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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: THE PALM HOUSE

List entry Number: 1262670

Location

THE PALM HOUSE, ROYAL BOTANIC GARDENS, RICHMOND UPON THAMES

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: I

Date first listed: 10-Jan-1950

Date of most recent amendment: 25-Oct-1983

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 434365

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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

TQ 1877 9/52 TQ 1876 10/52

ROYAL BOTANIC GARDENS The Palm House

(Formerly listed as The Palen House)

10.1.50

I

1844-1848. Designed by Richard Turner engineer of Dublin, with Decimus Barton 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

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Malden, H E, The Victoria History of the County of Surrey: Volume III, (1911), 485
Other
Part 17 Greater London,

National Grid Reference: TQ 18654 76949

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