Greenwich Naval College: some unexpected Victorian finds

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Greenwich Naval College: some unexpected Victorian finds

Postby Liz » 02 Jul 2012 03:11

During building work at the college last year, builders were repairining the steps and removed some loose bricks, revealing a concealed space and a hoard of Victorian-era rubbish.

The objects have been dated to the earliest days of the college, which was established in 1873 in buildings originally designed by Sir Christopher Wren as a hospital for naval pensioners.

You can read about the finds at and and view some at

I believe the college is also home to a marble memorial to the 1845 Franklin expedition which was lost searching for the north-west passage, as discussed here

Does the college have any other Victorian points of interest?
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