Raven's Cage



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  • The former Raven's Cage is a rebuilding of an aviary put up as summer caging for macaws. It originally stood just north west of the clock tower. No longer used as an aviary, it survives simply as a decorative and commemorative object. It was built 1829, Decimus Burton, architect. 'Renovated' 1927. 'Reconstructed' 1948 following war damage. Moved 1971. Grade II listed. By the 1840s the cage had been converted to accommodate a vulture and a small house had been added on the north-western side. This was removed, probably in 1948.

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  • The Buildings of London Zoo

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          Burton, Decimus
          Person · 1800-1881

          Architect of London Zoo. By the end of 1829, Burton had completed London Zoo, which had opened in April 1928.