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Gateway and Two Flanking Guardrooms to Former Beaumont Cavalry Barracks, Aldershot

Description: Gateway and Two Flanking Guardrooms to Former Beaumont Cavalry Barracks

Grade: II
Date Listed: 19 December 1980
English Heritage Building ID: 137845

OS Grid Reference: SU8525850726
OS Grid Coordinates: 485258, 150726
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2493, -0.7798

Location: Farnborough Road, Aldershot, Hampshire GU11 1PZ

Locality: Aldershot
Local Authority: Rushmoor Borough Council
County: Hampshire
Country: England
Postcode: GU11 1PZ

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Listing Text

SU 85 SE
(South East side)
Gateway and 2 flanking
Guardrooms to former
Beaumont Cavalry Barracks

Pair of guardrooms and gateway to cavalry barracks; disused. 1856. Yellow stock brick with Portland stone and rubbed brick dressings, and slate roof Single-depth plan guardrooms on opposite sides of paved area, connected by entrance gate. EXTERIOR: single-storey 5-bay guardrooms with 2-window street gables. 2 pairs of square piers with plinths and stone caps with shallow brackets, square lamps on cast-iron moulded shafts to inner piers, with mid C20 metal gates, and outer flat-headed wickets within segmental-arches containing stone panels, that to the left with VP, in raised letters surrounded by oak leaves over SOUTH CAVALRY BARRACKS, and similar panel to the right inscribed ERECTED 1856. Short walls connect piers with the guardrooms, which have outer pilasters as the piers to coped gables, over rusticated segmental arched sunken panels containing 2 small segmental-arched 4/4-pane sashes. Opposite gables have brick dentil cornice, 3 sunken panels and a lunette. Inner sides of Guardrooms have three 6/6-pane sashes, and panelled doors either side of the inner window, with a cast-iron verandah of 6 elliptical arches on thin octagonal posts with open spandrels. Rear of paved area closed by late C20 walls and railings. INTERIOR: not inspected. HISTORY: with the Beaumont Riding School (qv), the last surviving part of the Beaumont or South Cavalry Barracks. This was a wholly new concept in barracks planning, one of three original permanent cavalry barracks built at the Wellington Lines in Aldershot. (Childerhouse T: Military Aldershot, the first fifty years: London: 1990-).

Listing NGR: SU8494650853

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Source: English Heritage

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