§ 5. Mr. Hamling
asked the Minister of Public Building and Works whether he will now make a statement on what buildings of historic or architectural interest in the Royal Ordnance Factory, Woolwich, he is recommending to be restored and maintained, following the closure of the factory.
§ Mr. Prentice
After consultation with the Ministry of Housing and Local Government, the Crown Estate Commission and the Royal Fine Art Commission, my Ministry has made recommendations for preserving certain buildings and other features of the Royal Ordnance Factory, but as individual buildings are unlikely to be known to hon. Members I will, with permission, circulate the details in the OFFICIAL REPORT.
§ Following are the details:
§ 1. Buildings and features recommended for preservation:
- (1) Quarters East of Dial Square (1719–96).
- (2) The Model Room and Annexe (1719).
- (3) Riverside Guardrooms (1814).
- (4) Pedimented building S.W. of Guardrooms (undated).
- (5) Grand Store (1806–13).
- (6) New Carriage Store (1728 with later additions).
- (7) West Central Pavilion, Gate, and Grilles (undated).
- (8) Armstrong Heavy Gun Factory, North facade (1856).
- (9) Statue of Duke of Wellington (1848).
- (10) Middlegate House (1810).
- (11) Main Gate (1829 with later additions).
- (12) Cadets' Quarters (1751–52). (These two blocks might have to be sacrificed in the event of road widening schemes proceeding.)
- (13) Main Guardroom (1788).
- (14) Royal Foundry (1716–17).
- (15) Officers' Quarters on North side of Dial Square (facades only) (1719–39).
- (16) Pavilion Entrances only of the Royal Laboratory (1696).
- (17) Verbruggen's House.
- (18) Sample of moated High Explosive Stores.
§ 2. Features recommended for preservation but not necessarily in situ:
- (1) Decorative ironwork frieze on laboratory.
- (2) Lead cistern in internal court dated 1729 with Ordnance Arms.
- (3) Drinking fountain on S.W. corner of former Armstrong Factory—1865.