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Former Cavalry Barracks (Building 57), Fulwood Barracks

A Grade II Listed Building in Fulwood, Lancashire

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Latitude: 53.7804 / 53°46'49"N

Longitude: -2.6859 / 2°41'9"W

OS Eastings: 354896

OS Northings: 431786

OS Grid: SD548317

Mapcode National: GBR TCZ.FW

Mapcode Global: WH85M.Q75P

Plus Code: 9C5VQ8J7+5J

Entry Name: Former Cavalry Barracks (Building 57), Fulwood Barracks

Listing Date: 29 March 1982

Last Amended: 4 February 1999

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1244761

English Heritage Legacy ID: 472869

Location: Garrison, Preston, Lancashire, PR2

County: Lancashire

Electoral Ward/Division: Garrison

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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1023/7/10011 Former Cavalry barracks (Building 57), Fulwood Barracks


Cavalry barrack. 1842-48, by Major T Foster RE, for the Ordnance Board. Rock-faced sandstone ashlar with ashlar cross-axial ridge stacks and slate roof Late Georgian style. Single-depth plan.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys; 28-window range. Long range of uneven 7:7:7:7-window sections divided by coped party walls with a ridge stack, each with a pair of central ridge stacks, 1-window ends slightly recessed. Outer sections have plain ashlar surrounds to doorways 4 bays from the ends with mid C20 doors; original doorways, with canted lintels inscribed from 1-12 from the S gable, to front and rear elevations replaced by windows, end flat-headed and inner segmental-arched windows with 6/6-pane sashes, most replaced by matching late C20 top-hung casements. In the centre of the ground floor are 6 small inserted mid C20 windows, probably in a formerly blind wall; tethering hooks survive. 3-window end gables with matching blocked doorways, and similar rear elevation, which has 2 mid C20 entrance towers.
INTERIOR: not inspected, but reported to have dogleg stairs from the entrances with metal balusters.
HISTORY: one of a matching pair of barracks on either side of Cavalry Square, for either a squadron of cavalry or a demi-battalion of artillery. The central section probably contained stables, with first-floor troops rooms. The barracks was built in response to anxiety over Chartist agitation. Although the south-east barrack range has been lost, the original plan of two parade squares within a defensible perimeter wall is substantially intact, making Fulwood the most complete example in England of the late C18 concept of barracks.
(PSA Drawings Collection, NMR: MCR 58).

Listing NGR: SD5489631786

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