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Former South East Gunners Barracks (Building 1), Wyvern Barracks

A Grade II Listed Building in Exeter, Devon

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Latitude: 50.7105 / 50°42'37"N

Longitude: -3.5116 / 3°30'41"W

OS Eastings: 293366

OS Northings: 91190

OS Grid: SX933911

Mapcode National: GBR P1.9Z03

Mapcode Global: FRA 37J6.HR6

Plus Code: 9C2RPF6Q+69

Entry Name: Former South East Gunners Barracks (Building 1), Wyvern Barracks

Listing Date: 8 July 1998

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1109981

English Heritage Legacy ID: 469525

ID on this website: 101109981

Location: St Leonard's, Exeter, Devon, EX2

County: Devon

District: Exeter

Electoral Ward/Division: Priory

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Exeter

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Heavitree St Michael and All Angels

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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TOPSHAM ROAD (North side),
Former SE Gunners' barracks (Building 1), Wyvern Barracks


Formerly known as: Topsham barracks TOPSHAM ROAD.
Artillery gunner's barracks, now barracks and offices. 1806, by James Wyatt for the Ordnance Board. Rendered brick with slate hipped roof. Single-depth plan. EXTERIOR: 2-storey; 7 -window range. Plain front facing former square with a doorway 3 windows from the Wend with a plate-glass overlight and C20 door; 6/6-pane ground-floor and 8/8-pane first-floor sashes, earlier ones without horns; similar opposite side. The brick inner return to the former main entrance has a central doorway with sashes either side and above, and a C20 verandah. INTERIOR: altered mid C20; dogleg stairs lead from entrance. HISTORY: one of a pair of barracks for RA gunner/drivers, with Building 11 (qv), which formed the S perimeter to the former Artillery barracks. Originally L-shaped with an officers' section flanking the entrance, now demolished. Although altered, it is included as part of the most complete small artillery barracks of the Napoleonic War , defining with the former Officer's range opposite (qv) the central parade square and the original layout of the barracks. (Transactions of the Devon Association for Advancement of Science: Breihall Professor J: Army Barracks in Devon during the Revolutionary & Napoleonic War: 1990-: 150;James Colonel H: Plan of Artillery barracks Exeter: 1813-1866).

Listing NGR: SX9336691190

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