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Guardroom and Adjoining Wall and Towers to Former Hillsborough Barracks

A Grade II Listed Building in Hillsborough, Sheffield

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Latitude: 53.4018 / 53°24'6"N

Longitude: -1.4934 / 1°29'36"W

OS Eastings: 433776

OS Northings: 389557

OS Grid: SK337895

Mapcode National: GBR 9BB.9C

Mapcode Global: WHDDH.1R3H

Plus Code: 9C5WCG24+PJ

Entry Name: Guardroom and Adjoining Wall and Towers to Former Hillsborough Barracks

Listing Date: 12 December 1995

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1271329

English Heritage Legacy ID: 455298

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)
Guardroom & adjoining wall &
12.12.1995 towers to former Hillsborough


Guardroom, now restaurant, and adjoining boundary wall and towers. 1848-54, used as industrial workshops mid C20, converted 1990. Coursed squared stone with ashlar dressings and hipped slate roof with 2 coped ridge stacks. EXTERIOR: Plinth, half-round eaves, coped parapets. 2 storeys; 6 window range. Windows are mainly glazing bar sashes. Front has 6 windows and below, a full-width loggia and balcony with 6 segmental pointed arches and square piers. Coped parapet. Under the loggia, to left, a window flanked by double doors with overlights, and to right, 2 windows and a similar door. Left return has a barred round-headed window above and a blocked door below. Rear has 6 segment-headed cell windows. INTERIOR: Not inspected. SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: Adjoining section of boundary wall, to south-east, has half-round coping. Approx 75m long. At each end, an octagonal crenellated comer tower, 2 storeys, with rifle slits on each floor. Towers contain stone spiral staircases. Attached to the inner face, a similar wall enclosing the guard room yard and storage buildings. Beyond, to north, a lower boundary wall, approx 50m long. HISTORY: The perimeter wall shows the defensible nature of the barracks, built in response to anxiety over civil unrest. One of the earliest instances of historicist, castellated barracks style, following its contextual use at the. Tower of London (1845). Despite conversion, much of the original site survives including the officers' quarters and barracks, stables and riding school, hospital 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: SK3377689557

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