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Greenwich roundels - Anson

Greenwich roundels Greenwich roundels - Anson
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Anson

Site: Greenwich roundels (13 memorials)

SE10, King William Walk, Discover Greenwich

The roundels on the north, river-facing, frontage are occupied by, left to right: Anson, Drake, Cook, Howard, Blake, Benbow, Sandwich, Rodney, Duncan, Collingwood, Howe, Nelson, St Vincent.  The reason for this particular sequence is obscure to us; it's certainly not by date of birth or death.  Any ideas?

The building, Listed Grade II, was built as the Royal Naval College, Pepys Buidling, in two phases: 1874-5 by Colonel Clarke RE, then 1882-3 by General Pudsey RE.

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Greenwich roundels - Anson

Subjects commemorated Information

Admiral George Anson

Admiral.  Born Staffordshire.  1740-4 circumnavigated the globe.   Captured a...

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Greenwich roundels - Anson

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