The Rotunda, Green Hill, Woolwich Common SE18 - Greenwich

24-sided polygon, single storey building designed by John Nash. Concave conoid roof; first erected in the grounds of Carlton House in 1814 for (premature) celebration of Allied victory in the Napoleonic wars. The Rotunda housed the reserve collection of the 'Firepower' museum but is now vacant. The roof covering is leaking and there is considerable concern about the condition of internal timbers. Urgent works are needed and investigations into the roof structure are outstanding. Discussions regarding its potential re-use continue.

The Rotunda, Green Hill, Woolwich Common SE18 - Greenwich
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Site Details

  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade II*
  • List Entry Number: 1078987
  • Local Planning Authority: Greenwich
  • Site Type: Defence > Military building


  • Building Name: The Rotunda
  • Street Name: Greenhill
  • Postcode: SE18
  • Locality: Woolwich Common
  • County: Greater London
  • District / Borough: Greenwich
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Greenwich and Woolwich
  • Region: London

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Building or structure
  • Condition: Very bad
  • Occupancy / Use: Vacant/not in use
  • Priority: A - Immediate risk of further rapid deterioration or loss of fabric; no solution agreed
  • Previous Priority: A
  • Ownership: Government or agency
  • Designation: Listed Building grade II*, CA