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Royal Arsenal Brass Foundry Royal Arsenal Brass Foundry

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Alan Patient of

Plaque: Royal Arsenal Brass Foundry


The Royal Brass Foundry, 1717, attributed to Sir John Vanbrugh. Following an explosion at Bagley's Foundry at Moorfields in 1716 which killed 17 people, the Board of Ordnance decided to build its own foundry at Woolwich. Guns for government service were cast here until c.1870.

Site: Royal Arsenal Brass Foundry (1 memorial)

SE18, Number One Street, Woolwich Arsenal

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Royal Arsenal Brass Foundry

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Bagley's Foundry / The Foundery

There was a gun-manufacturing foundry at Windmill Hill, now Tabernacle Street...

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Royal Arsenal Brass Foundry

It was built when it was found that there were low stocks of artillery - but ...

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Board of Ordnance

Responsible for the supply of armaments and munitions to the army and the nav...

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Sir John Vanbrugh

Playwright and architect. Born in the parish of St Nicholas Acons, London, of...

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