Design for Normansfield (Velma) Boathouse, a boat- and summerhouse, Normansfield House, Teddington, London, for Dr. John Langdon-Down: plans, elevations and section

RIBApix ref no RIBA99008
Architect/DesignerPlumbe, Rowland (1838-1919)
CountryUK: England
CityLondon
Subject Date1884
Image Date1879
ViewExterior
ViewInterior
ViewPlan
StyleArts & Crafts
MediumDrawing
Library ReferencePB276/34(1)
OrientationPortrait
Colour / B&W Colour
Credit RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: This boathouse and summerhouse was built as a facility for Dr Langdon-Down and his family, staff and patients at the hospital he established at Normansfield House for patients with the condition now known as Down’s Syndrome, named after Dr Langdon-Down. The boathouse and summerhouse, now listed, was not built exactly as shown in this drawing. Plumbe also designed the Normansfield Theatre, an ‘entertainment hall’ for the hospital, which opened in 1879, still exists and is also now listed.

Subject tags

garden buildings, riverside buildings, boathouses