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32, Craven Street WC2

A Grade II Listed Building in City of Westminster, London

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Latitude: 51.5074 / 51°30'26"N

Longitude: -0.1245 / 0°7'28"W

OS Eastings: 530255

OS Northings: 180390

OS Grid: TQ302803

Mapcode National: GBR JF.6S

Mapcode Global: VHGQZ.SCJR

Plus Code: 9C3XGV4G+X5

Entry Name: 32, Craven Street WC2

Listing Date: 9 January 1970

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1066928

English Heritage Legacy ID: 209382

Location: St. James's, Westminster, London, WC2N

County: London

District: City of Westminster

Electoral Ward/Division: St James's

Parish: Non Civil Parish

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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9.1.70 No. 32


Terraced town house. c.1730-31 with alterations after fire damage in
1762 and features of c.1792. Brown brick (probably a late C.18
refacing), tiled roof. 3 storeys, dormered attic and basement (the only
original house in the street not to be heightened). 3 windows wide.
Channelled stucco ground floor has semicircular arched doorway to right
with recessed panelled door in corner blocked architrave and plain
fanlight. Recessed glazing bar sashes under flat gauged arches. Shallow
cornice band finishing off ground floor stuccowork. Rendered frieze,
stone cornice and rendered parapet with coping. Pedimented casement
dormers. Cast iron area railings with spike finials. The interior 2
rooms deep with flanking front compartment staircase to 1st floor and
back staircase immediately behind rising round square well to full height
and top lit; main rooms with fielded panelling above dado and dentilled
cornices; the front staircase would appear to have been modified c.1792,
or after the fire damage, rising in narrow curved ended well with fluting
to base of slender turned balusters which are nevertheless set on closed
moulded string, abrupt termination to sweep at foot; the hall has
modillion cornice finished with small cove; the back stairs have turned
balusters on closed string and column newels; etc. Early L.C.C. tablet
records the residence in 1827 of Heinrich Heine. Part of the Craven
family's C.18 development of their Brewhouse estate, first laid out for
them by Flitcroft.

Survey of London; Vol. XVIII.

Listing NGR: TQ3025580390

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