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The Upper and Lower Terrace of the Crystal Palace Gardens

A Grade II Listed Building in Bromley, London

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Latitude: 51.4232 / 51°25'23"N

Longitude: -0.0738 / 0°4'25"W

OS Eastings: 534020

OS Northings: 171113

OS Grid: TQ340711

Mapcode National: GBR HN.41L

Mapcode Global: VHGRD.NHVB

Plus Code: 9C3XCWFG+7F

Entry Name: The Upper and Lower Terrace of the Crystal Palace Gardens

Listing Date: 1 September 1953

Last Amended: 29 June 1973

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1064352

English Heritage Legacy ID: 358428

Location: Crystal Palace Park, Bromley, London, SE19

County: London

District: Bromley

Electoral Ward/Division: Crystal Palace

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Bromley

Traditional County: Surrey

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: Anerley Christ Church and St Paul

Church of England Diocese: Rochester

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The Upper and Lower Terrace
of the Crystal Palace Gardens
(Formerly Listed under
Crystal Palace Parade)
TQ 37 SW 4/208 1.9.53.


The Crystal Palace, designed by Sir Joseph Paxton for the Great Exhibition
of 1851 in Hyde Park, was afterwards taken down and re-erected here in
1852-4 on the site of Penge Place. The building itself was burned down
in 1936, but the 2 terraces of the formal garden in front of it survive.
They were designed by Paxton at the time of the re-erection. Each terrace
consists of a series of round-headed arches containing semi-circular semi-
domed niches arranged in groups of 3 with taller pilasters between the
groups carried up into the balustrade above which is of similar pattern of
narrow round-headed arches, the taller pilasters topped by vases or statues.
Flights of steps lead down from each terrace at intervals. The space between
the terraces was laid out with fountains and statues.

Listing NGR: TQ3402071113

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