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Coombe Cliffe Conservatory, Lewisham

Description: Coombe Cliffe Conservatory

Grade: II
Date Listed: 30 June 1972
English Heritage Building ID: 203472

OS Grid Reference: TQ3483073105
OS Grid Coordinates: 534830, 173105
Latitude/Longitude: 51.4409, -0.0614

Location: 100 London Road, Lewisham, Greater London SE23 3DR

Locality: Lewisham
County: Greater London
Country: England
Postcode: SE23 3DR

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Listing Text

TQ 3473
Coombe Cliffe
22/301 Conservatory

30.6.72 II

Conservatory. Built 1894 for Frederick Horniman. Cast-iron and glass: decorative ironwork by Macfarlane and Company of Saracen Foundry, Glasgow. Cruciform plan. Doorways set in centre of two end walls and in transept ends; decorative porch with semicircular arched doorway to south transept. Walls framed by Corinthian columns with lower band and rosette panels and foliate frieze with tendrils; fish-scale roof frame, with acroteria to corners of upper roofs and antefixae and finials to lower roofs; octagonal lantern to central crossing, surmounted by pyramidal roof and weathervane. Interior: rope-twist columns with foliate spandrels to central dome. Moved from its original site at the Horniman home, Combe Cliffe, to its present site next to the Horniman Museum in 1988. A fine example of a Victorian cast-iron conservatory.

N.B. This building was previously listed in the 29 TH list of buildings of special architectural or historic interest in the London Borough of Croydon.

Listing NGR: TQ3483073105

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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