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Temperate House

A Grade I Listed Building in Kew, Richmond upon Thames

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Latitude: 51.4746 / 51°28'28"N

Longitude: -0.2955 / 0°17'43"W

OS Eastings: 518477

OS Northings: 176452

OS Grid: TQ184764

Mapcode National: GBR 7Z.VK0

Mapcode Global: VHGR2.T6NC

Plus Code: 9C3XFPF3+VR

Entry Name: Temperate House

Listing Date: 10 January 1950

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1262590

English Heritage Legacy ID: 434588

Location: Kew, Richmond upon Thames, London, TW9

County: Richmond upon Thames

Electoral Ward/Division: Kew

Built-Up Area: Richmond upon Thames

Traditional County: Surrey

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: Richmond

Church of England Diocese: Southwark

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Listing Text

This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 05/10/2017

TQ 1876

Temperate House

(Formerly listed as Temperate House, ROYAL BOTANIC GARDENS)


Begun in 1860 under Decimus Burton; not completed until 1897-99. Three communicating conservatories in iron, glass and stucco. Central rectangular building with pitched, glazed roof, "clerestory" and "aisles". Outer walls formed by stucco piers with segmental arches between and topped by urns. Triple central entrance with stucco piers surmounted by statues and urns. Central pediment with semi-circular fanlight. Central body is flanked by octagonal iron and glass pavilions to both ends and beyond these smaller rectangular conservatories with similar roof to central body. Entered at either end. Whole composition 628 ft long. Interiors aisled with iron columns. Central body galleried.

Listing NGR: TQ1847776452

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

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