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Royal Arsenal the Grand Store West and South Ranges Buildings 36 37 and 46 Royal Arsenal the Grand Store, E Range (Building 49)

A Grade II* Listed Building in Greenwich, London

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Latitude: 51.4944 / 51°29'39"N

Longitude: 0.0737 / 0°4'25"E

OS Eastings: 544049

OS Northings: 179312

OS Grid: TQ440793

Mapcode National: GBR NJ.K7K

Mapcode Global: VHHNK.7P9R

Plus Code: 9F32F3VF+QF

Entry Name: Royal Arsenal the Grand Store West and South Ranges Buildings 36 37 and 46 Royal Arsenal the Grand Store, E Range (Building 49)

Listing Date: 8 June 1973

Last Amended: 9 July 1997

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1078958

English Heritage Legacy ID: 200493

ID on this website: 101078958

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-/9/52 Royal Arsenal
The Grand Store, W and S
08/06/73 ranges (Buildings 36, 37
and 46)


Store, disused. 1808-13, attributed to James and Lewis Wyatt. Brick with Purbeck limestone dressings, timber internal construction, and late C20 corrugated sheet roof, originally slated. PLAN: Single-depth plan forming E range of 3-sided quadrangle.
EXTERIOR: Late Georgian style. 2 storeys; 15-window range. Symmetrical front and rear elevations have projecting central pedimented 3-window section, vermiculated plinth, clasping pilasters with fluted capitals and a moulded eaves cornice. Centre has giant pilasters and a central round-arched doorway; rubbed brick heads to round-arched ground-floor recesses with matching windows and segmental-arched first-floor windows, to 12/8-pane sashes. 3-window ends, that to the N has a rusticated ashlar porch with round archways to large double panelled doors, the S end has a plain surround to first-floor double doors. Late C19 wall crane on the E side.
INTERIOR not inspected, but reported to have timber posts with pillows and a queen post roof.
HISTORICAL NOTE: Formerly connected to the S range (qv) by a carriageway, demolished 1888. Part of a much enlarged store for the Arsenal and a general depot for the Army and Navy, with now largely demolished quadrangles to E and W. Although conservative in eschewing current interest in fire-proof iron construction, and prone from early on to severe structural problems, the Grand Store is architecturally one of the most distinguished of the large late C18 and early C19 warehouses erected in both naval and civil docks.

Listing NGR: TQ4404979312

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