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The Barracks

A Grade II Listed Building in Modbury, Devon

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Latitude: 50.3536 / 50°21'12"N

Longitude: -3.8892 / 3°53'21"W

OS Eastings: 265696

OS Northings: 52116

OS Grid: SX656521

Mapcode National: GBR Q9.78NX

Mapcode Global: FRA 28R3.DMY

Entry Name: The Barracks

Listing Date: 11 September 1981

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1108079

English Heritage Legacy ID: 99657

Location: Modbury, South Hams, Devon, PL21

County: Devon

District: South Hams

Civil Parish: Modbury

Built-Up Area: Modbury

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Modbury St George

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

SX 65 SE
(west side)
The Barracks

- II

Former infantry barracks, with gatehouses. 1794. Rubble stone walls varying
from 2 m to 3 m in height and enclosing a long rectangular opening narrowing to
a rounded point at the north end. Wall fairly continuous, at south end to
Barrack Road has pair of lodges in one storey with hipped slate roofs, 2 blank
segmental-headed recesses to cills to each, and flanky square piers to pair of
wood gates. South wall is mainly lower than remainder and has large opening,
about 8 metres wide, at centre. The south west corner contains an L-plan one
storey house with hipped slate roofs, modified in the C20, but important to hold
the corner of the enclosure. On the west side are four large external square
buttresses with a further 2 near the south end of the walling. These Napoleonic
barracks, or more probably an enclosed camping ground, now (1987) filled with
new housing, but the containing wall is reasonably complete, and is an important
historical reminders to the town.

Listing NGR: SX6569652116

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

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