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Latitude: 51.4771 / 51°28'37"N
Longitude: -0.291 / 0°17'27"W
OS Eastings: 518782
OS Northings: 176733
OS Grid: TQ187767
Mapcode National: GBR 7Z.PBB
Mapcode Global: VHGR2.X40H
Entry Name: Unicorn Gate
Listing Date: 25 May 1983
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1251784
English Heritage Legacy ID: 434585
Location: Richmond upon Thames, London, TW9
District: Richmond upon Thames
Electoral Ward/Division: Kew
Built-Up Area: Richmond upon Thames
Traditional County: Surrey
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London
Church of England Parish: Kew St Anne
Church of England Diocese: Southwark
This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 05/10/2017
ROYAL BOTANIC GARDENS KEW
(Formerly listed as Unicorn Gate, ROYAL BOTANIC GARDENS)
Late C18 or early C19 figure. Piers perhaps later. A single entrance rusticated. Portland stone gateway with segmental arched head and mutule cornice hood bearing a figure facing south, of an unicorn couchant, chained with open crown collar. Figure whitewashed but probably terracotta, as lion is. Possibly once adorned a single gateway with the lion of Lion Gate.
Listing NGR: TQ1878276732
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