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Gateway and Two Flanking Guardrooms to Former Willems Barracks

A Grade II Listed Building in Aldershot, Hampshire

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Latitude: 51.251 / 51°15'3"N

Longitude: -0.7776 / 0°46'39"W

OS Eastings: 485407

OS Northings: 150918

OS Grid: SU854509

Mapcode National: GBR D9R.G77

Mapcode Global: VHDXW.GTRB

Entry Name: Gateway and Two Flanking Guardrooms to Former Willems Barracks

Listing Date: 9 June 1982

Last Amended: 4 February 1999

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1092631

English Heritage Legacy ID: 137846

Location: Rushmoor, Hampshire, GU11

County: Hampshire

Electoral Ward/Division: Wellington

Built-Up Area: Aldershot

Traditional County: Hampshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hampshire

Church of England Parish: Aldershot St Michael the Archangel

Church of England Diocese: Guildford

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Listing Text

SU 85 SE
(East side)
Gateway and 2 flanking
guardrooms to former
Willems Barracks


Guard rooms and gateway to cavalry barracks; disused. Dated 1856. Yellow stock brick with Portland stone and rubbed brick dressings, and slate roof Sinffic-depth plan guardrooms on opposite sides of paved area, connected by entrance gate. EXTERIOR: single-storey 5-bay guardrooms with 2-window street gables. 2 pairs of square piers with plinths and stone caps with shallow brackets, with mid C20 metal gates, and outer flat-headed wickets within segmental-arches containing stone panels, that to the left with VP, in raised letters surrounded by oak leaves over WEST CAVALRY BARRACKS, and to the right a similar panel inscribed ERECTED 1856. Short walls connect piers with the guardrooms, which have outer pilasters as the piers to coped gables, over rusticated segmental arched sunken panels containing 2 small seginental-arched 4/4-pane sashes. Opposite gables have brick dentil cornice, 3 sunken panels and a lunette. Inner sides of guardroorm have three 6/6-pane sashes, and panelled doors either side of the inner window, with a cast-iron verandah of 6 elliptical arches on thin octagonal posts xvith open spandrels. Rear of paved area closed by late C20 walls and railings. INTERIOR: not inspected. HISTORY: formed the entrance to the west or Willems Cavalry Barracks (demolished), a pair with the entrance to the Beaumont Barracks (qv). This was a wholly new concept in barracks planning, part of one of the original three permanent cavalry barracks built as the Wellington Lines at Aldershot. (Childerhouse T: Military Aldershot, the first fifty years: London: 1990-).

Listing NGR: SU8494650853

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

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