Place    From 1828 

Royal Arsenal Gatehouse

Categories: Architecture, Armed Forces

Also known as the Beresford Gate (after William Beresford, Master-General of the Ordnance and Governor of the Royal Military Academy in Woolwich), and was formerly the main entrance to the Royal Arsenal. In 1969 plans for the widening of adjacent roads because of traffic congestion recommended the gate's demolition. After much delay, (during which time the building had become listed), the roads were diverted and the arch now forms part of Beresford Square. Our picture from about 1911, is described as a dinner time crowd - but nobody appears to be eating!

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

This section lists the memorials where the subject on this page is commemorated:
Royal Arsenal Gatehouse

Commemorated ati

Royal Arsenal Gatehouse - reopened

The plaque is inside the central arch.

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Terence C. Page

Terence C. Page

Architect, F.R.I.B.A. active in 1952.

Person, Architecture

1 memorial
Charles Fitzroy Doll

Charles Fitzroy Doll

From 1885 until at least 1908 he was the Bedford Estate surveyor. Specialised in designing hotels, such as Hotel Russell. Other London work includes: Imperial Hotel next to Hotel Russell (demolishe...

Person, Architecture

2 memorials
Joshua Marshall

Joshua Marshall

King Charles II’s Master Mason. Also worked on St Paul's Cathedral and the Temple Bar and did much work in the rebuilding of the City after the Great Fire. Born and died London.

Person, Architecture, Property, Sculpture

1 memorial
Ewan Christian

Ewan Christian

Architect.  Born Marylebone.  Designed the National Portrait Gallery.  Primarily worked on churches though he found time to design about 120 houses.  Died at the home he had designed for himself, '...

Person, Architecture

2 memorials
Joseph Clayton

Joseph Clayton

Architect active in 1924.  He was a war veteran and had been a member of the St George in the East's congregation. He gave a lead on the war memorial project but then in 1923 moved to the Midlands....

Person, Architecture

1 memorial