THE MAPPIN TERRACES, INCLUDING THE MAPPIN CAFE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1237587
Date first listed:
21-Feb-1989
Statutory Address:
THE MAPPIN TERRACES, INCLUDING THE MAPPIN CAFE, ZOOLOGICAL GARDENS, REGENT'S PARK NW1

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Location

Statutory Address:
THE MAPPIN TERRACES, INCLUDING THE MAPPIN CAFE, ZOOLOGICAL GARDENS, REGENT'S PARK NW1

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 27945 83402

Details

CITY OF WESTMINSTER ZOOLOGICAL GARDENS TQ 2783 SE 14/5 REGENT'S PARK Nill The Mappin Terraces, including the Mappin Cafe. II Artificial mountain built to house and display zoo animals, and cafe. Mappin Terraces of 1914; cafe constructed in 1920/27. Designed by Belcher and Joas with Alexander Drew of Somerville's as Consulting Engineer. Terraces of reinforced concrete construction on Kahn system, with concrete cladding; cafe of brick with low pitched pantile roof. Quadrant ground plan with cafe tp apex, and terraces rising upwards towards outer edges in a picturesque composition forming four ranges of goat mountains. Three concentric viewing terraces reached by steps along south and west sides of quadrant. Cafe also quadrant shaped; of 1 storey with 3 corner pavilions of 2 storeys having pantiled pyramidal roof; Open colonnade to curved side facing Mappin Terraces, having paired Tuscan columns; paired Tuscan columns applied between bays to 2 other sides. Floor to ceiling glazing with 4 lights to each window with timber transom to each;casement windows; small panes; timber glazing bars. The Mappin Terraces is an early and ingenious example of reinforced concrete construction . It was also innovative in its period in its attempt to place animals in a 'natural' environment. Architectural Review, April 1911. The Builder, 22 May 1914.

Listing NGR: TQ2794583402

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
428937
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
'The Builder' in 22 May, (1914)
'Architectural Review' in April, (1911)
Other
Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, Part 17 Greater London

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: 06 Apr 2000
Reference: IOE01/99024/05
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