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Latitude: 50.7991 / 50°47'56"N
Longitude: -1.1271 / 1°7'37"W
OS Eastings: 461613
OS Northings: 100317
OS Grid: SU616003
Mapcode National: GBR VK9.S2
Mapcode Global: FRA 86JZ.GQC
Plus Code: 9C2WQVXF+M5
Entry Name: Officers' Quarters with Attached Basement Area Railings, St George's Barracks
Listing Date: 20 April 1983
Last Amended: 4 February 1999
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1233897
English Heritage Legacy ID: 409398
Location: Gosport, Hampshire, PO12
Electoral Ward/Division: Christchurch
Built-Up Area: Gosport
Traditional County: Hampshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hampshire
Church of England Parish: Gosport Holy Trinity
Church of England Diocese: Portsmouth
Officers' quarters with attached basement area railings, St George's Barracks
Officers' quarters and attached water tower and railings, disused. 1856-59. Yellow stock brick with lateral stacks and a flat roof. Double-depth axial plan. EXTERIOR: Single storey and basement; 7:8:7-window range. Symmetrical front with a ground-floor band, cornice and parapet; entrances in the ends and dividing the front into 3 sections, have stone surrounds and bracketed cornice, overlights and half glazed doors, front entrances have margin lights, with stairs bridging the basement area. Rubber brick heads to 6/6-pane sashes to both levels. The square water tower to the SW corner stands on round-arches. INTERIOR: contains dogleg stairs from the entrances, with a central passage between rooms, and original joinery, panelled doors and plasterwork. SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: Attached cast-iron railings with panels with diagonal bars to entrance stairs and round basement areas. HISTORY: Contained officers' and servants' rooms, and mess. The barracks were a transit station for infantry built after the Crimean War. They were designed to be bomb-proof, against mortar attack, because of their site just inside the Gosport Lines. This is the only example of this type of barracks in the country, forming a complete group with the Lines earthworks, and marking Gosport's importance in the defences around the Portsmouth dockyard. (Harfield A: The Gosport Barracks, sometimes known as "New Barracks": Gosport: 1988-: 16-21; Plans of the Barracks of England: South Western District: London: 1859-: 8).
Listing NGR: SU5870301371
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