Attractions List of Famous Greenwich Buildings & Structures

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List of the famous landmarks that make up the Greenwich skyline, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Greenwich architectural landmarks as well as other major buildings, dwellings, and other structures in Greenwich are included on this list. Information about these Greenwich buildings is included on this list, such as when the building first opened and what architectural style it falls under. List includes both new buildings in Greenwich and older historic landmarks.

Cutty Sark and Greenwich Hospital are included in this list.

This list answers the question, "What are the most famous buildings in Greenwich?"

This is a good reference for research into the historical architecture in Greenwich. Famous architectural houses within the city of Greenwich are included as well, sometimes by address, other times listed by the name of the original home owner.
Charlton House is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Greenwich Buildings & Structures
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Among several English houses with the name Charlton House, the most prominent is a Jacobean building in Charlton, London. It is regarded as the best-preserved ambitious Jacobean house in Greater London. It was built in 1607-12 of red brick with stone dressing, and has an "E"-plan layout. The interior features a great hall, chapel, state dining room, saloon and gallery. The house was built for Sir Adam Newton, Dean of Durham and tutor to Prince Henry, the son of James I, and older brother of the future Charles I. The diarist John Evelyn, who knew the house and was well acquainted with Newton's son, Sir Henry Newton, stated that the house had been built for Prince Henry. Because of Sir Adam's ...more on Wikipedia

City/Town: London, England

Opened: Jan 01 1612

Architect: John Thorpe

Created By: John Thorpe

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Cutty Sark is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Greenwich Buildings & Structures
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Cutty Sark is a British clipper ship. Built on the Clyde in 1869 for the Jock Willis Shipping Line, she was one of the last tea clippers to be built and one of the fastest, coming at the end of a long period of design development which halted as sailing ships gave way to steam propulsion. The opening of the Suez Canal meant that steam ships now enjoyed a much shorter route to China, so Cutty Sark spent only a few years on the tea trade before turning to the trade in wool from Australia, where she held the record time to Britain for ten years. Improvements in steam technology meant that gradually steamships also came to dominate the longer sailing route to Australia and the ship was sold to ...more on Wikipedia

City/Town: Greenwich

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Fan Museum

The Fan Museum was the first museum dedicated to the fan and opened in 1991,. It is located within two grade II* listed houses built in 1721 in the Greenwich World Heritage Site in southeast London, England. Along with the museum, there is an orangery decorated with murals, a Japanese-style garden with a fan-shaped parterre, a pond and a stream. The Fan Museum owns over 4,000 fans, fan leaves and related ephemera. The oldest fan in the collection dates from the 10th century and the collection of 18th and 19th century European fans is extensive. The entire collection is not displayed permanently due to conservation concerns, so three times a year the selection of fans on exhibit is changed. ...more on Wikipedia

City/Town: London, England

Great Captain Island Light is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Greenwich Buildings & Structures
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Great Captain Island Lighthouse is a lighthouse on Great Captain Island in the western Long Island Sound off the coast of Greenwich, Connecticut, United States. Built in 1829, the first lighthouse, made of stone, was of such poor construction that the walls were severely cracked a decade later. In 1868, a new granite dwelling with attached lantern was completed. The lighthouse is of the same design as lighthouses at Sheffield Island in Norwalk; Morgan Point in Noank; Old Field Point Light and Plum Island in New York; and Block Island North in Rhode Island. In 1890, a fog whistle was added, in 1905 a siren was installed. The lighthouse was deactivated in 1970 when a skeletal tower replaced ...more on Wikipedia

City/Town: London, England

Opened: Jan 01 1830

Structural Height (m): 15.54

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