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Severndroog Castle,castle Wood Park

A Grade II* Listed Building in Shooters Hill, London

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Latitude: 51.4666 / 51°27'59"N

Longitude: 0.06 / 0°3'36"E

OS Eastings: 543190

OS Northings: 176196

OS Grid: TQ431761

Mapcode National: GBR NL.7SW

Mapcode Global: VHHNR.0D2J

Entry Name: Severndroog Castle,castle Wood Park

Listing Date: 26 March 1954

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1289792

English Heritage Legacy ID: 396423

Location: Greenwich, London, SE18

County: London

District: Greenwich

Electoral Ward/Division: Shooters Hill

Built-Up Area: Greenwich

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: Shooters Hill Christ Church

Church of England Diocese: Southwark

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Listing Text

(South Side)

Severndroog Castle
Castle Wood Park
TQ 4376 42/W14 26.3.54.


1784. 3-storey triangular tower with hexagonal angle turrets of ½-storey height.
Tower and turrets battlemented. Multicoloured stock brick with 1st floor band
and plinth. Quatrefoil blocked and painted windows in turrets. Other windows
have 2-centred, pointed arches, wide on the main faces and narrow in the 3 external
faces of each turret. Moulded labels over windows, some of which are blocked
and treated in trompe l'oeil fashion as in turret tops. 1st floor windows in
wide, stuccoed recesses. Small door with alternating block surround in inner
return of North-east turret. Later doors inserted in North-West and South turrets.
Main, studded double door, in South-West face, has moulded surround in deep coving,
with label over. Cornice head and fanlight with interlacing bars matching the
window heads. On the other 2 sides the former entrances blocked, fanlights
only remaining.
Inscription in stone apron below 1st floor window on South-West face
"This building was erected MDCCLXXXIV by the representative of the late Sir William
James, Bart. To Commemorate that Gallant Officer's Atchievements (sic) in the
East Indies during his command of the Company's Marine Forces in those seas.
And in a particular manner to record the Conquest off the Coast of Malabar which
fell to his superior Valour and able Conduct on the 2nd day of April MDCCLV."

Listing NGR: TQ4319076196

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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