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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
Entry Name: Elephant House
Listing Date: 1 September 1988
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
5125 WHIPSNADE WHIPSNADE ZOO
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
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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