TEMPERATE HOUSE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
I
List Entry Number:
1262590
Date first listed:
10-Jan-1950
Statutory Address:
TEMPERATE HOUSE, ROYAL BOTANIC GARDENS KEW, KEW GREEN, RICHMOND UPON THAMES, TW9 3AB

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Location

Statutory Address:
TEMPERATE HOUSE, ROYAL BOTANIC GARDENS KEW, KEW GREEN, RICHMOND UPON THAMES, TW9 3AB

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

County:
Greater London Authority
District:
Richmond upon Thames (London Borough)
National Grid Reference:
TQ 18477 76452

Details

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

TQ 1876 10/10

ROYAL BOTANIC GARDENS KEW Temperate House

(Formerly listed as Temperate House, ROYAL BOTANIC GARDENS)

10.1.50

I Begun in 1860 under Decimus Burton; not completed until 1897-99. Three communicating conservatories in iron, glass and stucco. Central rectangular building with pitched, glazed roof, "clerestory" and "aisles". Outer walls formed by stucco piers with segmental arches between and topped by urns. Triple central entrance with stucco piers surmounted by statues and urns. Central pediment with semi-circular fanlight. Central body is flanked by octagonal iron and glass pavilions to both ends and beyond these smaller rectangular conservatories with similar roof to central body. Entered at either end. Whole composition 628 ft long. Interiors aisled with iron columns. Central body galleried.

Listing NGR: TQ1847776452

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
434588
Legacy System:
LBS

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

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: 27 Aug 2001
Reference: IOE01/05359/19
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