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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: PRINCIPAL ENTRANCE GATES AND RAILINGS FRONTING KEW GREEN

List entry Number: 1250801

Location

PRINCIPAL ENTRANCE GATES AND RAILINGS FRONTING KEW GREEN

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

County District District Type Parish
Greater London AuthorityRichmond upon ThamesLondon Borough

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: 433277

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List entry Description

Summary of Building

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Reasons for Designation

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History

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Details

1. 5028 ROYAL BOTANIC GARDENS

Principal entrance gates and railings fronting Kew Green TQ 1877 9/45

II*

2. Gates by Decimus Burton 1848. Ironwork by Walker of Rotherham. Foliated and scrolled design with armorial centre-piece, set in mitred framework with 2 rows of anthemion pattern dog-rail. Elaborate overthrow. Matching single side entrance gates, all between Portland stone piers with garlanded panels by John Heming Jnr. The central piers are crowned by vases which came from an earlier pair of entrance gates to Kew Palace. Spear-headed railings with smaller, closely-set spearheaded dog-rail forming quadrant to either side of entrance and terminating in coupled, fused, Portland stone piers with urns.

Listing NGR: TQ1873577559

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 18738 77548

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