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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

19th July 1975 Piccadilly line extension from Hounslow West opened as far as Hatton Cross.go to related location

19th July 1947 Born today: Brian May, London, rock guitarist (Queen-We are the Champions)

19th July 1941 Winston Churchill launched V for Victory campaign.go to related location

19th July 1821 The Coronation of George IV in Westminster Abbey.go to related location

The Woolwich Rotunda



The Woolwich Rotunda

This unusual round building was designed by Nash.

Location: Green Hill, Woolwich

Description: This marvellous Rotunda was designed by John Nash and is an unusual 24-sided building with a tent-like roof. It was built in 1814 and six years later moved from its original location to here - part of the Royal Artillery site. It was used for military training purposes and later as the regimental museum 'Firepower', which moved to the Royal Arsenal site circa 2003.

It's grade II listed and is on the English Heritage 'buildings at risk register'.


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The Woolwich Rotunda

This unusual round building was designed by Nash.


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