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The Armoury

A Grade II Listed Building in Shrewsbury, Shropshire

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Latitude: 52.7095 / 52°42'34"N

Longitude: -2.7589 / 2°45'32"W

OS Eastings: 348821

OS Northings: 312697

OS Grid: SJ488126

Mapcode National: GBR BJ.27H8

Mapcode Global: WH8BT.L5F4

Plus Code: 9C4VP65R+RC

Entry Name: The Armoury

Listing Date: 27 January 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1254936

English Heritage Legacy ID: 458392

Location: Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY1

County: Shropshire

Civil Parish: Shrewsbury

Built-Up Area: Shrewsbury

Traditional County: Shropshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Shropshire

Church of England Parish: Shrewsbury St Chad

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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This List entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 04/07/2019

SJ 4812 NE

VICTORIA AVENUE (south side),
The Armoury

(Formerly listed as Former Bakery, VICTORIA AVENUE, previously listed as Bakery)


Former barracks, later rebuilt as a bakery and renovated in 1995 as a public house. Originally built 1806 as barracks by James Wyatt for Shrewsbury Armoury, on a site adjacent to London Road, and moved to this location and rebuilt as bakery 1922. Brick on stone plinth with Welsh slate roof.

Two storeys, ten bays articulated by full-height pilasters, the outer bays advanced. Lower windows have round-arched fine gauged brick heads, flat-arched brick heads above. Lower windows of outer bays have flat-arched heads stepped to suggest voussoirs. Stone sills of upper windows from string course interrupted by pilasters. Overhanging eaves, the plain cornice continuing across gables as a pediment.

Narrow two window infill range links with two storey house or office block to right: two twelve-pane sash windows on each floor, the lower windows now blocked with flat-arched gauged brick heads. Stone plinth and continuous stone sill band to first floor windows. Plain overhanging eaves to hipped roof with end wall stack.

Listing NGR: SJ4882112697

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