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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1135429
English Heritage Legacy ID: 342703
Location: Wakefield, WF8
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
SE 42 SW WAKEFIELD ROAD
(North East side)
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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