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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1066287
English Heritage Legacy ID: 209098
Location: Westminster, London, WC2H
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
CITY OF WESTMINSTER WC2
CHARING CROSS ROAD (west side)
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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