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Royal Arsenal Rifle Shell Factory Gateway

A Grade II Listed Building in Greenwich, London

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Latitude: 51.4935 / 51°29'36"N

Longitude: 0.0735 / 0°4'24"E

OS Eastings: 544040

OS Northings: 179210

OS Grid: TQ440792

Mapcode National: GBR NJ.R5P

Mapcode Global: VHHNK.7Q6G

Plus Code: 9F32F3VF+99

Entry Name: Royal Arsenal Rifle Shell Factory Gateway

Listing Date: 8 June 1973

Last Amended: 9 July 1997

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1078915

English Heritage Legacy ID: 200498

ID on this website: 101078915

Location: Royal Arsenal West, Greenwich, London, SE18

County: London

District: Greenwich

Electoral Ward/Division: Woolwich Riverside

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Greenwich

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: Thamesmead

Church of England Diocese: Southwark

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786/9/362 Royal Arsenal
Rifle Shell Factory Gateway


Rifle shell foundry entrance gateway, offices and stores. 1856 by D Murray. Red brick with Portland stone dressings and a slate roof. Baroque Revival style. 2 storey; 3-window range. A fine entrance has paired Doric and superimposed Ionic columns to each bay, entablature and panelled parapet set forward to the columns; keyed round archways with architraves, larger to the middle, with fine elaborate cast-iron gates by Charles Bailey, 1857, cast at Grissel's Regent's Canal Iron Works. Round-arched keyed first-floor windows with stone pilasters, impost blocks and moulded architraves, and a central first-floor Venetian window. Returns have first-floor round-arched windows as the front. INTERIOR: not inspected.
HISTORY: Formed the entrance to a large ammunition factory. A fine and well-detailed Baroque composition, in a style usually associated with the early C20. Part of the mid C19 expansion of the iron ordnance production facility at the Arsenal.
(RCHME report, 1994)

Listing NGR: TQ4404079210

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