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This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1080675



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County District District Type Parish
Greater London AuthorityKensington and ChelseaLondon Borough

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 15-Apr-1969

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 203737

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TQ 2679 SE TQ 2678 NE CROMWELL ROAD SW7 39/2 47/2 15.4.69 GV Natural History Museum


Museum. 1873-81. Alfred Waterhouse. Buff and grey terracotta, pitched slated roof. Twenty seven bays, three and a half to four storeys. Centrepiece of three bays, set forward with two spired towers on either side of entrance. Two end bays to each side topped with octagonal towers with steep pavilion roofs. Square headed windows to basement and ground floor. First floor windows round headed. Ground and first floor windows with coupled subsidiary round headed lights. Two light gabled dormers. Fine terracotta details including animals to first floor cills. Interior complete, with fine terracotta details to all galleries, and painting to central hall. Forecourt with ramps, single storey lodge, steps, piers, gates and railings. M. Girouard:- The Natural History Museum.

Listing NGR: TQ2668079075

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Girouard, M, The Natural History Museum

National Grid Reference: TQ 26680 79075


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