THE PALM HOUSE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
I
List Entry Number:
1262670
Date first listed:
10-Jan-1950
Date of most recent amendment:
25-Oct-1983
Statutory Address:
THE PALM HOUSE, ROYAL BOTANIC GARDENS KEW, KEW GREEN, RICHMOND UPON THAMES, TW9 3AB

Map

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Location

Statutory Address:
THE PALM 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 18654 76949

Details

THis list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 04/10/2017

TQ 1877 9/52 TQ 1876 10/52

ROYAL BOTANIC GARDENS KEW The Palm House

(Formerly listed as The Palm House, ROYAL BOTANIC GARDENS previously listed as The Palen House)

10.1.50

I 1844-1848. Designed by Richard Turner engineer of Dublin, with Decimus Burton as architect. Iron and glass, the roof curved throughout. "One of the boldest pieces of C19 functionalism in existence". 362ft long, at the centre 67ft high, and the wings 33ft high. Central oblong chamber with double curved glass roof covering "nave" and "aisles". Apsidal ends. Central entrance to each of long sides, with glass barrel vaults. Galleried interior.

Listing NGR: TQ1865476949

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
434365
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: IOE01/05359/21
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