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11 and 12, Craven Street Wc2

A Grade II Listed Building in St James's, London

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.5076 / 51°30'27"N

Longitude: -0.1253 / 0°7'30"W

OS Eastings: 530203

OS Northings: 180401

OS Grid: TQ302804

Mapcode National: GBR JF.1R

Mapcode Global: VHGQZ.SC4N

Entry Name: 11 and 12, Craven Street Wc2

Listing Date: 9 January 1970

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1220845

English Heritage Legacy ID: 209376

Location: Westminster, London, WC2N

County: London

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 Martin-in-the-Fields

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text

TO 3080 SW CITY OF WESTMINSTER CRAVEN STREET, WC2
83/32
9.1.70 Nos. 11 and 12

G.V. II

Pair of terraced town houses. 1730-31 with c.1792-1800 alterations to
front. Brown brick with red brick window dressings, concealed slate
roofs. 4 storeys (top floor made a full storey c.1800 and repaired) and
basement. Each 3 windows wide. Mirror plans with staircases against
common party wall and rear closet wings. Channelled stucco facing to
ground floor with adjoining elliptical arched doorways in plain stucco
surrounds, containing recessed panelled doors in corner blocked
architraves and fanlights. Recessed plate glass sashes under flat gauged
red brick arches, central top floor window blind. Shallow cornice
moulding finishing off ground floor stuccowork. Parapet with coping.
c.1800 cast iron balconies across 1st floor, that to No. 12 with
geometrical pattern. Wrought iron area railings with urn finials.
Identical panelled interiors in 2 orders with moulded dado, angled chimney
breasts to rear rooms and closets; arched opening from passage-hall to
stair compartment; dog leg staircases with cut and carved strings changing
to closed moulded string for top flight, turned balusters (slight variant
in pattern between Nos. 11 and 12) grouped 2 per tread in No. 11 and 3 per
tread in No. 12, columnar newels; the main ground floor rooms of No. 11
were separated by Doric column screen now embedded in partition; etc.
Part of the Craven family's C.18 development of their Brewhouse estate,
laid out for them by Flitcroft.

Survey of London; Vol. XVIII.


Listing NGR: TQ3020480398

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