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Central Stable Block to Former Hillsborough Barracks

A Grade II Listed Building in Hillsborough, Sheffield

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Latitude: 53.4021 / 53°24'7"N

Longitude: -1.4948 / 1°29'41"W

OS Eastings: 433684

OS Northings: 389598

OS Grid: SK336895

Mapcode National: GBR 9BB.07

Mapcode Global: WHDDH.0RG6

Plus Code: 9C5WCG24+V3

Entry Name: Central Stable Block to Former Hillsborough Barracks

Listing Date: 12 December 1995

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1246504

English Heritage Legacy ID: 455297

Location: Hillsborough, Sheffield, S6

County: Sheffield

Electoral Ward/Division: Hillsborough

Built-Up Area: Sheffield

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): South Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Owlerton St John the Baptist

Church of England Diocese: Sheffield

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(North East side)
Central stable block to
former Hillsborough Barracks


Stable block, now supermarket. 1848-54, used as industrial workshops mid C20, converted and altered 1990. Coursed squared stone with ashlar dressings and hipped slate roofs. Castellated Gothic Revival style. Rectangular plan, formerly with central parade ground. EXTERIOR: Plinth, first floor band and sillband, half -round moulded eaves. 2 storeys; 27 window range arranged 10: 7: 10. Windows are mainly late C20 glazing bar sashes. Projecting central entrance block has coped parapet and octagonal corner towers, and is topped with a taller octagonal clock tower. All the towers have crenellated parapets. 5 windows, and below, segment-arched carriage opening flanked by 2 windows. Corner towers have a single window above and a door below. Flanking ranges have 4 windows, then a loft door, then 4 more windows, then a loft door at the end of the block. Below, 6 doors alternating with 7 small segment-headed glazing bar stable windows. Rear elevation of similar design, with blocked central carriage opening. Right return has coped parapet and regular fenestration, mostly blank. INTERIOR: Not inspected. HISTOR y : Hillsborough was built in response to anxiety over civil unrest. The large stable area included fodder stores over the stables. This is one of the earliest examples of historicist, castellated barracks style, following the contextual example of the Tower of London (1845). Despite conversion, much of the original site survives, including the barracks, officers' quarters, hospital, riding
school, guard house and magazine (qqv) .(The Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Yorkshire: The West Riding: London: 1967-: 472; Skeleton record plan of ground floor: 1907-1923).

Listing NGR: SK3368489598

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