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Description: Commandant's House, Horseshoe Barracks
Date Listed: 28 April 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 122959
OS Grid Reference: TQ9383484606
OS Grid Coordinates: 593834, 184606
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5271, 0.7929
TQ 98 SW SOUTHEND ON SEA MESS ROAD
(north west side), Shoebury Garrison
5/723 Commandant's House, Horseshoe Barracks
Commandant's House. 1851, built by D Nicholson and Sons, Wandsworth, extended 1860 and later. Yellow stock brick with brick ridge and gable stacks, and slate hipped and gabled roof. Double-depth plan. EXTERIOR: 2 storeys; 4-window range. Rendered porch to left of centre has half-glazed door with overlight to right of gabled bay with added conservatory. Projecting eaves are supported on decorative cast-iron brackets. INTERIOR: not inspected. HISTORY: one of the first buildings on the site, for the superintendent, Shoebury was expanded in 1859 as the first British School of Gunnery. Included as an important part of a complete mid C19 barracks. (PSA Drawings Collection, NMR, Swindon: RA Barracks and Old Ranges: 1860-: CTR 351-353; Glennie D: Gunners Town: History of Shoeburyness: Civic Publications: 1948-).
Listing NGR: TQ9383484606
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Source: English Heritage
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