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Coombe Cliffe Conservatory

A Grade II Listed Building in Forest Hill, London

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Latitude: 51.4413 / 51°26'28"N

Longitude: -0.061 / 0°3'39"W

OS Eastings: 534856

OS Northings: 173153

OS Grid: TQ348731

Mapcode National: GBR JF.TJD

Mapcode Global: VHGRD.W1LD

Entry Name: Coombe Cliffe Conservatory

Listing Date: 30 June 1972

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1080773

English Heritage Legacy ID: 203472

Location: Lewisham, London, SE23

County: London

District: Lewisham

Electoral Ward/Division: Forest Hill

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Lewisham

Traditional County: Surrey

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: Dulwich St Clement with St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Southwark

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Listing Text

TQ 3473
Coombe Cliffe
22/301 Conservatory

30.6.72 II

Conservatory. Built 1894 for Frederick Horniman. Cast-iron and glass: decorative ironwork by Macfarlane and Company of Saracen Foundry, Glasgow. Cruciform plan. Doorways set in centre of two end walls and in transept ends; decorative porch with semicircular arched doorway to south transept. Walls framed by Corinthian columns with lower band and rosette panels and foliate frieze with tendrils; fish-scale roof frame, with acroteria to corners of upper roofs and antefixae and finials to lower roofs; octagonal lantern to central crossing, surmounted by pyramidal roof and weathervane. Interior: rope-twist columns with foliate spandrels to central dome. Moved from its original site at the Horniman home, Combe Cliffe, to its present site next to the Horniman Museum in 1988. A fine example of a Victorian cast-iron conservatory.

N.B. This building was previously listed in the 29 TH list of buildings of special architectural or historic interest in the London Borough of Croydon.

Listing NGR: TQ3485673153

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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