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Giraffe House and Hippopotamus House on the Cotton Terraces, Westminster

Description: Giraffe House and Hippopotamus House on the Cotton Terraces

Grade: II
Date Listed: 5 February 1970
English Heritage Building ID: 207752

OS Grid Reference: TQ2786583490
OS Grid Coordinates: 527865, 183490
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5358, -0.1578

Location: Outer Cir, Paddington, Greater London NW1 4PT

Locality: Westminster
County: Greater London
Country: England
Postcode: NW1 4PT

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Listing Text

5/3 ; 14/1 REGENT'S PARK
Giraffe House and Hippopotamus
5.2.70 House on the cotton terraces
- II
Giraffe House. c 1836 by Decimus Burton for the Zoological Society (restored).
Stock brick; slate roofs. Central pavilion for giraffes with lower east wing as
the original hippopotamus house and balancing west wing a matching addition
(probably by Salvin). 1 storey pavilions, each of 3 bays. Central pavilion has
semi-circular arched tall stable doors with linking impost string. Flanking pavilions
have similar semi-circular arched stable doors. Central pavilion has pediment gable
ends to roof and deep bracketed eaves. Flanking pavilions have cornice band and
blocking course. Decimus Burton landscaped the original gardens and designed the
zoo buildings for the Society between 1826 - 41, influenced by the Paris Jardin
des Plantes.

Listing NGR: TQ2786583490

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Source: English Heritage

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