Plaque

(lost) Royal Military Academy - original plaque

Royal Military Academy Royal Military Academy - original plaque
Inscription

The Royal Military Academy, 1720, attributed to Sir John Vanbrugh. Built on the site of the original Tudor Manor House, Tower Place, to provide the Board Room for the Officers of the Ordnance. The Royal Military Academy was housed here from 1741 to 1806, when it was removed to Woolwich Common, the building is now the Royal Arsenal Officers' Mess.

Site: Royal Military Academy (2 memorials)

SE18, Artillery Square, Academy Performing Arts

Sometime 2011-17 the rather nice yellow plaque was replaced with the bronze rectangle which doesn't look new nor designed for an exterior site.

We don't consider the red plaque below the central window a memorial but, for the record, it reads "Royal Military Academy Grade II listed building, RARE, Royal Arsenal Riverside Explore".

Credit for this entry to: Alan Patient of www.plaquesoflondon.co.uk

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Royal Military Academy - original plaque

Subjects commemorated i

Royal Military Academy

Founded as an academy for the training of commissioned officers of the Royal ...

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Tower Place

In an area known as 'The Warren', the Tudor manor house 'Tower Place' along w...

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Sir John Vanbrugh

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

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
Royal Military Academy - original plaque

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Royal Regiment of Artillery - replacement plaque

Royal Regiment of Artillery - replacement plaque

{Beneath the Royal Artillery badge with the motto Ubique Quo Fas et Gloria Du...

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