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Guardroom , Christchurch Barracks, Christchurch

Description: Guardroom , Christchurch Barracks

Grade: II
Date Listed: 12 February 1976
English Heritage Building ID: 101402

OS Grid Reference: SZ1472693363
OS Grid Coordinates: 414726, 93363
Latitude/Longitude: 50.7397, -1.7927

Location: Dragoon Way, Christchurch, Dorset BH23 1PE

Locality: Christchurch
Local Authority: Christchurch Borough Council
County: Dorset
Country: England
Postcode: BH23 1PE

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Listing Text

(South West Side)
Guardroom, Christchurch

12.02.1976 II

Guard house. Mid C19. Red Flemish bond brick with black headers, tiled hipped roof. Single-depth, T-shaped plan.
EXTERIOR: single storey; 5-window range. Symmetrical front with red rubbed brick headers to central doorway with 6-panel door, and horned 6/6-pane sashes and 5-bay verandah with cast-iron posts; square timber clock tower has a bellcote on top with open round arches and veather vane. Paired windows to right-hand side, and a round-arched doorway in the rear of front section with half-glazed door.
INTERIOR: plain without special features.
HISTORY: clock towers typically formed barracks entrances in the mid C19, see also Horseshoe barracks, Southend (qv). Christchurch was built c1792 as a cavalry barracks, became an Artillery and Engineers' barracks, and was partly rebuilt as part of the 1870s Cardwell reforms.
Part of a group with the former cavalry barrack block (qv).
(SAVE Britain's Heritage: Deserted Bastions, Historic Naval and Military Architecture: London: 1993-: 133; Bournemouth Local Sudies Publications: Baker J: Christchurch Barracks: Bournemouth: 1984-: NO 674).

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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