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Latitude: 51.7181 / 51°43'5"N
Longitude: -1.9747 / 1°58'28"W
OS Eastings: 401843
OS Northings: 202151
OS Grid: SP018021
Mapcode National: GBR 2PL.CJP
Mapcode Global: VHB2Q.Q2DR
Entry Name: The Old Barracks
Listing Date: 23 July 1971
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1187434
English Heritage Legacy ID: 365197
Location: Cirencester, Cotswold, Gloucestershire, GL7
Civil Parish: Cirencester
Built-Up Area: Cirencester
Traditional County: Gloucestershire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire
Church of England Parish: Cirencester St John the Baptist
Church of England Diocese: Gloucester
SP0102 CECILY HILL
578-1/3/59 (North side)
The Old Barracks
Former armoury, now offices and storage. 1857. Rock faced
snecked limestone with vermiculated dressings; roofing felt on
flat roof. 10 stone ridge and corbelled-out lateral stacks
with moulded stone caps. Building is large mock castle which
breaks forward as square and round towers to left and right;
3-storey square tower with stair turret to centre.
2 storeys and cellar; 9-window range. First floor has 8 groups
of paired and triple lancets with trefoil heads in chamfered
stone surrounds with iron casements under relieving arches;
oriel window with 4 similar lancets to centre. One similar
lancet to second floor of central tower. 17 similar single
lancets to ground floor. Pair of diagonal boarded doors with
decorated strap hinges in chamfered stone surround with
4-centred arched head to centre. Deep battered plinth in
darker grey stone. Moulded stone cornice supported on
brackets; embattled parapet. Bold machicolated embattled
parapet to stair turret on central tower. Arrow slits and
cruciform slits on central tower and stair turret and circular
tower to right.
Rear elevation is similar but basement exposed because of fall
of ground has arcade and windows with elliptically-arched
openings. Probable former ramped approach to double doors on
ground floor now removed.
INTERIOR has undergone C20 alterations; entrance hall has
vaulted ceiling with moulded stone ribs; cast-iron doors to
ground floor corridor and stairs to basement and on first
floor; similar iron shutters to windows in ground floor
corridor and in ground floor room of circular tower. First
floor ceilings of vaulted fire-proof construction. Originally
constructed as the armoury of the Royal North Gloucestershire
(The Buildings of England: David Verey: Gloucestershire: The
Cotswolds: London: 1970-: P 177; Viner DJ: Cirencester As It
Was: Nelson, Lancashire: 1983-: P.22).
Listing NGR: SP0184302151
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