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Officers' Quarters with Attached Basement Area Railings, St George's Barracks

A Grade II Listed Building in Gosport, Hampshire

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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

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1233897

English Heritage Legacy ID: 409398

Location: Gosport, Hampshire, PO12

County: Hampshire

District: Gosport

Town: Gosport

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

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Listing Text

SU 6100
(North side)
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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