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Latitude: 51.5115 / 51°30'41"N
Longitude: -0.129 / 0°7'44"W
OS Eastings: 529934
OS Northings: 180839
OS Grid: TQ299808
Mapcode National: GBR HD.6B
Mapcode Global: VHGQZ.Q85L
Entry Name: Crown Public House the London Hippodrome Theatre
Listing Date: 9 January 1970
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1066287
English Heritage Legacy ID: 209098
Location: Westminster, London, WC2H
District: City of Westminster
Electoral Ward/Division: St James's
Built-Up Area: City of Westminster
Traditional County: Middlesex
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London
Church of England Parish: St Anne Soho
Church of England Diocese: London
TO 2980 NE CITY OF WESTMINSTER CHARING CROSS ROAD, WC2
71/60 (West side)
9.1.70 The London Hippodrome
Theatre and No 43 (Crown PH)
(including Nos 7 to 10
consec, Cranbourn Street)
Theatre block including shops, chambers and the Crown P.H. at No. 43. 1895
to 1900 by Frank Matcham. Red sandstone, leaded and slated roofs. Ornate,
freely handled French Renaissance with theatrically Baroque skyline.
Island block of 5 storeys. 5 bays wide to Charing Cross Road, canted
corner and 8-bay return to Cranbourn Street. Pub front and shops and
canopied corner entrance to theatre on ground floor. Balustraded 1st floor
with windows flanked by volute-like caryatids. Shallow canted bay windows
through 2 floors above. Sill, string courses and cornices with balustraded
parapet broken by 2 shaped pediments, that to Cranbourn Street central but
off centre to Charing Cross Road where the small end pavilion retains its
cupola. The canted corner, its upper floor windows obscured by large
hoarding, is finished off by an openwork metal cupola appropriately,
given the theatre's name, supporting a quadriga . The parapets were also
originally crowned with gladiatorial statues. The interior with arena form
auditorium much altered.
Survey of London; Vol. XXXIV.
The Theatres of London; Mander and Mitchenson.
Listing NGR: TQ2993480839
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