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Denmark Lodge

A Grade II Listed Building in Clapham Common, London

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Latitude: 51.4607 / 51°27'38"N

Longitude: -0.1391 / 0°8'20"W

OS Eastings: 529378

OS Northings: 175162

OS Grid: TQ293751

Mapcode National: GBR DZ.YK

Mapcode Global: VHGR5.JKV3

Entry Name: Denmark Lodge

Listing Date: 15 May 1968

Last Amended: 11 November 1999

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1358235

English Heritage Legacy ID: 204120

Location: Lambeth, London, SW4

County: London

District: Lambeth

Electoral Ward/Division: Clapham Common

Built-Up Area: Lambeth

Traditional County: Surrey

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: Clapham Holy Trinity

Church of England Diocese: Southwark

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Listing Text


No. 26 and 27
Denmark Lodge


House, now flats and offices, conceived as a single building. 1824-29 as part of the Crescent Grove development, laid out by Francis Child. Forms a pair with Nos 28-29 flanking the entrance. Stucco rendered, the ground floor rusticated, basement and upper floors lined as ashlar. Slate mansard roof, rendered blocking course and cornice. Tall rendered stacks set axially across the centre of the building. Symmetrical north and south elevations of four storeys and attics, in four bays, first and second floors articulated by giant order pilasters, under two bay pediment, which breaks forward slightly. North elevation sashes, at ground floor set into the rustication, at first floor each with moulded architrave under a small pedimented cornice, at second floor in plain rectangular openings. All with moulded box canopy. Basement entrance to left, two right hand windows altered. Four segmental headed casement dormers. South elevation treated as the front, but with reduced right hand bay. Sashes, some with glazing bars, some with internal shutters. South west elevation of three storeys and three bays, with same architectural treatment. Central entrance under round headed arch, the fanlight with small coloured glass lights. Fluted attached columns flank pair of narrow panelled doors, the upper panels glazed as the fanlight, the lower panels moulded. Right hand bay first and second floor sashes partly obscured. Interior not inspected but some rear windows retain shutters. Attached at rear, cast iron gate pier inscribed GROVE LODGE with bell marked servants, gate to area and elaborate spear head railings, as used in Crescent Grove, set on low rendered parapet wall. Attached at front, similar railings on low parapet wall, renewed beyond gateway, linking with rendered rusicated pier capped with stone ball finial and returning across front of building to plain pier. Matched by similar layout at Nos.28 & 29.

Cherry and Pevsner, London 2: South, 1983, p.386.

Listing NGR: TQ2937875162

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