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Description: A and B Barracks, Horseshoe Barracks
Date Listed: 6 March 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 122947
OS Grid Reference: TQ9361084800
OS Grid Coordinates: 593610, 184800
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5289, 0.7898
TQ 98 SW SOUTHEND ON SEA CHAPEL ROAD
(north east side), Shoebury Garrison
5/95 A and B Barracks,
Barrack block at British School of Gunnery. 1859, drawing 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 end 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: not inspected but reported to contain dogleg stairs from the entrances with 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 barracks planning.
Listing NGR: TQ9361084800
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Source: English Heritage
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