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Gibraltar Barracks Walls and Gates

A Grade II Listed Building in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.2486 / 52°14'54"N

Longitude: 0.6959 / 0°41'45"E

OS Eastings: 584133

OS Northings: 264582

OS Grid: TL841645

Mapcode National: GBR QDS.W7Q

Mapcode Global: VHKD4.0RR2

Entry Name: Gibraltar Barracks Walls and Gates

Listing Date: 14 September 1992

Last Amended: 30 October 1997

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1244844

English Heritage Legacy ID: 467080

Location: Bury St. Edmunds, West Suffolk, Suffolk, IP33

County: Suffolk

District: St. Edmundsbury

Civil Parish: Bury St Edmunds

Built-Up Area: Bury St Edmunds

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Bury St Edmunds All Saints

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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Listing Text


BURY ST EDMUNDS

TL86 OUT RISBYGATE
639-1/13/514 (North side)
14/09/92 Gibraltar Barracks: Walls and Gates
(Formerly Listed as:
OUT RISBYGATE
(North side)
Walls and gates to former Barracks)

GV II

Boundary walls to the south, west and east of the former
Suffolk Localisation depot, (now the Suffolk Regimental
Museum, qv), with entrance gates and low corner turrets. 1878,
by the War Office. Red brick, laid in English Bond, with some
stone details.
The walls are high with a high plinth and a projecting top
with rounded copings. It is divided into narrow bays by sturdy
full height pilasters. Along the south side 2 sections are
rebuilt without any detailing. Where the ground level changes
the wall is stepped at intervals. At the east and west ends of
the south side are low corner turrets, crenellated, with a row
of 3 slit windows along each of the outer faces.
The main entrance to the Barracks on the south side has high,
wide wrought-iron gates flanked by small side gates. The 4
gate piers each have 3 plain stone bands, one above the
plinth, the other 2 below the stone cap, which is square with
chamfered sides. Each pair of gate piers is linked above the
side gates by brickwork, with a stone capping and moulded
head, and carries a stone block, on the left with a shield
dated 1878, and on the right with the interwoven letters VR.
Also painted over the left gate are the almost obliterated
words 'DEPOT SUFFOLK REGIMENT'.
Included as part of a group with the former keep (qv), as
forming the entrance to the depot, now demolished.


Listing NGR: TL8413364582

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

Description


BURY ST EDMUNDS

TL86 OUT RISBYGATE
639-1/13/514 (North side)
14/09/92 Gibraltar Barracks: Walls and Gates
(Formerly Listed as:
OUT RISBYGATE
(North side)
Walls and gates to former Barracks)

GV II

Boundary walls to the south, west and east of the former
Suffolk Localisation depot, (now the Suffolk Regimental
Museum, qv), with entrance gates and low corner turrets. 1878,
by the War Office. Red brick, laid in English Bond, with some
stone details.
The walls are high with a high plinth and a projecting top
with rounded copings. It is divided into narrow bays by sturdy
full height pilasters. Along the south side 2 sections are
rebuilt without any detailing. Where the ground level changes
the wall is stepped at intervals. At the east and west ends of
the south side are low corner turrets, crenellated, with a row
of 3 slit windows along each of the outer faces.
The main entrance to the Barracks on the south side has high,
wide wrought-iron gates flanked by small side gates. The 4
gate piers each have 3 plain stone bands, one above the
plinth, the other 2 below the stone cap, which is square with
chamfered sides. Each pair of gate piers is linked above the
side gates by brickwork, with a stone capping and moulded
head, and carries a stone block, on the left with a shield
dated 1878, and on the right with the interwoven letters VR.
Also painted over the left gate are the almost obliterated
words 'DEPOT SUFFOLK REGIMENT'.
Included as part of a group with the former keep (qv), as
forming the entrance to the depot, now demolished.


Listing NGR: TL8413364582

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