The New International Encyclopædia/Woolwich
WOOLWICH, wo͞ol′ĭch or -ĭj. A metropolitan borough of London, England, formerly a town, in Kent, on the Thames, 9 miles east of Saint Paul's Cathedral (Map: London, E 9). The royal arsenal, the largest in Britain, contains war stores and establishments for manufacturing them, comprising three departments called the gun factories, carriage department, and laboratory. The arsenal covers 593 acres and employs over 14,000 men. On the common, south of the town, is the Royal Military Academy for the education of cadets for the artillery and engineers. Population, in 1891, 40,860; in 1901, 41,607.