Solicitors in Hove
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Coole Bevis LLP Office is located on Church Road in Hove, between Grand Avenue and Selcombe Road. Coole Bevis Hove office is an 8 minute bus ride from Churchill Square in Brighton
Facts about Hove
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Information about Hove
- Hove is a city is located in the South East of England in the city of East Sussex.
- It forms a single conurbation with Brighton and some smaller villages and towns along the coast.
- It was the most populous seaside resort in England with a population of 273,400 as at the 2011 census.
- In 1997, it was merged with Brighton to form the borough of Brighton and Hove and was officially granted city status by Queen Elizabeth II in 2011.
- Hove is bordered by Portslade-by-the-Sea in the west and Brighton to the east.
- Hove is an ancient coastal settlement with one of the oldest churches, St Andrew’s Church built in the 12th century. And Hangleton Manor in the 16th century.
- After the coronation of George IV in 1821, some buildings were developed including riding schools, a theatre and a police station to the east near Brighton.
- Hove went from a fishing village on the English Channel to become a resort popularized by George IV, the Prince Regent. Here, he rebuilt the Royal Pavilion.
- In 1836 George Basevi designed the build for the enlargement and reconstruction of St Andrew’s Church to its present form.
- Over 600 men from Hove died in WW I
- Sir Edwin Lutyens was commissioned to design the Hove War Memorial on Grand Avenue.
- Hove had its own coat of arms when it was a separate entity. The design included important elements of Hove’s history. The leg shackles of Leonard of Noblac refers to the old parish churches of St Andrew’s, Hove and Aldrington and St Leonard’s.
- The UK’s largest distributor of snack foods, Palmer and Harvey are based in Hove.
- There is a good public transport system with buses to all the districts. Railway stations include Hove railway station which accesses London via Brighton mainline. It is on the West Coastway Line with West Hove, Aldrington and Portslade stations.
- The main museum in Hove is the Hove Museum and Art Gallery that houses permanent collections of contemporary crafts, toys, local history artefacts and fine art. It also holds temporary exhibitions.
- There are seven primary schools in Hove including West Hove Junior School, St Andrew’s CE School, West Blatchington School, Benfield Junior School, Hangleton Junior School, Goldstone Primary School and Summerhill Junior School.
- The County Cricket Ground is Home to Sussex County Cricket Club. It is used for national, county and international matches.
- Parks in Hove include St Anne’s Well Gardens and Hove Park.
- The long-distance footpath, the Monarch’s Way threads south-eastwards from the Downs and west towards the terminus at Shoreham-by-Sea.
- To differentiate themselves from neighbouring Brighton, residents use the phrase “Hove, actually”
- There is adequate rainfall in Hove all year round. Climate has a mild difference between highs and low.
- Brighton & Hove has more restaurants than anywhere else in the UK. It has a ratio of 1:250 people.
- There are 44 conservation areas in Brighton and Hove. These are special areas of historic interest in appearance or character that makes it desirable for preservation.
- The conservation areas in the city vary in size and character. For instance, Stanmer, a rural country estate with a church, mansion and village is 200x larger than Benfield barn above Hangleton on the South Downs.
- High-class estates include Kemp Town and Brunswick by Busby and Wilds. They have lots of Grade 1 listed buildings, each a masterpiece of domestic architecture.
- Landmark buildings include The British Engineerium, The Brunswick Estate, the Duke of York’s Picture House, Embassy Court, Kempt Town, Hove Railway Station, The University of Sussex, Stanmer House, The Regency Town House, the Western Pavilion and Withdean Stadium.
- Popular churches in Brighton and Hove include All Saints Church, St Peter’s Church, St Nicholas Church and St Paul’s Church.
- Apart from St Andrew’s in Hove and St Nicholas in Brighton, few places existed until the 19th century when there was an increase in the number of new churches. New places of worship include Jewish, Roman Catholic, Unitarian and Baptist.
- Figures from the 2001 census show that 59.1% of residents were Christians, 1.36% Jewish, 1.47% Muslim, 27.2% had no religion, 0.85% were Sikh, 8.88% didn’t state their religion and 0,52% were Hindu.
- Anglican churches in the region are administered by the Diocese of Chichester. The Rural Deanery of Hove is part of the Archdeaconry of Chichester.
- The economy of the city of Brighton and Hove is service-based with an emphasis on digital, creative and electronic technologies. Tourism is a major source of revenue with many hotels and entertainment spots around the city.
- Elections are held every four years with the last election on the 7th of Mary 2015.
- Brighton & Hove is declared as over 40% National Park
- There are over 3,360 listed buildings in Brighton & Hove
- Sir Winston Churchill went to school in Hove between 1883-1885
- The first ever recorded cargo flight started in Shoreham on the 4th of July 1911 when Horatio Barber flew a box of Osram light bulbs to Hove Lawns.
- The man after whom the world’s highest mountain is named and Surveyor-General of India, George Everest is buried in Hove.