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South Perimeter Wall Extending Approximately 50 Metres East from South Entrance, Fulwood Barracks

A Grade II Listed Building in Preston, Lancashire

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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

Plus Code: 9C5VQ8H7+8X

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

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1244770

English Heritage Legacy ID: 472878

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


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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