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Rockery to Centre of Chelsea Physic Garden, in North Eastern Segment

A Grade II Listed Building in Royal Hospital, Kensington and Chelsea

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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

Plus Code: 9C3XFRMQ+V3

Entry Name: Rockery to Centre of Chelsea Physic Garden, in North Eastern Segment

Listing Date: 8 August 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1265508

English Heritage Legacy ID: 424836

Location: Royal Hospital, Kensington and Chelsea, London, SW3

County: 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

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Listing Text


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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