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The Mappin Terraces, Including the Mappin Cafe

A Grade II Listed Building in Regent's Park, London

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.535 / 51°32'6"N

Longitude: -0.1567 / 0°9'24"W

OS Eastings: 527945

OS Northings: 183402

OS Grid: TQ279834

Mapcode National: GBR 83.ZX

Mapcode Global: VHGQS.7PJ3

Entry Name: The Mappin Terraces, Including the Mappin Cafe

Listing Date: 21 February 1989

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1237587

English Heritage Legacy ID: 428937

Location: Westminster, London, NW1

County: London

District: City of Westminster

Electoral Ward/Division: Regent's Park

Built-Up Area: City of Westminster

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: St Marylebone

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text

CITY OF WESTMINSTER ZOOLOGICAL GARDENS
TQ 2783 SE
14/5 REGENT'S PARK Nill
The Mappin Terraces,
including the Mappin
Cafe.
II
Artificial mountain built to house and display zoo animals, and cafe. Mappin
Terraces of 1914; cafe constructed in 1920/27. Designed by Belcher and Joas
with Alexander Drew of Somerville's as Consulting Engineer. Terraces of
reinforced concrete construction on Kahn system, with concrete cladding; cafe
of brick with low pitched pantile roof. Quadrant ground plan with cafe tp
apex, and terraces rising upwards towards outer edges in a picturesque
composition forming four ranges of goat mountains. Three concentric viewing
terraces reached by steps along south and west sides of quadrant. Cafe also
quadrant shaped; of 1 storey with 3 corner pavilions of 2 storeys having
pantiled pyramidal roof; Open colonnade to curved side facing Mappin
Terraces, having paired Tuscan columns; paired Tuscan columns applied between
bays to 2 other sides. Floor to ceiling glazing with 4 lights to each window
with timber transom to each;casement windows; small panes; timber glazing
bars.
The Mappin Terraces is an early and ingenious example of reinforced concrete
construction . It was also innovative in its period in its attempt to place
animals in a 'natural' environment.
Architectural Review, April 1911.
The Builder, 22 May 1914.


Listing NGR: TQ2794583402

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