TQ3877 : Royal Naval College

taken 7 years ago, near to Isle of Dogs, Tower Hamlets, Great Britain

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Royal Naval College
Royal Naval College
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, 8 March, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 10 March, 2014
Geographical Context
Educational sites  Defence, Military 
Place (from Tags)
Greenwich 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3860 7783 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:28.9470N 0:0.3225W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 38683 77771
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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