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36, CRAVEN STREET WC2

List Entry Summary

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

Name: 36, CRAVEN STREET WC2

List entry Number: 1066930

Location

36, CRAVEN STREET WC2

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

County: Greater London Authority

District: City of Westminster

District Type: London Borough

Parish:

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 09-Jan-1970

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 209385

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List entry Description

Summary of Building

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Reasons for Designation

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History

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Details

TQ 3080 SW CITY OF WESTMINSTER CRAVEN STREET, WC2 83/24 9.1.70 No. 36

G.V. I

Terraced town house. 1730 with alterations of c.1792. Brown brick with red brick dressings, channelled stucco ground floor, slate roof. 4 storeys (the top floor a c.1792 heightening) and basement. 3 windows wide. Closet wing plan. Doorway to left, elliptical arched opening in plain stucco surround, recessed panelled door and plain fanlight. Recessed glazing bar sashes under flat gauged red brick arches. Cornice-band finishing off ground floor stuccowork; parapet with coping. 1st floor geometric patterned cast iron balcony. Cast iron area railings with urn finials. Interior retains most of its original features with fielded panelling and cornices, pilastered archway from passage-hall to stairwell which is also panelled with dog leg cut and carved string staircase, changing to closed string for top flights, 3 turned balusters per tread, columnar newels; carved wood chimneypieces with pilastered jambs, etc. L.C.C. plaque commemorates the residence of Benjamin Franklin as Agent to the General Assembly of Pennsylvania, 1757-72 and from 1770 to 1774 of William Hewson surgeon, physiologist and friend of Franklin. Part of the Craven family's C,18 development of their Brewhouse estate, laid out by Flitcroft. Graded I for historical associations.

Survey of London; Vol. XVIII.

Listing NGR: TQ3022880412

Selected Sources

Books and journals
'Survey of London' in The Strand The Parish of St Martin-in-the-Fields Part 2: Volume 18 , , Vol. 18, (1937)

National Grid Reference: TQ 30228 80412

Map

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