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Royal Arsenal West Riverside Guardroom

A Grade II Listed Building in Greenwich, London

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Latitude: 51.495 / 51°29'42"N

Longitude: 0.0703 / 0°4'13"E

OS Eastings: 543815

OS Northings: 179374

OS Grid: TQ438793

Mapcode National: GBR NJ.JDT

Mapcode Global: VHHNK.5PJ8

Plus Code: 9F32F3WC+24

Entry Name: Royal Arsenal West Riverside Guardroom

Listing Date: 8 June 1973

Last Amended: 9 July 1997

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1245207

English Heritage Legacy ID: 468769

ID on this website: 101245207

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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786/9/46 Royal Arsenal
West Riverside Guardroom


Guardhouse. 1814, possibly by James or Lewis Wyatt. Yellow and red stock brick with limestone ashlar cornice and parapet, central brick stack and hipped 8-sided slate roof. Octagonal single-room plan. Single storey; 8-bay range. Each side has a rubbed brick segmental-arched recesses, the S entrance bay has a 6-panel door, other sides have segmental-arched 6/6-pane sashes. Interior without decorative features. One of a pair which originally flanked the river entrance to the Arsenal, originally the main entrance. The steps were removed in 1931.
(Wesley H, The Royal Arsenal: a brief history, London, 1987, p15; RCHME, Rapid Survey Report, 1994)

Listing NGR: TQ4295478475

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