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Hove Park, Hove | Tourist Information

Goldstone Crescent
Hove, United Kingdom BN3 7

Hove Park is a park within the English city of Brighton & Hove. It is also the name of an electoral ward in Brighton and Hove whose population at the 2011 census was 10,602.OverviewA paved path goes all round the park, approximately 1.17 miles (1.89 km) in length, and is often used by walkers and runners. There are also several paved paths cross-secting the park at various points. Brighton & Hove Albion's traditional home, the Goldstone Ground was opposite the park, until it was demolished.Facilities include a fenced off playground, a football pitch, a basketball court, a climbing boulder, several tennis courts and a bowling green. A cafe operates throughout the year and serves refreshments. Public toilets are located near the cafe.In the southwest corner lies a rock called The Goldstone. Legend has it that the devil threw the approximately 20 ton rock there while excavating Devil's Dyke. Towards the north is a sculpture by the environmental artist Chris Drury; Fingermaze is a labyrinth-like design based on a fingerprint, consisting of stones set into the turf.Hove Park is home to the Brighton Parkrun.Miniature steam railwayThe park includes a 2000ft long miniature railway operating on a 5 inch gauge, which is open on occasional weekends and bank holidays throughout spring, summer and autumn. The railway is run by the Brighton & Hove Society of Miniature Locomotive Engineers, which was formed from part of Brighton Model Engineers in 1962.

Community and Government Near Hove Park

Hove Lawns
Distance: 1.4 mi Tourist Information
Hove Promenade, Kingsway
Hove, BN3 2FR

St Andrew's Church, Waterloo Street, Hove
Distance: 1.5 mi Tourist Information
Waterloo Street
Brighton, BN3 1AQ

01223 324442

St Andrew's Church is a former Anglican church in the Brunswick Town area of Hove, part of the English city of Brighton and Hove. Although declared redundant in 1990, it was one of the area's most fashionable places of worship in the 19th century, when it was built to serve the wealthy residents of the Brunswick estate and surrounding areas. It is listed at Grade I, a designation used for buildings "of outstanding architectural or historic interest".HistoryThe area between Brighton, to the east, and the ancient centre of Hove, to the west, was farmland until the 1820s, when Brunswick Town was developed in response to the success of the Kemp Town estate in Brighton—a planned estate of high-class houses, servants' quarters and other buildings, all in the Regency style. Architect Charles Busby planned and built the Brunswick Town estate, which (together with other nearby residential development) helped the population of Hove to rise from 100 in 1801 to 2,500 in 1841.The only church nearby was St Andrew's, the ancient parish church; this was some distance away and had fallen into near-dereliction. The curate of the (now demolished) St Margaret's Church in Cannon Place, Brighton, Rev. Edward Everard, owned some land near the former Wick Farm, on which the Brunswick Town estate had been built. He was aware that there was no plan to build a church in the estate, so he decided to build a proprietary chapel on his land. Rev. Everard knew Charles Busby, but they had fallen out after a disagreement in 1824 over the commission for the Sussex County Hospital (now the Royal Sussex County Hospital) in Brighton: Everard was overruled by other members of the planning committee and had to break his promise that Busby would be allowed to design it. Therefore, Everard looked for a different architect to design and build the church, and Charles Barry—who had already built the hospital and St Peter's Church in Brighton—was chosen. The church has a blue plaque commemorating Barry.

Palmeira Square
Distance: 1.2 mi Tourist Information
11 St Johns Rd
Hove, bn32j

Palmeira Square is a mid-19th-century residential development in Hove, part of the English city and seaside resort of Brighton and Hove. At the southern end it adjoins Adelaide Crescent, another architectural set-piece which leads down to the seafront; large terraced houses occupy its west and east sides, separated by a public garden; and at the north end is one of Hove's main road junctions. This is also called Palmeira Square, and its north side is lined with late 19th-century terraced mansions. Commercial buildings and a church also stand on the main road, which is served by many buses (some of which terminate there).The land was originally occupied by "the world's largest conservatory", the Anthaeum—a visitor attraction planned by botanist, author and building promoter Henry Phillips. The giant dome's collapse and total destruction on the day it was due to open in 1833 made Phillips go blind from shock, and the debris occupied the site for many years. Work began in the early 1850s and was largely complete in the mid-1860s, although commercial and residential buildings such as Palmeira House and Gwydyr Mansions continued to be added at the northern end throughout the late 19th century. English Heritage has listed the residential buildings on the western, eastern and northern sides of the square at Grade II for their architectural and historical importance, although one building has the higher Grade II* status because of its opulent custom-designed interior.

Cornerstone Community Centre
Distance: 1.2 mi Tourist Information
Church Rd
Hove, BN3 2FL

01273 327757

Regent Brighton
Distance: 0.7 mi Tourist Information
18 Cromwell Road
Hove, BN3 3

01273 731 684

Salvation Army Hove
Distance: 0.6 mi Tourist Information
159 Sackville Road
Hove, BN3 3

01273 323072

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Freemasons Tavern, Hove
Distance: 1.3 mi Tourist Information
39 Western Road
Brighton, United Kingdom BN3 1AF

The Freemasons Tavern is a 19th-century pub in the Brunswick Town area of Hove, part of the English city of Brighton and Hove. Built in the 1850s in a Classical style similar to the surrounding buildings in the rapidly growing Brunswick Town area, it was given a "famous" and "spectacular" renovation when a restaurant was added. Local architecture firm Denman & Son designed an ornate Art Deco interior and an elaborate, brightly coloured entrance adorned with Masonic symbols; both the exterior and the interior survive in excellent condition. The tavern is a Grade II Listed building.HistoryThe early 19th-century development of the Brunswick Town estate—a self-contained community between Hove and neighbouring Brighton, with high-class housing forming an architectural set-piece around extensive seafront lawns, and lower-class houses in surrounding streets—was prompted by the rapid growth of Brighton over the preceding half-century and the willingness of architects, builders and speculators to design impressive lodging houses to attract fashionable upper-class visitors. The estate, designed and planned mostly by Charles Busby, lay within the parish of Hove but was generally considered to be part of Brighton, which at the time was much better regarded than the "mean and insignificant assemblage of huts" (as one contemporary writer described it) which made up Hove village. Work began in 1824 and continued for many years, but a second phase involving the construction of another three grand squares was unrealised.

The Love Sex and Intimacy Fair
Distance: 1.0 mi Tourist Information
The Hove Centre, Norton Road
Hove, United Kingdom BN3 4AH

07764 300174

We will have numerous talks and workshops exploring a variety of fascinating aspects of sexuality, love, intimacy in a safe environment of acceptance and tolerance. Subjects include: Internet Dating, Exploring intimacy, intimacy workshops for couples, sensual massage, Tantra, Sexuality (labels or variations of normal), Burlesque, The female orgasm, Male sexuality, Sexual health. There will also be an exhibition with stands from many different suppliers and services relating to sex, intimacy and relationships.

Church of the Sacred Heart, Hove
Distance: 0.9 mi Tourist Information
39 Norton Road
Hove, United Kingdom BN3 3BF

01273 732843

The Church of the Sacred Heart is a Roman Catholic church in Hove, part of the English city of Brighton and Hove. It is the oldest of Hove's three Roman Catholic churches, and one of eleven in the city area. It has been designated a Grade II Listed building.HistoryRoman Catholic worship was prohibited in Britain between the time of the English Reformation and the late 18th century. At that time, some Acts of Parliament were passed to remove some of the restrictions. The Roman Catholic Relief Act 1791 allowed Roman Catholic churches to be built for the first time. In Hove's neighbour, Brighton, a community quickly established itself and built a permanent church, St John the Baptist's, in 1835. Hove's community took longer to become established; by the 1830s they were meeting secretly in a chapel established in a private house, but there had been no thought of building a permanent church. The first plans were made in the 1870s, when the former priest in charge of St Mary Magdalen's Church in Brighton, Fr George Oldham, left money in his will for the establishment of a mission church. He died in 1875, and the decision to establish Hove's first church was made the following year. Finding a site was troublesome: the original choice, on Tisbury Road, was abandoned in favour of one opposite Hove Town Hall, which the Church authorities bought for £3,746. Although an architect—John Crawley, a London-based ecclesiastical designer who had built several churches in Sussex and Hampshire—had been selected, not enough money was available to execute his proposed design immediately; and during the delay, the West Brighton Estate Company (which owned the surrounding land and the houses on it) complained about the supposed negative effect a Roman Catholic church would have on house prices. The Company bought the land back from the Church and agreed to help them find a new site; after Denmark Villas in the far northeast of Hove was considered and rejected, land on the west side of Norton Road was selected in October 1879. John Crawley's plans were approved a year later, and building work started on 3 November 1880 with the laying of the foundation stone.

St Philips Mews
Distance: 1.1 mi Tourist Information
St Philips Mews, New Church Road
Hove, United Kingdom BN3 5RL

Naismith Lane Circa 1880 (noted on map of 1920), became St. Philips Mews in 1996. Location is West side of Lion Mews (of 1881) and St. Philips Church Aldrington, Hove. The Lane ONLY has a reference to the Church in its name by its location, therefore does not have any religious connections. See for more

Lion Mews
Distance: 1.1 mi Tourist Information
Lion Mews, Richardson Road
Hove, United Kingdom BN3 5RA

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Ralli Hall
Distance: 0.6 mi Tourist Information
81 Denmark Villas
Hove, United Kingdom BN3 3TH

01273 202254

Ralli Hall is a community centre, events venue, theatre stage, business hub and impressive main hall in Hove, part of the English coastal city of Brighton and Hove. Built in 1913 as a memorial to Stephen Ralli, a member of a wealthy Greek family who had donated money to many causes throughout Brighton and Hove, it was used for about 60 years as a church hall linked to Hove's parish church. The Brighton & Hove Jewish community subsequently bought it, and in 1976 it came back into use as a community and social centre for Jewish and other groups. The Wrenaissance-style brick structure occupies a prominent corner site in a conservation area and provides a visual contrast to the older villas around it. English Heritage has listed the building at Grade II for its architectural and historical importance.HistoryThe Ralli family, the first members of which moved to England in the 1820s from Chios in Greece, established a successful trading empire in London in the 19th century. Their business focused on grain and shipping, and by 1873 the five pioneering brothers and six other relatives had a listing on the Baltic Exchange. Stephen Augustus Ralli, son of Augustus Ralli, made his fortune in grain and owned houses in London and the seaside resort of Hove: he lived at St Catherine's Lodge on Kingsway from 1894 until his death in 1902.

Ukey Cukey
Distance: 0.9 mi Tourist Information
The Hive Cafe, Stoneham Rd
Hove, United Kingdom Bn3 5

Church of the Good Shepherd, Brighton
Distance: 0.6 mi Tourist Information
272 Dyke Road
Brighton, United Kingdom BN1 5

01273 882987

The Church of the Good Shepherd is an Anglican church on Dyke Road on the border of Brighton and Hove, constituent parts of the English city of Brighton and Hove. Although just inside Brighton, most of the parish is within the boundaries of Hove, and the official name of the parish reflects the fact that it was originally part of the large ecclesiastical parish of Preston—a village north of Brighton. The building, designed by Edward Prioleau Warren in a simple Gothic style in the 1920s, has been given Grade II listed status in view of its architectural importance.HistoryPreston, a village approximately 1.5mi north of the centre of Brighton, had its own ecclesiastical parish until 1531. In that year, the parish was united with that of Hove, which was then a similar-sized village to the southwest, to form the joint benefice of Hove-cum-Preston. In 1879 the parishes were separated again. By this time, residential development along Dyke Road—historically one of the main routes into Brighton from the north, and turnpiked since 1777—was nearly complete. The boundary between Brighton and Hove was aligned along the west side of the road in 1873, but this did not affect the parish of Preston.Prebendary Gerald Henry Moor became vicar of the newly separate parish in 1905. Known for his cricketing skills earlier in his life, he held the position for 11 years until his death on 31 May 1916. His widow, Alice, decided to fund the construction of a church in his memory in part of the parish where there were no nearby Anglican places of worship. A temporary iron church was built on the east side of Dyke Road soon afterwards, and in December 1919 a committee was formed to inspect the plans submitted by architect Edward Warren. Alice Moor laid the foundation stone in 1920, and building work started on 2 July 1921; local firm Packham, Sons and Palmer were employed to execute Warren's design. The Bishop of Chichester, Winfrid Oldfield Burrows, consecrated the building on 31 May 1922.

Bishop Hannington Memorial Church
Distance: 0.7 mi Tourist Information
Nevill Avenue
Hove, United Kingdom BN3 7

01273 732965

Bishop Hannington Memorial Church is an Anglican church in the West Blatchington area of Hove, in the English city of Brighton and Hove. Built between 1938 and 1939, it commemorates James Hannington, First Bishop of East Equatorial Africa, who was murdered in Uganda in 1885 on the orders of King Mwanga II while engaged in missionary work. It was built to a design by Sir Edward Maufe.HistoryAlthough born at Hurstpierpoint, a few miles north of Brighton and Hove, James Hannington was part of the Brighton family which owned the long-established Hanningtons department store in Brighton. He was ordained into the priesthood in 1874, and served as the curate of St George's Church in Hurstpierpoint until volunteering for missionary work in east Africa in 1882. Although he had to return to Britain in 1883 because of illness, he went back to Uganda in 1884 and was ordained as Bishop of Eastern Equatorial Africa on 24 June 1884.Along with a group of men, he prepared to enter Uganda by way of a new, more direct route from the northeastern side of Lake Victoria. The group had almost reached their destination when they were intercepted by representatives of King Mwanga II; they were arrested, and all but four men were killed eight days later on 29 October 1885.

West Blatchington Windmill
Distance: 0.6 mi Tourist Information
Holmes Avenue
Hove, United Kingdom BN3 7LH


An unusual 6-sided smock mill, built around 1820 on a tall flint and brick tower with abutting barns. Much internal machinery remains as the heart of a fascinating museum of milling and agricultural history. Exhibits include models of other Sussex mills and machinery from them. Refreshments and souvenirs. Opening times May to September, Sundays & bank holidays 14.30-17.00. Parties by arrangement.