Prehistoric animal sculptures, geological formations and lead mine on islands in lake, Crystal Palace Park SE19 - Bromley

Sculptures of dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals, with associated geological strata, constructed between 1852 and 1855 for The Crystal Palace Company. The structures form a unique display of prehistoric life as understood at the time. The dinosaurs are cracking, which is likely to be caused by ground movement; together with vegetation growth and water ingress which is exacerbating their decay. Historic England is working with stakeholders to investigate and devise a new approach to their repair and conservation.

Site Details

    Designated Site Name:
    PREHISTORIC ANIMAL SCULPTURES, GEOLOGICAL FORMATIONS AND LEAD MINE ON ISLANDS AND ON LAND FACING THE LOWER LAKE
    Heritage Category:
    Listed Building grade I
    List Entry Number:
    1067798
    Local Planning Authority:
    Bromley
    Site Type:
    Uncategorised

Location

    Building Name:
    Prehistoric animal sculptures
    Locality:
    Crystal Palace Park
    County:
    Greater London
    District / Borough:
    Bromley
    Parliamentary Constituency:
    Lewisham West and Penge
    Region:
    London and South East

Assessment Information

    Assessment Type:
    Building or structure
    Condition:
    Very bad
    Occupancy / Use:
    Not applicable
    Priority:
    A - Immediate risk of further rapid deterioration or loss of fabric; no solution agreed
    Previous Priority:
    C
    Ownership:
    Local authority
    Designation:
    Listed Building grade I, RPG grade II*, CA

Contact Details

Verena McCaig 020 7973 3718