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Former Infantry Barracks, Fulwood Barracks

A Grade II Listed Building in Fulwood, Lancashire

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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

Plus Code: 9C5VQ8H7+J2

Entry Name: Former Infantry Barracks, Fulwood Barracks

Listing Date: 29 March 1982

Last Amended: 4 February 1999

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1244763

English Heritage Legacy ID: 472871

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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Listing Text

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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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