GIRAFFE HOUSE AND HIPPOPOTAMUS HOUSE ON THE COTTON TERRACES

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1357403
Date first listed:
05-Feb-1970
Statutory Address:
GIRAFFE HOUSE AND HIPPOPOTAMUS HOUSE ON THE COTTON TERRACES, OUTER CIRCLE NW1
Statutory Address:
GIRAFFE HOUSE AND HIPPOPOTAMUS HOUSE ON THE COTTON TERRACES, REGENT'S PARK NW1
Statutory Address:
GIRAFFE HOUSE AND HIPPOPOTAMUS HOUSE ON THE COTTON TERRACES, ZOOLOGICAL GARDENS NW1

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Location

Statutory Address:
GIRAFFE HOUSE AND HIPPOPOTAMUS HOUSE ON THE COTTON TERRACES, OUTER CIRCLE NW1
Statutory Address:
GIRAFFE HOUSE AND HIPPOPOTAMUS HOUSE ON THE COTTON TERRACES, REGENT'S PARK NW1
Statutory Address:
GIRAFFE HOUSE AND HIPPOPOTAMUS HOUSE ON THE COTTON TERRACES, ZOOLOGICAL GARDENS 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 27865 83490

Details

TQ 2783 NE and SE CITY OF WESTMINSTER ZOOLOGICAL GARDENS 5/3 ; 14/1 REGENT'S PARK Giraffe House and Hippopotamus 5.2.70 House on the cotton terraces - II Giraffe House. c 1836 by Decimus Burton for the Zoological Society (restored). Stock brick; slate roofs. Central pavilion for giraffes with lower east wing as the original hippopotamus house and balancing west wing a matching addition (probably by Salvin). 1 storey pavilions, each of 3 bays. Central pavilion has semi-circular arched tall stable doors with linking impost string. Flanking pavilions have similar semi-circular arched stable doors. Central pavilion has pediment gable ends to roof and deep bracketed eaves. Flanking pavilions have cornice band and blocking course. Decimus Burton landscaped the original gardens and designed the zoo buildings for the Society between 1826 - 41, influenced by the Paris Jardin des Plantes.

Listing NGR: TQ2786583490

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
207752
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

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.

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