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Crown Public House the London Hippodrome Theatre

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

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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

Plus Code: 9C3XGV6C+JC

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: 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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TO 2980 NE

The London Hippodrome Theatre and No 43 (Crown public house) (including Nos 7 to 10 consec, Cranbourn Street)


Theatre block including shops, chambers and the Crown public house 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 five storeys. Five bays wide to Charing Cross Road, canted corner and eight-bay return to Cranbourn Street. Pub front and shops and canopied corner entrance to theatre on ground floor. Balustraded first floor with windows flanked by volute-like caryatids. Shallow canted bay windows through two floors above. Sill, string courses and cornices with balustraded parapet broken by two 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 biga. The parapets were also originally crowned with gladiatorial statues. The interior with arena form auditorium much altered.

Listing NGR: TQ2993480839

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