NS5667 : Kibble Palace

taken 12 years ago, near to Partick, Glasgow, Great Britain

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Kibble Palace
Kibble Palace
The Kibble Palace is situated within the Glasgow Botanic Gardens. It is named after John Kibble, who had a house at Coulport, Loch Long, where part of the glasshouse was originally located. It was brought to Glasgow in 1872 where it was enlarged.

An important and unique glasshouse of its type, the Kibble Palace is one of the last major iron and glass structures in Britain to be restored. The building structure is of curvilinear wrought (malleable) iron and glass supported by cast iron beams resting on ornate columns, surmounted on masonry foundations. With a floor area of 2189 metres the Palace takes the form of a large dome and rotunda connected to a smaller dome by a link corridor. The small dome forms the main entrance area and attached to the north and south are extended transepts.

The national collection of Australasian tree ferns form the most important plant group within the building. Many of these date back to the mid 19th century and have grown in the Kibble Palace for the last 120 years.

This view is from the north-east.
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NS5667, 430 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Sunday, 17 August, 2008   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 18 August, 2008
Category
Glasshouses   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 569 674 [100m precision]
WGS84: 55:52.7391N 4:17.3041W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 569 675
View Direction
Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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