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Former Weedon Barracks, Storehouse Number 5

A Grade II* Listed Building in Weedon Bec, Northamptonshire

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Latitude: 52.2309 / 52°13'51"N

Longitude: -1.0837 / 1°5'1"W

OS Eastings: 462680

OS Northings: 259589

OS Grid: SP626595

Mapcode National: GBR 9TW.2TT

Mapcode Global: VHCVM.56G3

Plus Code: 9C4W6WJ8+9G

Entry Name: Former Weedon Barracks, Storehouse Number 5

Listing Date: 29 April 1987

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1076514

English Heritage Legacy ID: 360826

Location: Weedon Bec, West Northamptonshire, Northamptonshire, NN7

County: Northamptonshire

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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1732/16/180 BRIDGE STREET
(West side)

Warehouse. 1804-10, and one of an odd-numbered group to the north of the canal. Converted into the Governor's Quarters of the military prison in 1844/5, most of the additions for which were demolished by 1899. Flemish bond red brick with gauged brick dressings to arches, hipped corrugated asbestos roof replacing M-shaped Welsh roof, mid C19 brick stacks (added for prison staff). Rectangular plan with central vestibule with stairs opening into flanking storerooms. 2 storeys, 11-window range to south elevation facing canal. Central doors with 12-panel double-leaf doors flanked by stone pilasters supporting Doric entablature with cambered arches over tripartite sash windows above. Similar wider blocked doorways either end, with similar windows above, the panelled douible-leaf doors surviving to the right (east) gable end. Semi-circular arched ground-floor windows, being 2-light wooden casements of late C19 date, set in semi-circular arched recesses. Late C19 horned 6/6-pane sashes to first floor. Centre and ends project slightly. Plinth and first-floor string course. Mid C19 addition to left (west) gable end, of 2 storeys and single bay with similar sash windows (built to house stairs that accessed rooms for prison personnel), blocked doorway to front and further mid C20 addition to front. Interior: first floor supported by 3 rows of chamfered timber posts with pillow beams. Steel trusses of 1938, when roofs remodelled. Open string staircase with chamfered and scroll-stopped newels, diamond-set balusters and moulded handrail. Semi-circular arched doorways, set in semi-circular arched recesses, provide access to storerooms.

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.

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