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Survey of London Monograph 12, Cromwell House, Highgate

By Philip Norman. The history and architecture of Cromwell House on Highgate Hill, built by Robert Sprignell in the early seventeenth century.

Survey of London. Originally published by Guild & School of Handicraft, London, 1926.

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Table of contents

Title Page(s)
Members of the Survey Committee 4-7
Description of the plates 8-11
Preface 13-14
Cromwell House: Historical notes 15-35
Cromwell House: Architectural description 36-46
Appendix A: List of the owner-occupiers since 1586 47
Appendix B: Pedigree of Sprignell of Highgate 48-49
Appendix C: The carved figures on the staircase 50
Index 51-55
Plate 1 (frontispiece): Entrance 1
Plate 2: Plans of the principal floors 2
Plate 3: Elevation to Highgate Hill 3
Plate 4: Entrance gates 4
Plate 5: Doorway to garden wing 5
Plate 6: Section through entrance passage and staircase 6
Plate 7: Staircase, plans and details 7
Plate 8: Staircase, sectional elevations 8
Plate 9: Staircase balustrading 9
Plate 10: Staircase, details of doors 10
Plate 11: Staircase, drawing 11
Plate 12: Carved figures on staircase 12
Plate 13: South room, ground floor 13
Plate 14: South room ceiling 14
Plate 15: Matron's Room, plan and north wall 15
Plate 16: Matron's Room, walls 16
Plate 17: Principal room, ceiling 17
Plate 18: First floor smaller room, ceiling 18
Plate 19: Basement doors 19
Plate 20: Highgate House in 1830 20
Plate 21: Highgate House in 1865 21
Plate 22: View from south 22
Plate 23: South view 23
Plate 24: Entrance doorway 24
Plate 25: Entrance gates 25
Plate 26: North front and wing 26
Plate 27: North front 27
Plate 28: Views of north wing 28
Plate 29: Staircase 29
Plate 30: Staircase 30
Plate 31 31
Plate 32: Staircase 32
Plate 33: Staircase 33
Plate 34: Staircase 34
Plate 35: Staircase 35
Plate 36: Staircase 36
Plate 37: Staircase balustrading 37
Plate 38: Carved figures on staircase 38
Plate 39: Carved figure on staircase 39
Plate 40: Carved figure on staircase 40
Plate 41: Carved figure on staircase 41
Plate 42: Carved figure on staircase 42
Plate 43: Carved figure on staircase 43
Plate 44: Carved figure on staircase 44
Plate 45: Carved figure on staircase 45
Plate 46: Doorway on staircase 46
Plate 47: South room, ground floor 47
Plate 48: South room fireplace 48
Plate 49: South room fireplace, details 49
Plate 50: South room fireplace, details 50
Plate 51: Transomed window in south room 51
Plate 52: Matron's Room 52
Plate 53: Eighteenth century stair 53
Plate 54: Principal room, plaster ceiling 54
Plate 55: Principal room, plaster ceiling 55
Plate 56: Smaller room, plaster ceiling 56
Plate 57: Smaller room, fireplace 57
Plate 58: Da Costa wing, fireplace 58
Plate 59: Da Costa wing, fireplace 59
Plate 60: Plaster frieze 60
Plate 61: Plaster frieze 61
Plate 62: Plan of Springell lands 62