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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: KEATS HOUSE

List entry Number: 1379221

Location

KEATS HOUSE, 10, KEATS GROVE

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

County District District Type Parish
Greater London AuthorityCamdenLondon Borough

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 11-Aug-1950

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 478589

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Details

CAMDEN

TQ2785NW KEATS GROVE 798-1/28/952 (South side) 11/08/50 No.10 Keats House

GV I

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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National Grid Reference: TQ 27108 85666

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