, were originally built in about 1826 as a synagogue for fifty people, but the premises were enlarged in 1837 by David Mocatta to include a school room and residence. The classical building, with Doric pilasters, was used as a warehouse after the Middle Street synagogue opened in 1874, and is now the Shape Health Studio. {44,66}

Any numerical cross-references in the text above refer to resources in the Sources and Bibliography section of the Encyclopaedia of Brighton by Tim Carder.

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  • I lived at No 16 during the seventies, I visited last week and was pleased to see how little the front of the property had changed. It has the old railings and balcony and wonderful sash windows. My Grandparents lived in the basement and we lived on the ground and first floors. I have many fond memories of the house and the area.

    By Neville Chambers (15/05/2010)

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