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Latitude: 53.7783 / 53°46'41"N
Longitude: -2.6851 / 2°41'6"W
OS Eastings: 354952
OS Northings: 431545
OS Grid: SD549315
Mapcode National: GBR TD3.S6
Mapcode Global: WH85M.Q9LB
Entry Name: South Perimeter Wall Extending Approximately 50 Metres East from South Entrance, Fulwood Barracks
Listing Date: 29 March 1982
Last Amended: 4 February 1999
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1244770
English Heritage Legacy ID: 472878
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
WATLING STREET ROAD (North side)
South perimeter wall extending approximately 50 metres east from south entrance, Fulwood Barracks
Perimeter wall. 1843-48, by Major T Foster, for the Ordnance Board. Snecked sandstone ashlar. Tall wall with half-round coping extends approximately 50m along S side, including blocked rifle holes giving field of fire up across former central entrance.
HISTORY: the perimeter wall originally had canted E and W sides covered by rifle slots in projecting corners at both ends, and formed a projecting triangle to the entrances in the N and S ends, also covered by rifle slots. An important part of the only example of a defensible barracks in England. The barracks was built in response to anxiety over Chartist agitation. Although sections have been lost, the surviving lengths form an important part of the original plan of the barracks, forming the most complete example in Britain of the late C18 concept of barracks design.
(PSA Drawings Collection, NMR: MCR 58).
Listing NGR: SD5495231545
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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