Royal Naval College Pepys Building, Greenwich
Description: Royal Naval College Pepys Building
Date Listed: 13 February 1995
English Heritage Building ID: 399181
OS Grid Reference: TQ3837077870
OS Grid Coordinates: 538370, 177870
Latitude/Longitude: 51.4829, -0.0087
Location: 43 King William Walk, Greenwich, Greater London SE10 9HT
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TQ 3877 ROMNEY ROAD
786-/26/10043 Royal Naval College
Former rackets courts, now laboratories. The western block 1874-5 by Colonel Clarke RE, the
central screen and eastern part identical in design and added in 1882-3 by General Pudsey RE to
form a symmetrical composition. Converted to laboratories in c.1906. Stone and stuccoed facades,
roof hidden by high parapets. Seven-bay screen with higher two-bay ends. Tuscan pilasters across
screen break forward into pairs of Ionic columns set between engaged columns with fluted capitals,
all these in antis under projecting parapets at ends. The parapets are elaborate, with raised
centrepieces supported on swags and urns set on high and elaborately carved plinths as
cornerpieces; all this decoration the work of C R Smith. Rusticated ground floor. At first-floor
height busts in high relief set in roundels depict from east to west: Anson, Drake, Cook, Howard,
Blake, Benbow, Sandwich, Rodney, Duncan, Collingwood, Howe, Nelson and St Vincent.
Nine-bay side elevations and three-bay rear also denoted by pilasters, the ground floor rusticated
under fluted frieze and with empty first-floor roundels. Above these a deep frieze and an attic
storey also broken into bays by short pilaster strips.
PRO ADM 195/47, 20-24
Listing NGR: TQ3837077870
Source: English Heritage
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