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Royal Naval College Pepys Building

A Grade II Listed Building in Greenwich, London

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Latitude: 51.4829 / 51°28'58"N

Longitude: -0.0087 / 0°0'31"W

OS Eastings: 538370

OS Northings: 177870

OS Grid: TQ383778

Mapcode National: GBR L1.8HY

Mapcode Global: VHGR1.SZSM

Plus Code: 9C3XFXMR+4G

Entry Name: Royal Naval College Pepys Building

Listing Date: 13 February 1995

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1214382

English Heritage Legacy ID: 399181

ID on this website: 101214382

Location: Greenwich, London, SE10

County: London

District: Greenwich

Electoral Ward/Division: Greenwich West

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Greenwich

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: Greenwich St Alfege

Church of England Diocese: Southwark

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(north side)
786-/26/10043 Royal Naval College
"Pepys Building"


Former rackets courts, now laboratories. The western block 1874-5 by Colonel Clarke RE, the
central screen and eastern part identical in design and added in 1882-3 by General Pudsey RE to
form a symmetrical composition. Converted to laboratories in c.1906. Stone and stuccoed facades,
roof hidden by high parapets. Seven-bay screen with higher two-bay ends. Tuscan pilasters across
screen break forward into pairs of Ionic columns set between engaged columns with fluted capitals,
all these in antis under projecting parapets at ends. The parapets are elaborate, with raised
centrepieces supported on swags and urns set on high and elaborately carved plinths as
cornerpieces; all this decoration the work of C R Smith. Rusticated ground floor. At first-floor
height busts in high relief set in roundels depict from east to west: Anson, Drake, Cook, Howard,
Blake, Benbow, Sandwich, Rodney, Duncan, Collingwood, Howe, Nelson and St Vincent.
Nine-bay side elevations and three-bay rear also denoted by pilasters, the ground floor rusticated
under fluted frieze and with empty first-floor roundels. Above these a deep frieze and an attic
storey also broken into bays by short pilaster strips.
PRO ADM 195/47, 20-24

Listing NGR: TQ3837077870

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