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Gunnery Drill Shed, Shoebury Garrison

A Grade II Listed Building in Shoeburyness, Southend-on-Sea

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Latitude: 51.5275 / 51°31'39"N

Longitude: 0.7939 / 0°47'37"E

OS Eastings: 593896

OS Northings: 184659

OS Grid: TQ938846

Mapcode National: GBR RR4.3JC

Mapcode Global: VHKHN.QV1V

Entry Name: Gunnery Drill Shed, Shoebury Garrison

Listing Date: 28 April 1986

Last Amended: 17 February 1999

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1322358

English Heritage Legacy ID: 122953

Location: Southend-on-Sea, SS3

County: Southend-on-Sea

Electoral Ward/Division: Shoeburyness

Built-Up Area: Southend-on-Sea

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

Church of England Parish: South Shoebury St Andrew with St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

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Listing Text

(north east side), Shoebury Garrison
28.4.86 Gunnery Drill Shed,
Shoebury Garrison


Gunnery drill shed. 1859, lecture room added 1908. Rendered plinth, brick with C20 asbestos covering to original iron-framed north-light roof. EXTERIOR: single-storey; 9-bay range, with C20 additions. Coupled red brick pilasters with moulded capitals flank stock brick panels containing tall arched openings with brick keystones. Central tall sliding iron doors to each facade, most bays contain high-level large-paned windows above blocked former gunposts. Modillion cornice with stone top below asymmetrical gables of the north-light roof outlined in projecting brickwork. INTERIOR: single-span valley girders composed of bolted plates. HISTORY: purpose designed for gunnery drill and an early example of free-span north-light roofs. The oak-framed gun posts were bricked up in the 1960s. Shoebury was expanded in 1859 as the first British School of Gunnery. One of the earliest indoor drill sheds, forming part of a complete mid C19 barracks. (PSA Drawings Collection, NMR, Swindon: RA Barracks and Old Ranges: 1859-: CTR 338-366).

Listing NGR: TQ9389684659

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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