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Keats House

A Grade I Listed Building in Hampstead Town, London

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Latitude: 51.5556 / 51°33'20"N

Longitude: -0.1679 / 0°10'4"W

OS Eastings: 527108

OS Northings: 185666

OS Grid: TQ271856

Mapcode National: GBR D0.QBD

Mapcode Global: VHGQS.15KB

Entry Name: Keats House

Listing Date: 11 August 1950

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1379221

English Heritage Legacy ID: 478589

Location: Camden, London, NW3

County: London

District: Camden

Electoral Ward/Division: Hampstead Town

Built-Up Area: Camden

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: All Hallows Hampstead

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text


798-1/28/952 (South side)
11/08/50 No.10
Keats House


Semi-detached pair, designed to appear as one house, known
when built as Wentworth Place; now converted to one house
being a house museum. c1815-16. Built for antiquary & critic
Charles Wentworth Dilke and writer Charles Armitage Brown;
altered c1839 and late C20. Stucco with plain 1st floor band.
Slated hipped roof having projecting eaves and tall
chimney-stacks on both returns.
2 storeys and basement. Double fronted with 3 windows plus 1
storey 2 window extension at east end added c1839-40. Ground
floor openings in shallow, round-arched recesses. Round-arched
doorway with splayed reveals, fanlight and panelled door
approached by steps with cast-iron railings. Ground floor
square-headed casements with cast-iron balconies. 1st floor
and extension, recessed sashes. Rear ground floor has
continuous cast-iron verandah.
INTERIOR: not inspected.
HISTORICAL NOTE: from 1818-20 the poet John Keats stayed with
Brown in the eastern part of the house (plaque); in 1819 Keats
composed "Ode to a Nightingale" here, and Dilke let the
western house to the family of Fanny Brawne, to whom Keats
became engaged. The houses were combined into one by Eliza
Chester, retired actress, in 1838-9. Now the Keats museum.

Listing NGR: TQ2710885666

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