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Royal Arsenal Verbruggens House

A Grade II Listed Building in Greenwich, London

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Latitude: 51.4919 / 51°29'30"N

Longitude: 0.07 / 0°4'12"E

OS Eastings: 543803

OS Northings: 179022

OS Grid: TQ438790

Mapcode National: GBR NJ.QBP

Mapcode Global: VHHNK.5RCQ

Plus Code: 9F32F3RC+P2

Entry Name: Royal Arsenal Verbruggens House

Listing Date: 8 June 1973

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1078957

English Heritage Legacy ID: 200490

ID on this website: 101078957

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: Woolwich St Mary Magdalene with St Michael and All Angels

Church of England Diocese: Southwark

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786/9/48 Royal Arsenal
Verbruggen's House


House, later office. 1772-73, for Jan Verbruggen, Master Founder and his son Pieter, built by James Morris. Red Flemish bond brick with a slate mansard roof. Double-depth plan. 2 storeys, cellar and attic; 4-window range. Entrance in the S end has a coped, truncated gable, ground-floor arcade of round arches linked by impost band, and a modillion cornice; rubbed brick flat arches to 6/6-pane sashes, a half-glazed door, and 3 attic windows, the middle one blind. Matching parapetted 4-bay left-hand return has 4 flat-headed 3/3-pane dormers, and window-less right-hand return. INTERIOR: without plaster and most fittings at time of inspection (March 1994), has a full-width entrance room with fixings for panelling set in the walls, a rear right-hand open dogleg stair with column-on-vase balusters, columns newel and ramped rail; rear ground-floor plain stone mantle piece with a late C19 cast-iron fireplace.
HISTORY: Verbruggen was Master Founder from 1770, and responsible for the reorganisation and extension of the nearby Royal Brass Foundry 1771. Later used to house the Ordnance Committee and Ordnance Board.
(de Beer, Professor Carel, The Art of Gunfounding, Rotherfiela, 1991; Wesley H, The Royal Arsenal@ A brief history, Lodon, 1987, p.9; Hogg O F G, The Royal Arsenal, Oxford, 1963, p.432)

Listing NGR: TQ4295478475

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