A description of the offices and posts within the Ordnance Office and related departments.
Lowest-ranking clerical officer of the Civil establishment.
Department responsible for recording the administrative business of central government and for producing official documents on its behalf.
Deputy-head of one of the Ordnance Office departments.
Permanent non-military employees of the Ordnance Office based at the Tower of London Pall Mall Woolwich or at a home or foreign station.
Senior Officer responsible for issuing stores.
Senior Officer responsible for the drawing up and auditing all departmental accounts and drafting contracts.
Salaried official holding a permanent appointment within the Ordnance Office.
Responsible for the facilities and buildings management of Ordnance Office and stores accommodation at Tower.
The monarch’s direct representative at the Tower of London.
Department primarily responsible for collecting royal revenues and auditing financial accounts of royal officials and public servants.
Craftsman responsible for carrying out minor repairs cleaning and oiling firearms.
Principal medieval department responsible for the storage and expenditure of the royal household until the early fourteenth century.
Responsible for domestic management in Ordnance Offices at the Tower and at Pall Mall.
Middle-ranking clerical officer.
Deputy-head of the Ordnance Office and officer responsible for Royal Military Academy and Royal Laboratory.
List of prospective candidates for employment maintained on behalf of the Master General of Ordnance.
Head of the Ordnance Office and commanding officer of the Military Establishment of the Ordnance Office appointed by royal letters patent.
Members of the Royal Artillery Royal Engineers and Gentlemen Cadets (Royal Military Academy).
Responsible for general facilities management in Tower Offices and at Pall Mall.
General support staff assigned to different Ordnance departments.
Responsible for delivering messages between the Tower Pall Mall and other Ordnance Office establishments.
The government department responsible for the supply and procurement of military supplies to British forces and for the construction and maintenance of military establishments in Britain and abroad.
Initially part of the Ordnance Office and based at the Tower of London this department developed from the surveying activities of Royal Engineers and Corps of Military Surveyors in the eighteenth century until it was established as a government department.
Central London location of the Board of Ordnance the Secretary’s department and the department of the Inspector-General of Fortifications.
Senior Officer responsible for managing all stores issuing contracts conducting surveys of stores.
The royal department responsible for storing the monarch’s personal possessions particularly arms armour and other military equipment.
Responsible for the care historic documents of the crown law courts and central government at the Tower of London.
Ordnance establishment located at Woolwich on the south bank of the Thames responsible for developing manufacturing proofing and storing arms and ammunition and educating military cadets.
Ordnance department based at the Royal Arsenal in Woolwich responsible for the production of gun carriages.
Regiment of military engineers formed in 1717 whose commander-in-chief was the Master-General of the Ordnance until the abolition of the Ordnance Office in 1855 when it was fully integrated into British armed forces.
Ordnance department based at the Royal Arsenal in Woolwich responsible for the development and manufacture of ammunition.
Part of the military establishment of the Ordnance Office based at the Royal Arsenal in Woolwich responsible for educating and training gentlemen cadets to become officers of the Royal Artillery or Royal Engineers.
Museum established at the Royal Arsenal in Woolwich in 1778.
Top-ranking clerical officer.
Senior Officer responsible for the quality and efficiency of Ordnance Office supplies of arms and military equipment.
Non-permanent clerical officer and not part of the Civil Establishment.
Senior Officer responsible for Ordnance Office finances until the office was abolished in 1837 and the functions transferred to the Paymaster General’s Office.