ONE of the country’s greatest architects has been honoured with a blue plaque.

Sir Charles Barry is best known for designing the Houses of Parliament.

However, the celebrated architect cut his teeth in Brighton and Hove, designing the Royal Sussex County Hospital and St Peter’s Church in York Place. The blue plaque, which was unveiled on Saturday, is placed on one of his celebrated buildings in the city – St Andrew’s Church, Hove.

Finished in 1827, the building is noted for its Italian Renaissance style and symmetry while also perfectly matching the nearby terraces and squares.

Such was its beauty, past worshippers have included dukes and duchesses as well as Queen Victoria.

Brighton and Hove mayor Brian Fitch joined Averil Older, chairwoman of the city’s commemorative plaque committee, for the unveiling.

She praised the Friends of St Andrew’s Church for raising money for the commemorative plaque.