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Barrack Block (Building 61), Jellalabad Barracks

A Grade II Listed Building in Tidworth, Wiltshire

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Latitude: 51.2328 / 51°13'57"N

Longitude: -1.6722 / 1°40'19"W

OS Eastings: 422985

OS Northings: 148226

OS Grid: SU229482

Mapcode National: GBR 60S.Q1G

Mapcode Global: VHC2N.Y8VT

Plus Code: 9C3W68MH+44

Entry Name: Barrack Block (Building 61), Jellalabad Barracks

Listing Date: 29 May 1990

Last Amended: 15 March 1999

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1244724

English Heritage Legacy ID: 472918

ID on this website: 101244724

Location: Tidworth Camp, Wiltshire, SP9

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Tidworth

Built-Up Area: Tidworth

Traditional County: Hampshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

Church of England Parish: TidworthHoly Trinity

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Barrack block (Building 61), Jellalabad Barracks


Formerly listed in the Borough of Test Valley, Hampshire.
Barrack block. c1905. Brick with rubbed brick dressings, brick ridge stacks and slate roof. Single-depth plan with 2 attached front towers with NCO rooms and stores.

EXTERIOR: 2 storeys; 7:7:7:7-window range. Symmetrical range has coped fire walls, dividing four sections, each with central double doorway with boarded door, and segmental-arched paired 2/2-pane sashes with an overlight. Full length cast-iron 2-storey verandah has first-floor railings with diagonal bars. Pairs of sections have 2-storey square storage towers, connected by bridges to the first floor above external dogleg stairs, and with 2 rear 6/6-pane sashes to each floor. Rear has 2 ablution blocks.

INTERIOR: Not inspected but noted as having entrances leading to through passages between barrack rooms.

HISTORY: Tidworth was built after Salisbury Plain was purchased by the army for large-scale training manoeuvres. One of four identical double company blocks each with six 12-man rooms, symmetrically arranged, and forming part of a battalion unit within Tidworth Barracks. Included as an example of an important type of standardised barracks design.

Listing NGR: SU2298548225

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