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Latitude: 51.4964 / 51°29'47"N
Longitude: -0.1788 / 0°10'43"W
OS Eastings: 526517
OS Northings: 179072
OS Grid: TQ265790
Mapcode National: GBR 4K.1R
Mapcode Global: VHGQY.VNB6
Entry Name: Lodge west of the Natural History Museum
Listing Date: 15 April 1969
Last Amended: 29 July 2016
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1190175
English Heritage Legacy ID: 203738
Location: Kensington and Chelsea, London, SW7
District: Kensington and Chelsea
Civil Parish: Non Civil Parish
London Borough Ward: Brompton & Hans Town
Traditional County: Middlesex
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London
Church of England Parish: Holy Trinity with St Paul, Onslow Sq and St Augustine, Sth Kensington
Church of England Diocese: London
Lodge to the Natural History Museum of 1883 by Alfred Waterhouse.
Lodge to the west of the Natural History Museum, built as a pair of houses in 1883 by Alfred Waterhouse. Building being refurbished in 2016. Buff terracotta with a slated roof.
Two storeys, the ground floor at the level of the garden, below street level, giving the appearance of a single storey dwelling. A projecting central bay beneath a hipped roof has a pair of dormer windows to the west and east elevations beneath gablets. The roof is topped by a central ornate stack and two end finials. There are single round-arched windows on the ground floor to the east and west, and at the first floor to the north and south. Wide-arched entrances are at the north and south.
INTERIOR was not inspected.
The history of the Natural History Museum is summarised in the List entry for the main Museum building. The lodge to the west was built in 1883 as a pair of houses for a resident engineer and messenger. The interiors are said to have fixtures and fittings of the mid C20. At the time of inspection in 2016, the lodge was undergoing refurbishment and could not be inspected.
The lodge to the Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, South Kensington, of 1883 by Alfred Waterhouse, is listed at Grade II for the following principal reasons:
* Architectural interest: designed in a style and with materials consistent with the Museum building, the lodge is meticulously designed with distinctive terracotta detailing;
* Historic interest: it is an integral part of Waterhouse's Museum complex and thus has national cultural significance;
* Group value: with the Museum, gates, gatepiers, railings and Porter's Lodge, all listed at Grade I.
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