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Description: Coombe Cliffe Conservatory
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
LONDON ROAD, SE23
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
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Source: English Heritage
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