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Royal Naval College North West Building King Charles Quarters, Greenwich

Description: Royal Naval College North West Building King Charles Quarters

Grade: I
Date Listed: 8 June 1973
English Heritage Building ID: 200510

OS Grid Reference: TQ3848877924
OS Grid Coordinates: 538488, 177924
Latitude/Longitude: 51.4833, -0.0069

Location: A206, Greenwich, Greater London SE10 9HT

Locality: Greenwich
County: Greater London
Country: England
Postcode: SE10 9HT

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There is also a scheduled monument, Greenwich Hospital (RN College), at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.

Listing Text

(North Side)

Royal Naval College.
North-west building
"King Charles' Quarters"
TQ 3877 26/G107


Begun 1664 by John Webb, Eastern parts. North-west pavilion 1712. South parts
1769 by James Stuart. West front 1811-14 by Yenn. All of limestone ashlar.
East front of 2 storeys with 3-storey end pavilions of 3 bays. These, and 3-bay
centre section under pediment project slightly. 7-window intermediate sections.
Moderately low pitched, leaded roof except for angle pavilions which have balustraded
parapets. Attached Corinthian columns in centre and pilasters in angles support
full width enriched entablature. Walls rusticated with bands at both floor cills
and 1st floor level. Quintuple keystones to sash windows with glazing bars.
Segmental pediments over centre ground floor windows in end pavilions. 3 round
arched entrances in centre section.
North front of 3 storeys, 7 windows. Main entablature, at 2nd floor level, rests
on Corinthian attached columns and pilasters and has pediment at centre of either
side. 2nd floor looks later and has lighter entablature and balustraded parapet.
Lower floors rusticated. Quintuple keystones to sash windows with glazing bars,
those on 1st floor with corinthian pilasters, entablature and pediment, those
on ground floor with moulded architrave, Gibbs surround and pediment. On both
floors round arched niches alternate with windows. Round arched entrance on
axis under modified Doric entablature. Sunk panel and pediment over, and another
flat panel above. Inscription in left pediment "CAROLUS II REX A.REG.XVI."
West front of 23 bays, with slightly projecting 3-bay centre and ends. 2 storeys
and basement. 3-storey ends. Corinthian pilasters divide bays and support entablature
with modillion cornice and balustraded parapet except in centre where parapet
is high and solid; and at ends where rusticated top floor has another entablature
and balustraded parapet over. 1st floor band behind pilasters. Moulded architraves
to sash windows with glazing bars except in ends where reveals are plain. Inscription
in frieze of centrepiece "GEORGIUS III REX A.REGNI IV AD MDCCCXIV".

Listing NGR: TQ3848877924

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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