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Botany School building Grade 2 listed

last modified Jul 19, 2017 03:59 PM

It was announced last week that our building - the Botany School has been listed by Historic England as Grade 2. The architect, William Cecil Marshall, lost the first Wimbledon tennis final to Spencer Gore in 1877. You may be pleased to hear that when the Botany School was opened in 1904 it was acknowledged to be ‘probably the most complete botanical teaching institute in the Empire’. The two entrances on the north elevation have ornate carved limestone door surrounds, with a large oeil-de-boeuf window over a double-leaf timber panelled door, approached by seven steps.