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Royal Arsenal Main Guardroom

A Grade II Listed Building in Woolwich Riverside, London

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.492 / 51°29'31"N

Longitude: 0.0692 / 0°4'8"E

OS Eastings: 543744

OS Northings: 179031

OS Grid: TQ437790

Mapcode National: GBR NJ.Q41

Mapcode Global: VHHNK.4RXM

Entry Name: Royal Arsenal Main Guardroom

Listing Date: 8 June 1973

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1210926

English Heritage Legacy ID: 200484

Location: Greenwich, London, SE18

County: London

District: Greenwich

Electoral Ward/Division: Woolwich Riverside

Built-Up Area: Greenwich

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: Woolwich St Mary Magdalene with St Michael and All Angels

Church of England Diocese: Southwark

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Listing Text

TQ 4479 PLUMSTEAD ROAD SE18
(North side)

786/9/45 Royal Arsenal
Main Guardroom
08/06/73

GV II

Guard house, disused. 1788, built by Isaac Ashton, possibly to designs of James Wyatt. Yellow and red stock brick with limestone ashlar, ridge stacks and hipped slate roof. Single-depth plan with central archway. 2 storeys; 3-bay range. A tetrastyle Doric portico 1 bay deep with a modillion cornice, to a similarly-sized flagged recess, a central doorway with double 6-light doors with raised panels, and smaller ones to the guard houses each side. Segmental-arched ground-floor tripartite 6/6-pane sashes, and gauged brick flat heads to first-floor 6/6-pane sashes with ashlar cill band. Rear has projecting wings each side of the central entrance. INTERIOR: has cast-iron posts.
HISTORY: Used by the Army when it provided guards for the site, and an important part of the C18 Arsenal.
(Wesley H, The Royal Arsenal: a brief history, London, 1987, p10; RCHME report, 1994)


Listing NGR: TQ4374479030

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