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32, Craven Street Wc2, Westminster

Description: 32, Craven Street Wc2

Grade: II
Date Listed: 9 January 1970
English Heritage Building ID: 209382

OS Grid Reference: TQ3025580390
OS Grid Coordinates: 530255, 180390
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5074, -0.1245

Location: 34 Craven Street, Westminster, London WC2N 5 WC2N 5NP

Locality: Westminster
County: Greater London
Country: England
Postcode: WC2N 5NP

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Listing Text

9.1.70 No. 32


Terraced town house. c.1730-31 with alterations after fire damage in
1762 and features of c.1792. Brown brick (probably a late C.18
refacing), tiled roof. 3 storeys, dormered attic and basement (the only
original house in the street not to be heightened). 3 windows wide.
Channelled stucco ground floor has semicircular arched doorway to right
with recessed panelled door in corner blocked architrave and plain
fanlight. Recessed glazing bar sashes under flat gauged arches. Shallow
cornice band finishing off ground floor stuccowork. Rendered frieze,
stone cornice and rendered parapet with coping. Pedimented casement
dormers. Cast iron area railings with spike finials. The interior 2
rooms deep with flanking front compartment staircase to 1st floor and
back staircase immediately behind rising round square well to full height
and top lit; main rooms with fielded panelling above dado and dentilled
cornices; the front staircase would appear to have been modified c.1792,
or after the fire damage, rising in narrow curved ended well with fluting
to base of slender turned balusters which are nevertheless set on closed
moulded string, abrupt termination to sweep at foot; the hall has
modillion cornice finished with small cove; the back stairs have turned
balusters on closed string and column newels; etc. Early L.C.C. tablet
records the residence in 1827 of Heinrich Heine. Part of the Craven
family's C.18 development of their Brewhouse estate, first laid out for
them by Flitcroft.

Survey of London; Vol. XVIII.

Listing NGR: TQ3025580390

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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