Built about 1894, this is a good example of late Victorian architecture designed by J.L.Pearson. The first Vicar is said to have had twelve children, so he doubtless needed a large house but in recent years it was obsolete and many of the bedrooms had been shut up for many years. Also the church needed a new parish hall nearer to it than the Ralli Hall in Denmark Villas. In 1974 Hove Council deliberated for some time what to do for the best and there were opinions for and against demolition. Finally a compromise was reached the decision being that most of the building should remain and only the western part, nearest the church, should be removed leaving room for the erection of the new parish hall which is now used for many church functions.
Date of photographs 18 May 1974.
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