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Former North Guard House and Attached Wall to North West, Fenham Barracks

A Grade II Listed Building in Wingrove, Newcastle upon Tyne

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Latitude: 54.979 / 54°58'44"N

Longitude: -1.6321 / 1°37'55"W

OS Eastings: 423645

OS Northings: 564992

OS Grid: NZ236649

Mapcode National: GBR SLL.79

Mapcode Global: WHC3Q.W3ZW

Plus Code: 9C6WX9H9+H5

Entry Name: Former North Guard House and Attached Wall to North West, Fenham Barracks

Listing Date: 17 December 1971

Last Amended: 4 February 1999

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1024950

English Heritage Legacy ID: 304381

ID on this website: 101024950

Location: Arthur's Hill, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE4

County: Newcastle upon Tyne

Electoral Ward/Division: Wingrove

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Newcastle upon Tyne

Traditional County: Northumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Tyne and Wear

Church of England Parish: Newcastle St Andrew

Church of England Diocese: Newcastle

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Former N guard house and attached wall to north-west, Fenham Barracks


Barrack guard house and office, later restaurant, disused at time of inspection. 1804-06, by James Wyatt, Surveyor General to the Ordnance Board, restaurant 1970-90. Brown sandstone ashlar guard house with ashlar gable stacks, rear brick block, with slate hipped and gabled roof. Single-depth plan with offices to the left. EXTERIOR: Single storey; windowless street front, 9-window rear office elevation. Guard house gable has a coped pediment with raised comer blocks, a central raised round-headed niche in a blind recess beneath an overhanging blind oriel on moulded stone brackets, rising to the top of the pediment, and containing 3 rifle slots beneath a blind lunette; 4 courses from the ground the quoins are replaced by wide cast-iron blocks. To the left a coped wall with flat-headed opening and rusticated pier to former barracks entrance; Brick block has flat-headed openings, boarded at time of survey (1994). INTERIOR: Not inspected. SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: Attached former barracks wall with flat coping, forming the front wall to the office, extends approximately 100m to the north-west. HISTORY: The Ordnance Board were responsible for Artillery barracks during the Napoleonic War. One of a pair of striking and unusual guard houses to Fenham Artillery Barracks, connected by a late C20 glazed archway to the gateway (not of special interest), and part of a group with the former sergeants' messes (qqv). (Mackenzie: History of Newcastle: 1827-: 710; Archaeologia Aeliana, 5th series: Breihan J: Army Barracks in the NE in the Era of the French Revolution: 1990-: 171).

Listing NGR: NZ2364564992

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