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Grade I Listed Hospital Buildings - Old Royal Naval College (Paperback) Loot Price: R246
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Grade I Listed Hospital Buildings - Old Royal Naval College (Paperback): Books Llc

Grade I Listed Hospital Buildings - Old Royal Naval College (Paperback)

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Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: The Old Royal Naval College is the architectural centrepiece of Maritime Greenwich a World Heritage Site in Greenwich London, described by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) as being of outstanding universal value and reckoned to be the finest and most dramatically sited architectural and landscape ensemble in the British Isles . The site is managed by the Greenwich Foundation for the Old Royal Naval College (Foundation), set up in July 1998 as a Registered Charity to look after these magnificent buildings and their grounds for the benefit of the nation. The grounds and some of its buildings are open to visitors. The buildings were originally constructed to serve as the Greenwich Hospital, designed by Christopher Wren, and built between 1696 and 1712. The hospital closed in 1869. Between 1873 and 1998 it was the Royal Naval College, Greenwich. The Old Royal Naval College, on the south bank of the river Thames in Greenwich, London viewed from the north side. The Queen's House in the middle of the picture. The Royal Observatory visible in the background.. John Michael Rysbrack's George II (1735) in the Grand Square of the Greenwich HospitalThe Greenwich Hospital was founded in 1694 as the Royal Naval Hospital for sailors. It was established as a residential home for injured sailors, on the model of Les Invalides and the Chelsea Hospital. The pensioned sailors wore blue uniforms not unlike the red ones of the Chelsea pensioners. It occupied its riverside site for over 170 years, closing to pensioners in 1869. In 1730 the Crown gave the impounded Derwentwater estates in Northumberland and Cumberland to the Greenwich Hospital Trustees, along with the lead mining rights on the moors. In 1778, the Greenwi... More: http://booksllc.net/?id=10908566


Imprint: Books + Company
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2010
First published: May 2010
Creators: Books Llc
Dimensions: 152 x 229 x 2mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 36
ISBN-13: 978-1-156-29694-3
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-156-29694-3
Barcode: 9781156296943

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