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Latitude: 53.7791 / 53°46'44"N
Longitude: -2.6875 / 2°41'14"W
OS Eastings: 354795
OS Northings: 431637
OS Grid: SD547316
Mapcode National: GBR TCR.8S
Mapcode Global: WH85M.P8GQ
Entry Name: Former Infantry Barracks, Fulwood Barracks
Listing Date: 29 March 1982
Last Amended: 4 February 1999
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1244763
English Heritage Legacy ID: 472871
Location: Preston, Lancashire, PR2
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
SD53SW FULWOOD WATLING STREET ROAD
1023/7/10010 Former Infantry Barracks, Fulwood Barracks
Infantry barracks, now offices and barracks. 1842-1848, 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; 38-window range. Long range with similar rear elevation and coped end gables, divided into six 5-window sections with central entrances and 4-window end sections with entrances toward the ends; plain ashlar surrounds to mostly altered doorways, steps up to mid-late C20 doors, and 6/6-pane sashes, many replaced by matching top-hung casements, and with a smaller window over the doorways.
INTERIOR: altered mid-late C20 conversion to offices.
HISTORY: designed as one of two barracks for an infantry battalion, the other on the opposite side of the former parade ground now demolished. The barracks was built in response to anxiety over Chartist agitation. Although this has been lost, the original barracks plan of two parade squares within a defensible perimeter wall is substantially intact, making Fulwood the most complete surviving example in England of the late C18 concept of barracks design.
(PSA Drawings Collection, NMR: MCR 58).
Listing NGR: SD5479531637
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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