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The Barracks Public House

A Grade II Listed Building in Pontefract, Wakefield

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Latitude: 53.6854 / 53°41'7"N

Longitude: -1.3262 / 1°19'34"W

OS Eastings: 444596

OS Northings: 421202

OS Grid: SE445212

Mapcode National: GBR MT5T.PM

Mapcode Global: WHDC6.LMPL

Entry Name: The Barracks Public House

Listing Date: 15 November 1988

Last Amended: 4 February 1999

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1135429

English Heritage Legacy ID: 342703

Location: Wakefield, WF8

County: Wakefield

Electoral Ward/Division: Pontefract North

Built-Up Area: Pontefract

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Pontefract St Giles with St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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Listing Text

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1282-012/64 The Barracks Public House


Armoury, guard house and store, now public house. 1878, designed at the War Office by Major HC Seddon PE; extended at rear mid C20. Brick with black brick dressings and flat ashlar roof Fortress Gothic Revival style. Square plan with corner stair towers to front and central rear. EXTERIOR: 3 storeys, 4-storey tower; 3:6:3-window range. Battered plinth, black bands to cills and heads, cornice and crenellated parapet; segmental-arched heads to metal-framed windows. Towers have sunken panels beneath pseudo-machicolations and a cornice, with taller top section with raised corners; rear corners raised, and rear C20 tower with plain top. INTERIOR: Has a fireproof interior of cast-iron columns to jack arches, and winder stairs. HISTORY: The Keep was a secure armoury, store, and lock-up, and was the characteristic building of the Localisation depots. They were part of the Cardwell reforms, which redistributed barracks around the country to encourage local connections and assist
recruitment. With the matching example at Bury St Edmunds, one of only ten surviving examples of this important symbolic building. (Watson Colonel Sir H M: History of the Corps of Royal Engineers: Chatham: 1954-: 157-160).

Listing NGR: SE4459621202

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