Archaeological & Heritage Statement, Greenwich, London

An Archaeological and Heritage Assessment was undertaken regarding a proposed residential development on an existing garage site, located on land in Eltham, London.

In Brief

Client: Property Developer Sector: Historic Buildings; Built Heritage; Conservation Services:

Heritage Statement

Location: South East London (London Borough of Greenwich)

Key Points

  • Combined Archaeological and Heritage Assessment
  • Site is situated to the immediate west of the Progress Estate Conservation Area


The overall archaeological potential of the site was assessed as Low with regard to prehistoric, Romano-British, medieval and post- medieval activity.

This was in part due to the site being some considerable distance from the nearest Archaeological Priority Area represented by the Roman road of Watling Street.

The nearby designated and undesignated built heritage assets in the immediate vicinity include the Progress Estate Conservation Area, the Herbert Pavilion (Grade II Listed), Severndroog Castle (Grade II*) and Greenwich Cemetery (a non-designated built heritage asset).


The overall magnitude of impact from the proposed development on designated and non-designated heritage assets in the vicinity of the site was assessed as Slight, reflecting the limited number of heritage assets recorded in the immediate area.