Plaque

Victualling Department Admiralty

Inscription

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

This plaque commemorates the closing of the Royal Victoria Yard in 1961 after 219 years of service to the Royal Navy.
This terrace and adjacent colonnade were part of the Victualling Yard, Deptford, built on a site of 35 acres purchased from the Evelyn Estate in 1742. The yard was re-named the Royal Victoria Yard in 1858 by gracious permission of Her Majesty Queen Victoria.

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.

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Victualling Department Admiralty

Subjects commemorated i

John Evelyn

17th century diarist and garden designer. Born Wotton, Surrey. Through his 16...

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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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Victualling Yard, Deptford

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

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
Victualling Department Admiralty

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Officers' Quarters

Officers' Quarters

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

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Pepys Estate

Pepys Estate

The Pepys Estate was opened on 13th July 1966 by Admiral of the Fleet, The Ea...

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Royal Victoria Yard war memorial

Royal Victoria Yard war memorial

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

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