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G and H Barracks, Horseshoe Barracks

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

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Latitude: 51.5299 / 51°31'47"N

Longitude: 0.7912 / 0°47'28"E

OS Eastings: 593704

OS Northings: 184912

OS Grid: TQ937849

Mapcode National: GBR RR4.2VH

Mapcode Global: VHKHN.NTN2

Plus Code: 9F32GQHR+XF

Entry Name: G and H Barracks, Horseshoe Barracks

Listing Date: 6 March 1984

Last Amended: 17 February 1999

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1346217

English Heritage Legacy ID: 473004

Location: Shoeburyness, 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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(north east side), Shoebury Garrison
06/03/84 G and H Barracks, Horseshoe Barracks


Barrack block at British School of Gunnery. 1859, drawings signed by Cpt J Inglis RE. Yellow stock brick with rubbed brick heads, gable and axial stacks and slate roof. Single-depth plan with rear service wings. EXTERIOR: 2 storeys; 10-window range with single-storey; 1-window left-hand and 2 storey; 2-window right-hand blocks. A symmetrical front with plat band and overhanging eaves, rubbed brick flat arches, to entrances 3 bays from the ends with 3-pane overlights and double doors with 6 raised panels, and to 6/6-pane sashes; end blocks have round-arched doorways in the gables with radial fanlights and double 6-panel doors. The rear has similar fenestration, with 2-storey service wings 2 bays deep with outer segmental-arched doorways and small rear gable stacks. INTERIOR: contains a dogleg stair from the entrances with square newel and uncut string metal balusters, and heated barrack rooms. HISTORY: one of a group of 8 barracks arranged round a circular parade ground. In its use of smaller separate buildings a unique example of reformed barrack planning.

Listing NGR: TQ9370484912

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