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Latitude: 53.2536 / 53°15'13"N
Longitude: -2.1373 / 2°8'14"W
OS Eastings: 390934
OS Northings: 372967
OS Grid: SJ909729
Mapcode National: GBR FZJT.2C
Mapcode Global: WHBBP.4HH1
Plus Code: 9C5V7V37+F3
Entry Name: The Barracks and Attached Rear Perimeter Wall
Listing Date: 11 October 1973
Last Amended: 4 February 1999
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1280000
English Heritage Legacy ID: 390976
Location: Macclesfield, Cheshire East, SK11
County: Cheshire East
Civil Parish: Macclesfield
Built-Up Area: Macclesfield
Traditional County: Cheshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cheshire
Church of England Parish: All Saints Macclesfield
Church of England Diocese: Chester
Tagged with: Barracks
SJ 9072 MACCLESFIELD CROMPTON ROAD
Nos. 5-20 (Consecutive) The
Barracks and attached
11/10/73 rear perimeter wall
Militia barracks, now flats. c1860, converted 1980s. Coursed and squared rubble with polychromatic dressings, ridge stacks and plain tiled cross-gabled roofs. Picturesque Tudorbethan Revival style. Double-depth plan, forming one side of the former parade square.
EXTERIOR: one-and-a-half storeys; 5:11:5-window range. A long, picturesque though symmetrically-planned range, composed from 4 attached blocks each one with outer gables and half dormers in between and central 2-centre arched doorways; the outer blocks are attached to the central double unit by linking walls pierced by archways. The central door is a steep pointed archway within a buttress; polychromatic shallow relieving arches over 2- and 3-light mullion windows with metal casements. Above the paired central gable is a square turret corbelled out with a clock and surmounted by pyramidal leaded roof in 2 sections. Rear elevations similar, with small mullion lights under the eaves.
INTERIOR: not inspected. ,
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: attached rear rubble wall enclosing gardens and forming the perimeter wall to the site.
HISTORY: erected following the Militia Reform Act (1852) to provide a secure store for equipment, armoury, and NCO's barracks. Macclesfield is not only one of the largest of the Militia Barracks, but also one of the most picturesque, being a richly-detailed composition of considerable architectural invention.
Listing NGR: SJ9101573030
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