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Former Hospital (Building 5) Higher Barracks

A Grade II Listed Building in Exeter, Devon

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Latitude: 50.73 / 50°43'47"N

Longitude: -3.5299 / 3°31'47"W

OS Eastings: 292120

OS Northings: 93380

OS Grid: SX921933

Mapcode National: GBR P1.8D64

Mapcode Global: FRA 37H4.W1Y

Plus Code: 9C2RPFHC+X2

Entry Name: Former Hospital (Building 5) Higher Barracks

Listing Date: 8 July 1998

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1109977

English Heritage Legacy ID: 469521

ID on this website: 101109977

Location: 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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(North side)
Former hospital, (Building 5),
Higher Barracks


Formerly known as: Town Barracks HOWELL ROAD.
Hospital, now offices. 1794, for the Barrack Department, extended and altered mid-late C 19. Late Georgian style. Single-depth plan. EXTERIOR: 2 storeys and basement; 9-window range. Front range has a central doorway and rubbed brick flat arches to 6/6-pane sashes each side; left-hand return has a shallow pediment with brick dentil cornice and a louvred oculus, over a 3-window range with blind windows to the front and horned 6/6-pane sashes. A square late C19 2-storey sanitary tower with plat band is attached to the rear left-hand corner by an angled stem with a front entrance. INTERIOR: the ground-floor is divided by a transverse wall with a round arch through, 2 heated first-floor rooms, with a central dogleg stair. HISTORY: originally with 6 wards, a surgery, kitchen, and mortuary to rear, the rear tower is a characteristic mid C19 improvement. One of only three regimental hospitals known to have survived from this period.
Part of the least altered example of the cavalry bat:racks built as part of the first army barrack-building campaign in England, at the start of the Revolutionary War with France.

Listing NGR: SX9212093380

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