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Crown Public House the London Hippodrome Theatre

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

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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

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1066287

English Heritage Legacy ID: 209098

Location: Westminster, London, WC2H

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 Anne Soho

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text

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

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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