TQ3877 : Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, looking toward Canary Wharf

taken 9 years ago, near to Isle of Dogs, Tower Hamlets, Great Britain

Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, looking toward Canary Wharf
Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, looking toward Canary Wharf
Built for charitable public purpose the Old Royal Naval College was established by Royal Charter in 1694 for the relief and support of seamen and their dependants.

Sir Christopher Wren planned the site and during the first half of the eighteenth century various illustrious architects, such as Hawksmoor, Vanbrugh and James ‘Athenian’ Stuart completed the design.

As the nineteenth century wore on, with peace established, numbers of Pensioners declined and the Hospital finally closed in 1869. Soon after this the Royal Naval College moved in heralding a new beginning for the site as a naval training centre for officers from around the world. In 1998 the Royal Navy departed for its new base at Shrivenham and responsibility for the College passed to the newly established Greenwich Foundation. LinkExternal link

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Date Taken
Saturday, 21 May, 2011   (more nearby)
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Saturday, 28 May, 2011
Geographical Context
City, Town centre 
Place (from Tags)
Greenwich 
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Thames 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 385 779 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:29.0344N 0:0.3878W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 385 778
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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