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Description: Cromwell House
Date Listed: 19 March 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 201359
OS Grid Reference: TQ2879787290
OS Grid Coordinates: 528797, 187290
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5698, -0.1430
4415 HIGHGATE HILL N19
No 1O4 (Cronviell House)
TQ 2887 40/71 19.3.51
1637-8. Built for Richard Sprignall, a Captain of Train Bands, Splendid example
of Renaissance brickwork. 2 storeys, attic and basement, 7 windows. Slated mansard
roof has 7 dormers, the 4th with segmental pediment. Central balustraded flat
roof holds ogee lead cupola on tall octagonal drum. Red brick front has rusticated
quoins at angles and at sides of slightly-projecting 3-bay centre. Heavy entablatures
at 1st floor level and below parapet. Raised brick eared window architraves,
that in 1st floor centre double-eared. Early C19 sash windows with glazing bars
in exposed moulded frames. Round headed door of 6 fielded panels, top glazed,
in moulded architrave with curved keyblock. C18 Tuscan doorcase on rusticated
stucco panel. Later right bay with carriageway. Inside a fine staircase in square
well, rising to 2nd floor. Robustly carved strapwork balustrades with military
emblems and Ionic column newels supporting carved figures in different military
uniforms. Many original doors and doorcases, carved stone fireplaces, plaster
ceilings and 1 large room completely panelled. Some C18 embellishment; and a
left rear extension of c18.
No l04 (cromwell House) and walls, Nos 1o6, 1o6A,108 and walls and gates, No ll0
and walls and No l12 form a group.
Listing NGR: TQ2880187287
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Source: English Heritage
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