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Former Armoury, Fulwood Barracks

A Grade II Listed Building in Preston, Lancashire

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Latitude: 53.7785 / 53°46'42"N

Longitude: -2.6851 / 2°41'6"W

OS Eastings: 354950

OS Northings: 431565

OS Grid: SD549315

Mapcode National: GBR TD3.S4

Mapcode Global: WH85M.Q9L6

Plus Code: 9C5VQ8H7+9X

Entry Name: Former Armoury, Fulwood Barracks

Listing Date: 29 March 1982

Last Amended: 4 February 1999

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1244758

English Heritage Legacy ID: 472867

ID on this website: 101244758

Location: Holme Slack, Preston, Lancashire, PR2

County: Lancashire

District: Preston

Electoral Ward/Division: Garrison

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Fulwood

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire

Church of England Parish: Fulwood Christ Church

Church of England Diocese: Blackburn

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1023/7/10004 Former Armoury, Fulwood Barracks


Detention block, now armoury. 1842-1848, Major T Foster RE, for the Ordnance Board. Sandstone ashlar with ashlar right-hand end and front lateral stacks and slate roof. Single-depth plan with rear right-hand projection.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys; 7-window range. Entrance front has a doorway 2 bays from the right with a plain surround with steps up to a C20 door with blocked overlight; 2 small left-hand and a larger right-hand window blocked, and flat-headed first-floor 6/6-pane sashes. Rear has shallow 1-window projection with blocked doorway, and a range of small cell windows, 6 on the ground floor with a window to the left all blocked, 7 on the first floor with small panes, and a left-hand 6/6-pane sash. The left-hand return has steps up to a first-floor C20 door, the right-hand return has a lower projection with raking roof and steps up to a C20 door.
INTERIOR: not inspected.
HISTORY: the barracks was built in response to anxiety over Chartist agitation. Although the south-east range has been lost, the original plan of 2 parade squares within a fortified perimeter wall is substantially intact, making Fulwood the most complete surviving example in England of the late eighteenth century concept of barrack design.
(PSA Drawings Collection, NMR: MCR 58).

Listing NGR: SD5495031565

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