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Gunnery Drill Shed, Shoebury Garrison, Southend-on-Sea

Description: Gunnery Drill Shed, Shoebury Garrison

Grade: II
Date Listed: 28 April 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 122953

OS Grid Reference: TQ9389684659
OS Grid Coordinates: 593896, 184659
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5275, 0.7939

Location: Chapel Road, Southend-on-Sea SS1 2JN

Locality: Southend-on-Sea
County: Southend-on-Sea
Country: England
Postcode: SS1 2JN

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Listing Text

(north east side), Shoebury Garrison
28.4.86 Gunnery Drill Shed,
Shoebury Garrison


Gunnery drill shed. 1859, lecture room added 1908. Rendered plinth, brick with C20 asbestos covering to original iron-framed north-light roof. EXTERIOR: single-storey; 9-bay range, with C20 additions. Coupled red brick pilasters with moulded capitals flank stock brick panels containing tall arched openings with brick keystones. Central tall sliding iron doors to each facade, most bays contain high-level large-paned windows above blocked former gunposts. Modillion cornice with stone top below asymmetrical gables of the north-light roof outlined in projecting brickwork. INTERIOR: single-span valley girders composed of bolted plates. HISTORY: purpose designed for gunnery drill and an early example of free-span north-light roofs. The oak-framed gun posts were bricked up in the 1960s. Shoebury was expanded in 1859 as the first British School of Gunnery. One of the earliest indoor drill sheds, forming part of a complete mid C19 barracks. (PSA Drawings Collection, NMR, Swindon: RA Barracks and Old Ranges: 1859-: CTR 338-366).

Listing NGR: TQ9389684659

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Source: English Heritage

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