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Pepys Estate Royal Victoria Yard / Victualling Yard

Plaque: Pepys Estate

Erection date: 13/7/1966


The Pepys Estate was opened on 13th July 1966 by Admiral of the Fleet, The Earl Mountbatten of Burma, KG.

The Estate, built by the Greater London Council, stands on the site of the Royal Victoria Dockyard, founded over 400 years ago. Here Samuel Pepys, Secretary of the Royal Navy, ordered the fitting out of the fleet for the Dutch Wars and here through the centuries British warships were built and rigged.

This is now dedicated to the peaceful enjoyment & wellbeing of Londoners.

Site: Royal Victoria Yard / Victualling Yard (4 memorials)

SE8, Grove Street, The Colonnade

Our photo is taken from the east. In the background you can see the inside of the retained arched stone entrance to The Colonnade from Grove Street. The Officers' Quarters plaque is in the colonnade. The two black metal plaques are on the wall to the right.

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Pepys Estate

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Greater London Council

The GLC was abolished, some say, because Mrs Thatcher could not abide its lef...

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Samuel Pepys

Diarist and Secretary of the Admiralty.  Born Salisbury Court, Fleet Street. ...

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Pepys Estate

Built by the GLC, the Pepys Estate was opened by Earl Mountbatten. The sectio...

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Royal Naval Dockyard / Royal Victoria Dockyard

An information board “Docklands Heritage – Deptford River Walk” gives a good ...

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Pepys Estate

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Lord Louis Mountbatten

Admiral of the Fleet. 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma. Grandson of Queen Victor...

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
Pepys Estate

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Officers' Quarters

Officers' Quarters This colonnaded range of buildings was constructed as quar...

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Royal Victoria Yard war memorial

On 19 March 1941 the Yard was hit by many bombs and incendiary devices leadin...

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Victualling Department Admiralty

{In the belt that surrounds the anchor:} Victualling Department Admiralty Th...

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