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Description: Natural History Museum
Date Listed: 15 April 1969
English Heritage Building ID: 203737
OS Grid Reference: TQ2668079075
OS Grid Coordinates: 526680, 179075
Latitude/Longitude: 51.4964, -0.1765
TQ 2679 SE TQ 2678 NE CROMWELL ROAD SW7
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
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Source: English Heritage
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