CROWN PUBLIC HOUSE THE LONDON HIPPODROME THEATRE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1066287
Date first listed:
09-Jan-1970
Statutory Address:
7-10, CRANBOURN STREET WC2
Statutory Address:
CROWN PUBLIC HOUSE, 43, CHARING CROSS ROAD WC2
Statutory Address:
THE LONDON HIPPODROME THEATRE, CHARING CROSS ROAD WC2
Statutory Address:
THE LONDON HIPPODROME THEATRE, CRANBOURN STREET WC2

Map

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THE LONDON HIPPODROME THEATRE
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Location

Statutory Address:
7-10, CRANBOURN STREET WC2
Statutory Address:
CROWN PUBLIC HOUSE, 43, CHARING CROSS ROAD WC2
Statutory Address:
THE LONDON HIPPODROME THEATRE, CHARING CROSS ROAD WC2
Statutory Address:
THE LONDON HIPPODROME THEATRE, CRANBOURN STREET WC2

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County:
Greater London Authority
District:
City of Westminster (London Borough)
National Grid Reference:
TQ 29934 80839

Details

TO 2980 NE CITY OF WESTMINSTER CHARING CROSS ROAD, WC2 71/60 (West side)

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

G.V. II

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

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
209098
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Mander, , Mitchenson, , The Theatres of London, (1975)
'Survey of London' in The Parish of St Anne Soho: Volumes 33 and 34 , , Vol. 34, (1966)

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

End of official listing

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Date: 05 Sep 2004
Reference: IOE01/12604/22
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