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Officers Mess to Former Wellesley Barracks

A Grade II Listed Building in Halifax, Calderdale

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.7236 / 53°43'25"N

Longitude: -1.8947 / 1°53'40"W

OS Eastings: 407045

OS Northings: 425250

OS Grid: SE070252

Mapcode National: GBR HT6C.LX

Mapcode Global: WHB8G.VNYR

Entry Name: Officers Mess to Former Wellesley Barracks

Listing Date: 23 January 2001

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1246202

English Heritage Legacy ID: 487426

Location: Calderdale, HX2

County: Calderdale

Electoral Ward/Division: Warley

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Halifax

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Mount Pellon Christ Church

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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Listing Text


SE 02 NE GIBBET STREET
679/4/10287 (North,off)
23-JAN-01 Officers Mess to former Wellesley Barr
acks

GV II

Also Known As: Office at Wellesley Park, GIBBET STREET

Officers' mess, now offices. 1875. Designed by Royal Engineer's architect. Coursed and dressed stone with ashlar dressings. Slate roofs with 5 ridge stacks and a single gable stack, raised coped gables with kneelers. Chamfered plinth and quoins. 2 storey.
Main east fa?ade has very irregular fenestration and Gothic Revival style detailing. Projecting off-centre porch with pointed arches supported on bold circular columns with foliate capitals and a hipped slate roof. Inner doorway has chamfered surround and C20 door. Above are 2 small sash windows. To left a slightly projecting gable with 2 large cross mullion windows on the ground floor and 3 sashes under a single pointed relieving arch above, beyond a single storey projecting wing with canted bay front with cross mullion windows. To right single sash, then a pair of sashes on both floors, beyond a slightly projecting gable with 3 sashes below and 2 sashes above. Another pair of sashes then a single sash on both floors with slightly projecting gable end with 3 sashes below and 3 tall narrow sashes above under a Gothic relieving arch.
Small gabled porch projects from right return with moulded doorway under segment head.
This barracks complex was opened in 1877 as the recruitment and infantry training depot for the Duke of Wellington's (West Yorkshire) Regiment, known as the 'Dukes'.


Listing NGR: SE0704125242

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

Description


SE 02 NE
679/4/10287
23-JAN-01

GIBBET STREET
(North,off)
Officers Mess to former Wellesley Barracks

GV
II

Also Known As: Office at Wellesley Park, GIBBET STREET

Officers' mess, now offices. 1875. Designed by Royal Engineer's architect. Coursed and dressed stone with ashlar dressings. Slate roofs with 5 ridge stacks and a single gable stack, raised coped gables with kneelers. Chamfered plinth and quoins. 2 storey.
Main east fa?ade has very irregular fenestration and Gothic Revival style detailing. Projecting off-centre porch with pointed arches supported on bold circular columns with foliate capitals and a hipped slate roof. Inner doorway has chamfered surround and C20 door. Above are 2 small sash windows. To left a slightly projecting gable with 2 large cross mullion windows on the ground floor and 3 sashes under a single pointed relieving arch above, beyond a single storey projecting wing with canted bay front with cross mullion windows. To right single sash, then a pair of sashes on both floors, beyond a slightly projecting gable with 3 sashes below and 2 sashes above. Another pair of sashes then a single sash on both floors with slightly projecting gable end with 3 sashes below and 3 tall narrow sashes above under a Gothic relieving arch.
Small gabled porch projects from right return with moulded doorway under segment head.
This barracks complex was opened in 1877 as the recruitment and infantry training depot for the Duke of Wellington's (West Yorkshire) Regiment, known as the 'Dukes'.

Listing NGR: SE0704525250

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