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Elephant House

A Grade II* Listed Building in Whipsnade, Dunstable, Central Bedfordshire

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Latitude: 51.8455 / 51°50'43"N

Longitude: -0.5451 / 0°32'42"W

OS Eastings: 500316

OS Northings: 217319

OS Grid: TL003173

Mapcode National: GBR G5K.70C

Mapcode Global: VHFRK.HWN4

Plus Code: 9C3XRFW3+5W

Entry Name: Elephant House

Listing Date: 1 September 1988

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1235411

English Heritage Legacy ID: 36187

Location: Whipsnade, Central Bedfordshire, LU6

County: Central Bedfordshire

Civil Parish: Whipsnade

Traditional County: Bedfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Bedfordshire

Church of England Parish: Whipsnade

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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Listing Text


SP 91 NE 19/6 Elephant House

Elephant house. 1935. Designed by Lubetkin and Tecton. Reinforced concrete.
1 storey. Long low composition with bowed front and light cantilevered canopy
to full length, glazed beneath to centre (glazing altered late C20) and open,
supported by pilotis to each side. To rear, projecting above canopy, are 4
cylindrical cubicles to house elephants, each one top lit through circular
opening at apex of low pitched metal covered roof. Built to house young
elephants only.

Lubetkin and Tecton Coe and Reading

Architect and Building News 8-9-1935

Architects' Journal 16-1-1936

Listing NGR: TL0031617319

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