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List entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: THE ROTUNDA (ROYAL ARTILLERY MUSEUM)

List entry Number: 1078987

Location

THE ROTUNDA (ROYAL ARTILLERY MUSEUM), GREEN HILL SE18 (OFF REPOSITORY ROAD)

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County District District Type Parish
Greater London AuthorityGreenwichLondon Borough

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 08-Jun-1973

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 200360

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Details

TQ 4278 Green Hill SE18 19/W63 (off Repositary Road) The Rotunda (Royal Artillery Museum)

The grade shall be upgraded to grade II* (Star) and the description shall be amended to read:-

Museum. Built 1814 by John Nash. Flemish band yellow brick; tented leaden roof with weathervane surmounting small wooden cupola. Polygonal plan with retangular projection to rear. One storey; 24-sided polygon, each bay defined by raised pilaster linked by raised brick cornice and eaves band. Gauged brick segmental arch over C20 double doors set in moulded wood architave with bays each having gauged brick segmental arch over base-hung 27-pane casement with reeded transom beneath fanlight. Similar articulation and windows to flat-roofed one-storey, 2-bay rear wing which has further lxl bay block to rear with hipped slate roof, brick stack and recessed panels to bays. Interior: centrally-placed Doric column set on tall pedestal to roof which has canvas tented ceiling ( a restoration of 1972 and hiding curved timber trusses) which sweeps down to peripheral aisle of 24 pairs of columns connected by segmental arches. History: this extraordinary building, in the style of a spectacular bell tent, stood first in the grounds of Carlton House Gardens where it was one of several erected for the meeting of the allied sovereigns in 1814; in 1819 Nash supervised its removal, making it into a permanent building with the addition of a leaden roof, brick walls and central pillar, and conversion into a museum for the display of captured trophies.

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1. 4412 GREEN HILL SE18 (off REPOSTORY ROAD)

The Rotunda (Royal Artillery Museum) TQ 4278 19/W63

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2. 1814. Designed by John Nash with later additions. Transferred from St James's Park in 1819. Tent-shaped building, polygonal with 24 bays, in yellow stock brick, tle bays defined by flat pilasters. Brick frieze and plinth. In alternate bays- pivoted windows with glazing bars, under cornice heads with radial bars above, and gauged, segmental brick arches over. Swept, leaded roof, rising high in centre to octagonal wood cupola and vane. Inside its original rope supports remain. Deep eaves soffit under moulded cornice. 1-storey, 2-window rear extension with flat roof and windows as in main building; and a further low, 1-storey exten- sion with hipped end to low pitched slated roof. Inside, a surrounding aisle of reeded Doric columns supporting segmental vaulted bays. Tall, central Doric column on plinth (a later addition) supports peak of roof.

Listing NGR: TQ4265078139

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National Grid Reference: TQ 42650 78139

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