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Royal Arsenal, Building 10 (Southern Blocks)

Teague, Steve Royal Arsenal, Building 10 (Southern Blocks). [Client Report] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Between April-July 2018 Oxford Archaeology undertook archaeological observation and recording at Building 10 (Southern Blocks) within the Royal Arsenal, Woolwich, during redevelopment for housing and commercial units. Building 10 contained the Royal Carriage Factory that was constructed between 1802 and 1805. Internal dividing walls and culverts pertaining to original layout of Block 1, a storage building prior to its remodeling during or after c 1890, were revealed. Also revealed were a pair of barrel-vaulted cellars that adjoined a third cellared room, likely to have formed part of Block 5, the South Erecting Shop, which was constructed in 1886. Within Block 1L, the walls of an engine room were uncovered. These were constructed during the 1850s and were contained within a boiler house. Two substantial limestonebuilt structures with iron fittings attached to their surface were found within the engine room. These are likely to represent plinths or bases for machinery. Notable finds included two work tokens, each inscribed ‘ROYAL CARRIAGE DEPART’ and dated to the First World War.

Item Type:Client Report
Subjects:Geographical Areas > English Counties > Greater London
Period > UK Periods > Modern 1901 - present
Period > UK Periods > Post Medieval 1540 - 1901 AD
ID Code:5757
Deposited By: Scott
Deposited On:24 Apr 2020 15:03
Last Modified:24 Apr 2020 15:03

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