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Former Weedon Barracks, Storehouse Number 8

A Grade II* Listed Building in Weedon Bec, Northamptonshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.2304 / 52°13'49"N

Longitude: -1.0847 / 1°5'4"W

OS Eastings: 462610

OS Northings: 259530

OS Grid: SP626595

Mapcode National: GBR 9TW.2LB

Mapcode Global: VHCVM.46XH

Entry Name: Former Weedon Barracks, Storehouse Number 8

Listing Date: 29 April 1987

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1076516

English Heritage Legacy ID: 360831

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

1732/16/185 BRIDGE STREET
29-APR-87 LOWER WEEDON
(West side)
FORMER WEEDON BARRACKS, STOREHOUSE NUM
BER 8

GV II*
Warehouse. 1804-10, and one of an even-numbered group to the south side of the canal. Flemish bond red brick with gauged brick dressings to arches, hipped slate roof replacing M-shaped Welsh roof. Rectangular plan with central vestibule with stairs opening into flanking storerooms. 2 storeys, 11-window range to north 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. 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. Unusual for the survival of its stone cornice and blocking course. Brick parapet. The south elevation is similar but makes use of the fall of the land to accommodate a basement storey; this is treated in a robust classical manner, with grey sandstone vermiculated rustication and semi-circular arches over original nail-studded plank doors beneath louvred tympanae. The centre bay projects, having iron railings that open out to the central loading area. There is a short section of retaining wall, with steps rising to canal basin area, to either end. Interior: basement has brick tunnel vaults to each bay. 3 rows of stop-chamfered timber posts with pillow beams support first floor. 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. This building has the most complete range of surviving features, including pivots for a jig crane and a wall-mounted hydraulic jigger with pulley wheel, from the hydraulic crane system installed on the site c1886.

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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