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Former Weedon Barracks, Outer Wall and North West Bastion

A Grade II* Listed Building in Weedon Bec, Northamptonshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.2312 / 52°13'52"N

Longitude: -1.0858 / 1°5'8"W

OS Eastings: 462534

OS Northings: 259617

OS Grid: SP625596

Mapcode National: GBR 9TW.298

Mapcode Global: VHCVM.45BW

Entry Name: Former Weedon Barracks, Outer Wall and North West Bastion

Listing Date: 6 August 1982

Last Amended: 29 April 1987

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1076512

English Heritage Legacy ID: 360818

Location: Weedon Bec, Daventry, Northamptonshire, NN7

County: Northamptonshire

District: Daventry

Civil Parish: Weedon Bec

Built-Up Area: Weedon Bec

Traditional County: Northamptonshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northamptonshire

Church of England Parish: Weedon Bec St Peter and St Paul

Church of England Diocese: Peterborough

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Listing Text

WEEDEN BEC

1732/16/172 BRIDGE STREET
06-AUG-82 LOWER WEEDON
(West side)
FORMER WEEDON BARRACKS, OUTER WALL AND
NORTH WEST BASTION

(Formerly listed as:
BRIDGE STREET
LOWER WEEDON
ENCLOSURE WALLS AND BASTIONS)

GV II*
Enclosure walls and north-west bastion, for perimeter security of the site. 1804-10. Red brick in Flemish bond, with stone coping to NE bastion. Ten casemates built in groups of four and six along each side of the angle formed by the corner of the perimeter wall, these including a casemate at each end (probably for storage of artillery pieces) that flank a wall that spans the angle and is pierced by a central segmental-arched entrance. Semi-circular vaults to casemates, which are surmounted by bomb-proof layer of sand and gravel capped by a layer of bricks and finally a stone-flag walkway, which has low parapet with stone coping and is accessed by ramps with stone-paved stairs. Pintle hinges and fittings for doors. Square concrete base in corner for anti-aircraft machine guns installed early in World War II. Loopholes, which are probably later insertions ordered in 1831, enlarged in late C19. Perimeter wall that extended to meet West Lodge has been demolished, that to E extending to meet a late C19 storehouse (not included) that on the E side is attached to a short length of perimeter wall and the NE bastion (qv).

Part of a unique planned military-industrial complex, complete with its own defensible transport system and surrounding walls. For full details see description of Storehouse No 2.

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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