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Description: Gateway, Offices and Guard House, with Walled Exercise Yard, Horseshoe Barracks
Date Listed: 23 August 1974
English Heritage Building ID: 122922
OS Grid Reference: TQ9368484772
OS Grid Coordinates: 593684, 184772
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5286, 0.7909
In the entry for SHOEBURY GARRISON
The address shall be amended to read: CHAPEL ROAD
flanking buildings and
wall of former exercise
yard at Shoebury Garrison
The description should be amended to read:
Gatehouse with clock tower, former regimental offices, and guard room. 1856. Stock
brick laid partly in rusticated bands with hipped slate roof to left (south east)
part and flat roof to right (north west) part. 3-arched gateway with clock tower
and lantern flanked by single storey ranges. Tall central round headed arch with
rusticated brick voussoirs breaks forward from smaller flanking arches also with
rusticated voussoirs. Centre part has brick cornice below 4-faced clock tower with
recessed corner pilasters and surmounted by a lantern with modillion cornice and
pyramidal slate roof. Monumental arch is flanked by 3-bay arcades fronting the
sing1e storey ranges which have glazing bar sash windows. Interior of the guard room
(right part) retains corridor with 3 small unlit cells and 2 groups of 5 larger cells,
some with wooden beds. End door leads to walled exercise yard.
TQ 98 SW 5/85
A monumental arched gateway surmounted by a clock tower and arched cupola. Built
in 1856, in yellow brick. It comprises a central tall semi-circular archway with
rusticated brick voussoirs which breaks forward from smaller flanking arches also
with rusticated voussoirs. The centre part has a brick cornice with blocking courses
and is surmounted by a square clock tower with an open arched cupola above, with a
pyramid slate roof with shaped eaves brackets. The archways are flanked by single
storeyed buildings in similar style. The brickwork is laid with recessed horizontal
courses simulating ashlar.
Listing NGR: TQ9368484772
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Source: English Heritage
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