This browser is not fully supported by Historic England.

THE PALM HOUSE

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: Greater London Authority

District: Richmond upon Thames

District Type: London Borough

Parish:

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

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

Legacy System: LBS

UID: 434365

Asset Groupings

This list entry does not comprise part of an Asset Grouping. Asset Groupings are not part of the official record but are added later for information.

List entry Description

Summary of Building

Legacy Record - This information may be included in the List Entry Details.

Reasons for Designation

Legacy Record - This information may be included in the List Entry Details.

History

Legacy Record - This information may be included in the List Entry Details.

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
Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, Part 17 Greater London

National Grid Reference: TQ 18654 76949

Map

Map
© Crown Copyright and database right 2016. All rights reserved. Ordnance Survey Licence number 100024900.
© British Crown and SeaZone Solutions Limited 2016. All rights reserved. Licence number 102006.006.
Use of this data is subject to Terms and Conditions.

The above map is for quick reference purposes only and may not be to scale. For a copy of the full scale map, please see the attached PDF - 1262670 .pdf

The PDF will be generated from our live systems and may take a few minutes to download depending on how busy our servers are. We apologise for this delay.

This copy shows the entry on 28-May-2016 at 02:50:52.

End of official listing