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The Pagoda

Pagoda Vista, Kew Gardens, Richmond Upon Thames
London ENG United Kingdom

Status:built
Construction Dates
  Began1761
  Finished1762
Floor Count10
Building Uses
 - monument
Structural Types
 - tower
Architectural Style
 - pagoda style
Materials
 - wood

 Heights ValueSource / Comments 
Spire164 ft
Roof156 ft

Description
• Architect: Sir William Chambers.

• The Pagoda was originally built for Princess Augusta, mother of George III and was originally adorned with 80 blue enamelled Chinese-style dragons.

• Each level of the pagoda is octagonal, and diminishes in both height and width by 0.3 metres (0.98 feet) from the level below it. It is Grade I Listed.

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