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Latitude: 53.4008 / 53°24'2"N
Longitude: -1.4944 / 1°29'39"W
OS Eastings: 433711
OS Northings: 389446
OS Grid: SK337894
Mapcode National: GBR 9BB.3Q
Mapcode Global: WHDDH.0SN8
Entry Name: Boundary Wall and Corner Towers South East Section to Former Hillsborough Barracks
Listing Date: 12 December 1995
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1271328
English Heritage Legacy ID: 455295
Location: Sheffield, S6
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
SK 38 NW SHEFFIELD LANGSETT ROAD
(North East side)
Boundary wall and corner
towers SE section to former
Boundary wall and comer towers to former barracks, with remains of adjoining service buildings. 1848-54, with mid and late C20 alterations. Coursed squared stone with ashlar dressings and slate roofs. Slightly battered wall with half-round coping. At the west end, adjoining the Langsett Road entrance, an octagonal crenellated tower, 2 storeys, with rifle slits on each floor. T o east, a rectangular projection enclosing the barrack store, with a similar tower in the centre of the long side. Approx 300m long. On the inner side, remains of single storey service buildings, some partly demolished. Towers contain stone spiral stairs. HISTOR Y: Built as a defensible barracks due to anxiety over civil unrest. One of the earliest instances of historicist barracks style, following the contextual Tower of London Barracks, (1845). Despite conversion, much of the original site survives, including barracks, stables, magazine and guard house (qqv). (The Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Yorkshire: The West Riding: London: 1967-: 472; Skeleton record plan of ground floor: 1907-1923).
Listing NGR: SK3371189446
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