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Latitude: 51.4847 / 51°29'5"N
Longitude: -0.1623 / 0°9'44"W
OS Eastings: 527694
OS Northings: 177798
OS Grid: TQ276777
Mapcode National: GBR 7P.QY
Mapcode Global: VHGQZ.4YJ5
Entry Name: Rockery to Centre of Chelsea Physic Garden, in North Eastern Segment
Listing Date: 8 August 1985
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1265508
English Heritage Legacy ID: 424836
Location: Kensington and Chelsea, Greater London Authority, SW3
District: Kensington and Chelsea
Electoral Ward/Division: Royal Hospital
Built-Up Area: Kensington and Chelsea
Traditional County: Middlesex
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London
Church of England Parish: St Luke and Christ Church Chelsea
Church of England Diocese: London
fTQ 2777 NE ROYAL HOSPITAL ROAD SW3
Rockery to centre of
Chelsea Physic garden,
in north eastern segment.
Rockery. Made with volcanic stone from Mount Hecla in Iceland, brought back by Joseph
Banks in 1772, and supplemented with rubble from the Tower of London. Roughly
circular, 15 metres across,1.5 metres high. Later pool at the toil, small, oval.
Probably the first rockery consciously built as a rock garden for plants in Europe.
Listing NGR: TQ2769477798
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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