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Coombe Cliffe Conservatory, Croydon

Description: Coombe Cliffe Conservatory

Grade: DL
Date Listed: 30 June 1972
Date Delisted: 27 July 1989
English Heritage Building ID: 201188

OS Grid Reference: TQ3289664871
OS Grid Coordinates: 532896, 164871
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3674, -0.0923

Location: 1 Water Tower Hill, Croydon, Greater London CR0 1HA

Locality: Croydon
County: Greater London
Country: England
Postcode: CR0 1HA

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Listing Text


Coombe Cliff Conservatory
TQ 36 SW 5/9 30.6.72.

N.B. This building was removed from its site in Croydon. The building was relocated at
Horniman museum,Forest Hill,in the London Borough of Lewisham. The building is now
listed in the 29TH list of buildings of special architectural or historic interest
in the London Borough of Lewisham. See the 15TH amendment.



Coombe Cliffe Conservatory
TQ 36 SW 5/9 30.6.72


1894; designed for John Horniman (1805-1873), tea merchant and botanist who lived
at Coombe Cliffe and created the gardens there. Glass and decorative ironwork.
Cruciform, with transpets and shorter section adjoining house. Octagonal dome over
crossing on cast iron columns with capitals and decorative spandrels. Steps rise to
shorter north section which was apparently used as a billiard room. Doorways in
centre of 2 end walls and in transept ends. Decorative ironwork by Macfarlane & Co,
of Saracen Foundry, Glasgow. Slightly damaged by fire in June 1977.

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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