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Description: Former School of Infantry
Date Listed: 10 April 1973
English Heritage Building ID: 175153
OS Grid Reference: TR1556634858
OS Grid Coordinates: 615566, 134858
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0725, 1.0757
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1253 MILITARY ROAD
Former School of
TR 1534 NE 1/132 10.4.73
Built 1807-1808 and designed to strengthen the defences against the expected
Napoleonic invasion. The barracks were built behind the Royal Military Canal
and the intention was to prevent the enemy from crossing the canal if they made
a successful landing on the beach. Listed for historical interest.
The building consists of 2 detached barrack buildings of 2 storeys fronted with
stucco with hipped slate roofs. 15 cambered sashes with glazing bars intact
to each block and 3 simple cambered doorcases with rectangular fanlights to
each. The Mess Hall at the Western end of the West block was probably added
later in the century. To the rear of these is another range of 2 storeys stock
brick with sash windows but in the centre, in the gap left by the 2 front blocks,
it is of 3 storeys with a slate roof having pediment with round window and 3
sashes, one of which is 3 lights. The ground floor is of rusticated stucco
and has cambered arches with keystones and square columns forming a colonnade.
Listing NGR: TR1556634858
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Source: English Heritage
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