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UNICORN GATE

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: UNICORN GATE

List entry Number: 1251784

Location

UNICORN GATE, ROYAL BOTANIC GARDENS KEW, KEW GREEN, RICHMOND UPON THAMES, TW9 3AB

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

County: Greater London Authority

District: Richmond upon Thames

District Type: London Borough

Parish:

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 25-May-1983

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

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 434585

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History

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Details

This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 05/10/2017

TQ 1876 10/6

ROYAL BOTANIC GARDENS KEW Unicorn Gate

(Formerly listed as Unicorn Gate, ROYAL BOTANIC GARDENS)

II Late C18 or early C19 figure. Piers perhaps later. A single entrance rusticated. Portland stone gateway with segmental arched head and mutule cornice hood bearing a figure facing south, of an unicorn couchant, chained with open crown collar. Figure whitewashed but probably terracotta, as lion is. Possibly once adorned a single gateway with the lion of Lion Gate.

Listing NGR: TQ1878276732

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Malden, H E, The Victoria History of the County of Surrey: Volume III, (1911), 485
Other
Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, Part 17 Greater London

National Grid Reference: TQ 18782 76733

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