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Description: Barrack Block (Building 56), Jellalabad Barracks
Date Listed: 29 May 1990
English Heritage Building ID: 140175
OS Grid Reference: SU2295148283
OS Grid Coordinates: 422951, 148283
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2333, -1.6726
SU 24 NW
Barrack block (Building 56), Jellalabad Barracks
Barrack block. c1905. Brick with rubbed brick dressings, brick ridge stacks and slate roof. Single-depth plan with 2 attached front towers containing NCO rooms and stores. EXTERIOR: 2 storeys; 7:7:7:7-window range. Symmetrical block with coped fire walls dividing 4 sections, each with central double doorway with boarded door, and segmental-arched paired 2/2-pane sashes with an overlight. Full length cast-iron 2-storey verandah has first-floor railings with diagonal bars. Pairs of sections have 2-storey square storage towers, connected by bridges to the first floor, above external dogleg stairs, and with 2 rear 6/6-pane sashes to each floors. Rear has 2 ablution blocks. INTERIOR: Not inspected but noted as having entrances leading to through passages between barrack rooms. HISTORY: Tidworth was built after the Army purchased Salisbury Plain for large-scale training manoeuvres. One of four identical double company blocks with six 12-man rooms, symmetrically arranged, and forming part of a battalion unit within Tidworth Barracks. Included as an example of an important type of standardised barracks design.
Listing NGR: SU2291848270
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Source: English Heritage
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