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Royal Dockyard Gun Emplacements on Riverside to North East of Entrance and Gunposts Facing

A Grade II Listed Building in Greenwich, London

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Latitude: 51.4946 / 51°29'40"N

Longitude: 0.0538 / 0°3'13"E

OS Eastings: 542669

OS Northings: 179292

OS Grid: TQ426792

Mapcode National: GBR NJ.D7H

Mapcode Global: VHHNJ.WP9M

Plus Code: 9F32F3V3+RG

Entry Name: Royal Dockyard Gun Emplacements on Riverside to North East of Entrance and Gunposts Facing

Listing Date: 8 June 1973

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1289552

English Heritage Legacy ID: 396927

ID on this website: 101289552

Location: North Woolwich, 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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(North Side)

Royal Dockyard.
Gun emplacements on riverside to
North-East of entrance, and
gunposts facing
TQ 4279 7/444


Early C19. Set upon granite sea wall a low brick fortification having 2 splayed
gun embrasurers lined with sandstone and topped with thick, granite blocks.
Immediately behing these, at either side, a circular platform stepped and sloped
down from fortifying wall and up from road behind. Sandstone on brick foundation,
steps and floor of granite. In centre round block with pin to form turntable;
and metal rail around outer segment. These supported late C18 or early C19
naval pieces, on wood carriage platforms swivelling through an angle of about
3000. One of the guns is now in Plumstead Library museum. 2 posts made of filled
gun barrels well sunk into the ground, with rings for chains embedded in tops.
Probably used for help in swivelling guns.

Listing NGR: TQ4295478475

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