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Former Forage Barn (Building 6) Higher Barracks

A Grade II Listed Building in Exeter, Devon

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Latitude: 50.7305 / 50°43'49"N

Longitude: -3.5302 / 3°31'48"W

OS Eastings: 292100

OS Northings: 93433

OS Grid: SX921934

Mapcode National: GBR P1.8D3S

Mapcode Global: FRA 37H4.VXT

Plus Code: 9C2RPFJ9+5W

Entry Name: Former Forage Barn (Building 6) Higher Barracks

Listing Date: 8 July 1998

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1109976

English Heritage Legacy ID: 469520

ID on this website: 101109976

Location: St James', Exeter, Devon, EX4

County: Devon

District: Exeter

Electoral Ward/Division: Duryard and St James

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Exeter

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Exeter St David

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Former forage barn, (Building
6), Higher Barracks


Formerly known as: Town Barracks HOWELL ROAD.
Forage barn, now store. 1794, for the Barrack Department. Brick with weatherboarded front, and a slate pyramidal roof Square, single-depth plan. EXTERIOR: 2 storeys; 1-window front range. Weatherboarded front and brick sides, C20 central vehicle doors and small casement window to right of right-hand door. Right-hand return has ground and first-floor window, the latter with C19 metal frame. INTERIOR: has a heavy roof with king post trusses and a wide right-hand side stair with uncut string. HISTORY: Forage barns were important components of cavalry barracks; the only other known examples, more altered than at Exeter, are at Hounslow Barracks, Greater London (qqv). This is a rare component of the least altered example of the cavalry barracks built as part of the first army barrack-building campaign in England, at the start of the Revolutionary War with France.

Listing NGR: SX9210093433

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