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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1237587
English Heritage Legacy ID: 428937
Location: Westminster, London, NW1
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
CITY OF WESTMINSTER ZOOLOGICAL GARDENS
TQ 2783 SE
14/5 REGENT'S PARK Nill
The Mappin Terraces,
including the Mappin
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
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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