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Somme Barracks and Drill Hall

A Grade II Listed Building in City, Sheffield

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Latitude: 53.3803 / 53°22'48"N

Longitude: -1.4831 / 1°28'59"W

OS Eastings: 434479

OS Northings: 387170

OS Grid: SK344871

Mapcode National: GBR 9DL.J2

Mapcode Global: WHDDP.690G

Plus Code: 9C5W9GJ8+4P

Entry Name: Somme Barracks and Drill Hall

Listing Date: 12 December 1995

Last Amended: 30 July 1999

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1270542

English Heritage Legacy ID: 458434

Location: City, Sheffield, S10

County: Sheffield

Electoral Ward/Division: City

Built-Up Area: Sheffield

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): South Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Sheffield Broomhill St Mark

Church of England Diocese: Sheffield

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Somme Barracks and Drill Hall

Territorial army barracks and drill hall. Dated 1907, altered late C20. Red brick with ashlar dressings and hipped and gabled concrete tile roofs. 2 brick ridge stacks with lozenge-shaped double flues. Tudor Revival style. PLAN: L-shaped barracks with angled corner incorporating entrance, and with attached drill hall to end of left return. EXTERIOR: plinth, impost and sillbands, eaves string course, coped parapet and gables. 2 storeys plus basement and attics; 6 x 9 windows. L-plan with angled corner. Windows are mainly stone cross mullioned with C20 casements, those to the ground floor with segmental heads and linked hoodmoulds. Corner entrance bay has slightly projecting tower porch topped with octagonal corner turrets and ogee domes with ball finials. On the first floor, a 5-light window under a segmental pediment with frieze inscribed "1st. WYRE (Vols)". On either side, a 2-light window. Above, the Royal arms, flanked by single light windows, under a common label mould. Round-arched carriage entrance with voussoirs and keystone. Hood mould carried on banded Doric columns topped with obelisks. Double board doors topped with metal grating. On either side, a small 2-light mullioned window. Left return to West Street, has a gabled central bay with two 3-light windows under segmental pediments, and above, a shallow 4-light window. On either side, a 2-light and a 3-light window. Below, two 3-light windows with between them, a moulded square war memorial panel, 1918. On either side, a 4-light and a 3-light window. Basement has 12 small openings. Attached drill hall shallow hipped roof behind plain parapet. Below, end wall divided into 4 bays by shallow pilasters. Each bay with single upper window with plain stone head and cill, and 3 ground floor windows, similarly detailed. Right return, to Gell Street, has central gable with pedimented 4-light window and above, a shallow 4-light window. On either side, on each floor, a 3-light and a 4-light window. To left, an external side wall quadruple stack, flanked to left by a 3-light window on each floor. To right, a gable with two 3-light windows on each floor, and a smaller window in the gable. Basement has, to left, 6 small openings. INTERIOR not inspected.

Listing NGR: SK3447987170

This List entry has been amended to add sources for War Memorials Online and the War Memorials Register. These sources were not used in the compilation of this List entry but are added here as a guide for further reading, 26 October 2017.

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