9780300187229

Survey of London: Woolwich Volume 48

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  • ISBN13:

    9780300187229

  • ISBN10:

    030018722X

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2013-03-01
  • Publisher: Paul Mellon Centre BA
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Summary

Woolwich is a distinctive London district, a riverside settlement with pre-Roman origins which grew into a military-industrial center of national importance. Massive investment fueled a series of military establishments, a naval dockyard, and the Royal Arsenal, bringing prosperity to the town and dominating its economy. At the same time, Woolwich developed a dynamic civic identity, reflected in its impressive municipal buildings and ambitious public-housing program. This historic richness is not well-known. The new Survey of Londonvolume brings together everything of significance in Woolwich's built history, and will prove invaluable to historians, planners, residents, and the wider public.

Author Biography

Andrew Saint is the general editor of The Survey of London and the author of Richard Norman Shaw (Yale). Peter Guillery is a senior investigator for English Heritage and the author of The Small House in Eighteenth-Century London: A Social and Architectural History (Yale).

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