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Description: Royal Arsenal East Riverside Guard Room
Date Listed: 8 June 1973
English Heritage Building ID: 200485
OS Grid Reference: TQ4384379380
OS Grid Coordinates: 543843, 179380
Latitude/Longitude: 51.4951, 0.0707
TQ 4479 PLUMSTEAD ROAD SE18
786/9/10066 Royal Arsenal
East Riverside Guardroom
Guardhouse. 1814, possibly by James or Lewis Wyatt. Yellow and red stock brick with limestone ashlar cornice and parapet, and C20 flat roof. Octagonal single-room plan. Single storey; 8-bay range. Plinth, cornice and blocking course, the sides have rubbed brick segmental-arched recesses, the S entrance bay has an inserted mid C20 doorway, other sides have segmental-arches to 6/6-pane sashes, mostly blocked. Interior not inspected. Historical note: One of a pair which flanked a flight of steps up from the river, originally the main entrance to the Arsenal. Formerly had an 8-sided hipped roof and central stack.
(Wesley H, The Royal Arsenal: a brief history, London, 1987, p.15; RCHME report)
Listing NGR: TQ4295478475
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Source: English Heritage
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