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Royal Arsenal Main Guardroom

A Grade II Listed Building in Woolwich Riverside, London

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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

(North side)

786/9/45 Royal Arsenal
Main Guardroom


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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