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Great Hall of Eltham Palace, Greenwich

Description: Great Hall of Eltham Palace

Grade: I
Date Listed: 8 June 1973
English Heritage Building ID: 200288

OS Grid Reference: TQ4241173987
OS Grid Coordinates: 542411, 173987
Latitude/Longitude: 51.4470, 0.0479

Location: 3 Court Yard, Greenwich, Greater London SE9 5QE

Locality: Greenwich
County: Greater London
Country: England
Postcode: SE9 5QE

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Listing Text

(South end)

Great Hall of
Eltham Palace
TQ 4273 59/W33


Circa 1479. Stone faced building of 6 bays with stepped buttresses between bays.
Cornice with gargoyles and restored parapet. Paired 2-light windows with cusped
heads under 4-centred arches. Transept-like North and South projections at West
end with deep niches on West faces, the Northern one blocked. Door, in right
bay of North face, has square hoodmould and restored carving in spandrels. Western
gabled end of old brick shows tenon holes from roof members of former additional
building. High pitched tiled roof.
Inside the hall upper walls stone faced, lower parts cement rendered, over brick.
Hammer-beam roof with double hollow-chamfered members. Restored pendants. Wood
gallery at West end a restoration of screens passage. Large double doors at
North and South of East end; and 2 blocked entrances under 4-centred heads in
East Wall. At West end projecting bays North and South with stellar vaulting
to roofs, long windows in ends. Rendered West wall has 2 doorways.

Listing NGR: TQ4241173987

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Source: English Heritage

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