"or what did Sir Thomas think of Woolwich?"
'Woolwich Dockyard' (1790)
Public Domain'Woolwich Dockyard' (1790) - Credit: Nicholas Pocock

 Woolwich is a district of south London situated in the London Borough of Greenwich. Until the late 19th century it was part of Kent. In the time of Mansfield Park, it was the home of the Woolwich Dockyard, the Royal Arsenal, the Royal Military Academy and the Royal Horse Artillery. Lady Bertram's sister may have had some, or all, of these institutions in mind when speculating on possible openings for her son.