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Royal Arsenal East Riverside Guard Room

A Grade II Listed Building in Greenwich, London

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Latitude: 51.4951 / 51°29'42"N

Longitude: 0.0707 / 0°4'14"E

OS Eastings: 543843

OS Northings: 179380

OS Grid: TQ438793

Mapcode National: GBR NJ.JJ3

Mapcode Global: VHHNK.5PR7

Entry Name: Royal Arsenal East Riverside Guard Room

Listing Date: 8 June 1973

Last Amended: 9 July 1997

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1078955

English Heritage Legacy ID: 200485

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)

786/9/10066 Royal Arsenal
East Riverside Guardroom


Guardhouse. 1814, possibly by James or Lewis Wyatt. Yellow and red stock brick with limestone ashlar cornice and parapet, and C20 flat roof. Octagonal single-room plan. Single storey; 8-bay range. Plinth, cornice and blocking course, the sides have rubbed brick segmental-arched recesses, the S entrance bay has an inserted mid C20 doorway, other sides have segmental-arches to 6/6-pane sashes, mostly blocked. Interior not inspected. Historical note: One of a pair which flanked a flight of steps up from the river, originally the main entrance to the Arsenal. Formerly had an 8-sided hipped roof and central stack.
(Wesley H, The Royal Arsenal: a brief history, London, 1987, p.15; RCHME report)

Listing NGR: TQ4295478475

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