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

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RIBApix ref no RIBA99008
Architect/DesignerPlumbe, Rowland (1838-1919)
CountryUK: England
Subject Date1884
Image Date1879
StyleArts & Crafts
Library ReferencePB276/34(1)
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