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Former Weedon Barracks, Storehouse Number 1

A Grade II* Listed Building in Weedon Bec, West Northamptonshire

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Latitude: 52.231 / 52°13'51"N

Longitude: -1.081 / 1°4'51"W

OS Eastings: 462861

OS Northings: 259602

OS Grid: SP628596

Mapcode National: GBR 9TW.3HX

Mapcode Global: VHCVM.66W0

Plus Code: 9C4W6WJ9+CH

Entry Name: Former Weedon Barracks, Storehouse Number 1

Listing Date: 29 April 1987

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1342981

English Heritage Legacy ID: 360824

Location: Weedon Bec, West Northamptonshire, Northamptonshire, NN7

County: West Northamptonshire

Civil Parish: Weedon Bec

Built-Up Area: Weedon Bec

Traditional County: Northamptonshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northamptonshire

Church of England Parish: Weedon Bec St Peter and St Paul

Church of England Diocese: Peterborough

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1732/16/178 BRIDGE STREET
(West side)

Warehouse. 1804-10, and one of an odd-numbered group to the north of the canal. Flemish bond red brick with gauged brick dressings to arches, hipped corrugated asbestos roof replacing M-shaped Welsh roof. Rectangular plan with central vestibule with stairs opening into flanking storerooms. 2 storeys, 11-window range to south elevation facing canal. Central doors with 12-panel double-leaf doors flanked by stone pilasters supporting Doric entablature with cambered arches over tripartite sash windows above. Similar wider blocked doorways either end, with similar windows above. Semi-circular arched ground-floor windows, being 2-light wooden casements of late C19 date, set in semi-circular arched recesses. Late C19 horned 6/6-pane sashes to first floor. Centre and ends project slightly. Plinth and first-floor string course. Interior: first floor supported by 3 rows of chamfered timber posts with pillow beams. Steel trusses of 1938, when roofs remodelled. Open string staircase with chamfered and scroll-stopped newels, diamond-set balusters and moulded handrail. Semi-circular arched doorways, set in semi-circular arched recesses, provide access to storerooms.

Part of a unique planned military-industrial complex, complete with its own defensible transport system and surrounding walls. For full details see description of Storehouse No 2.

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