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Main Entrance to Royal Arsenal, Greenwich

Description: Main Entrance to Royal Arsenal

Grade: II
Date Listed: 8 June 1973
English Heritage Building ID: 200206

OS Grid Reference: TQ4377978963
OS Grid Coordinates: 543779, 178963
Latitude/Longitude: 51.4913, 0.0696

Location: Beresford Street, Eltham, Greater London SE18 4BG

Locality: Greenwich
County: Greater London
Country: England
Postcode: SE18 4BG

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Listing Text


Main entrance to
Royal Arsenal
TQ 4378 9/W44
TQ 4378 20/W44


(Royal Arsenal is listed under Plumstead Road).
Dated 1829 but upper parts late C19. 2 storey, 3 windows, with blank side abutments.
3 carriage entrances on ground floor, the centre one taller. Yellow brick ground
floor has stone arches with keystones supporting stone 1st floor band of taller
centre section. This becomes cill band of side sections. Red brick upper part,
with stone dressings. Buttresses full height of centre section, 1/3rd height
of side sections. Parapet resting on stone and brick corbel table. Clock in
centre. Central 3-light and side 2-light mullioned and transomed windows with
sashes below transom and margin lights to heads. Plaques, inserted in buttresses,
inscribed "1829 B;" and below side windows inscribed "G.R. IV" and bearing shield
with 3 guns. On parapets of side abutments are mounted mortars with the Royal
Cipher of George IV.

Listing NGR: TQ4377978963

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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