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The Palm House

A Grade I Listed Building in Kew, Richmond upon Thames

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Latitude: 51.4791 / 51°28'44"N

Longitude: -0.2928 / 0°17'33"W

OS Eastings: 518654

OS Northings: 176949

OS Grid: TQ186769

Mapcode National: GBR 7Z.GW5

Mapcode Global: VHGR2.W23Z

Plus Code: 9C3XFPH4+JV

Entry Name: The Palm House

Listing Date: 10 January 1950

Last Amended: 25 October 1983

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1262670

English Heritage Legacy ID: 434365

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: Kew St Anne

Church of England Diocese: Southwark

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Listing Text

THis list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 04/10/2017

TQ 1877 9/52
TQ 1876 10/52

The Palm House

(Formerly listed as The Palm House, ROYAL BOTANIC GARDENS previously listed as The Palen House)


1844-1848. Designed by Richard Turner engineer of Dublin, with Decimus Burton as architect. Iron and glass, the roof curved throughout. "One of the boldest pieces of C19 functionalism in existence". 362ft long, at the centre 67ft high, and the wings 33ft high. Central oblong chamber with double curved glass roof covering "nave" and "aisles". Apsidal ends. Central entrance to each of long sides, with glass barrel vaults. Galleried interior.

Listing NGR: TQ1865476949

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