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The Admiralty

  • English National Heritage: Admiralty Arch, First Sea Lord's Residence And Offices, Balustrades And Steps

  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Building

Admiralty Arch is a bridge building that unites the First Sea Lord's Residence and Offices. The triumphal arch was designed as a ceremonial approach to Buckingham Palace and as part of the national monument to Queen Victoria. Clad in Portland stone, Sir Aston Webb's Late Roman Baroque (or Webb's version of Edwardian Mannerist Classicism) ingeniously disguising the unavoidable change of axis along The Mall near Trafalgar Square. - AsNotedIn

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Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1911/00/00 Aston Webb Architect Admiralty Arch is built as an entrance to the ceremonial approach to Buckingham Palace, 1906-1911.
1914/11/00 Winston Churchill British Planner First Lord of the Admiralty, Winston Churchill, proposes to break through to Russia and seize Constantinople via a naval attack on the Gallipoli Peninsula on the Dardanelles, the narrow 38-mile strait that links the Black Sea to the Mediterranean Sea. Gallipoli Campaign
1915/02/00 Winston Churchill British Planner First Lord of the Admiralty, Winston Churchill, establishes the Landships Committee to develop "land ships" - an armoured vehicle with an internal combustion engine and tracks to can drive across battlefield trenches. Invention of the Military Tank
1917/04/09 William Sowden Sims Work Rear-Admiral Wm S Sims, USN, is received by the First Sea Lord and his principal assistants in a special conference. Jellicoe predicts that the Germans will win the war unless the British reduced merchant ship losses. The Victory at Sea (book)

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Particulars for The Admiralty:
Area of Significance Architecture
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Sight Category Building
Architecture Style Edwardian Baroque Architecture
Profession Espionage
Category for Historic Use Government
Historic Use Government Office
Area of Significance Military
Area of Significance Politics-government
Material Portland Stone

English National Heritage List Entry No: 1238982

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The Splendid and the Vile (book) Verfabula Erik Larson The cars carrying Churchill and Inspector Thompson returned to Admiralty House, the seat of naval command in London and, for the time being, Churchill's home.

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