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Former South Guard House and Attached Wall to South East, Fenham Barracks

A Grade II Listed Building in Wingrove, Newcastle upon Tyne

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Latitude: 54.979 / 54°58'44"N

Longitude: -1.632 / 1°37'55"W

OS Eastings: 423652

OS Northings: 564998

OS Grid: NZ236649

Mapcode National: GBR SLL.XT

Mapcode Global: WHC3Q.X31T

Plus Code: 9C6WX9H9+J6

Entry Name: Former South Guard House and Attached Wall to South East, Fenham Barracks

Listing Date: 17 December 1971

Last Amended: 4 February 1999

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1244726

English Heritage Legacy ID: 472920

Location: Arthur's Hill, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2

County: Newcastle upon Tyne

Electoral Ward/Division: Wingrove

Built-Up Area: Newcastle upon Tyne

Traditional County: Northumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Tyne and Wear

Church of England Parish: Newcastle St Andrew

Church of England Diocese: Newcastle

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Listing Text

NZ 26 NW
(North East side
Former S guard house and attached wall to south-east, Fenham Barracks


Former barrack guard house and office; restaurant, now disused. 1804-06, by James Wyatt, Surveyor General to the Ordnance Board, restaurant 1970-90. Brown sandstone ashlar guard house with ashlar gable stacks, rear brick block, with slate hipped and gabled roof. Single-depth plan with offices to the left. EXTERIOR: Single storey; windowless street front, 9-window rear office elevation. Guard house gable has a coped pediment with raised corner blocks, a central raised round-headed niche in a blind recess beneath an overhanging blind oriel on moulded stone brackets, rising to the top of the pediment, and containing 3 rifle slots beneath a blind lunette; 4 courses from the ground the quoins are replaced by wide cast-iron blocks. To the right a coped wall with flat-headed opening and rusticated pier to former barracks entrance. Brick block has flat-headed openings, boarded at time of survey (1994). INTERIOR: Not inspected. SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: Attached former barracks wall with flat coping, forms the front wall to the office, and extends approximately 400 metres to the south-east, north-east, and north-west, enclosing the south-east end of the former barracks. HISTORY: The Ordnance Board were responsible for Artillery barracks during the Napoleonic War. One of a pair of striking and unusual guard houses to Fenham Artillery Barracks, connected by a late C20 glazed archway to the gateway (not of special interest), and part of a group with the former officers' and sergeants' messes (qqv). The Barracks wall attached to Fenham Barracks East Lodge was listed on 30/03/87. (Archaeologia Aeliana, 5th series: Breihan J: Army Barracks in the NE in the Era of the French Revolution: 1990-: 171).

Listing NGR: NZ2365264998

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