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South West Perimeter Wall Extending Approximately 200 Metres from Main Entrance, Fulwood Barracks, Fulwood

Description: South West Perimeter Wall Extending Approximately 200 Metres from Main Entrance, Fulwood Barracks

Grade: II
Date Listed: 29 March 1982
English Heritage Building ID: 185880

OS Grid Reference: SD5476731620
OS Grid Coordinates: 354767, 431620
Latitude/Longitude: 53.7789, -2.6879

Location: 14 Duchy Avenue, Preston, Lancashire PR2 8AA

Locality: Fulwood
Local Authority: Preston City Council
County: Lancashire
Country: England
Postcode: PR2 8AA

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Listing Text

(North side)

1023/7/33 SW perimeter wall
extending approx 200m from main entrance, Fulwood Barracks


Perimeter wall. 1843-48, by Major T Foster, for the Ordnance Board. Snecked sandstone ashlar. Tall wall with half-round coping extends approximately 200m to form SW corner, including projecting corner giving field of fire up W side with blocked rifle holes.
HISTORY: the perimeter wall originally had canted E and W sides covered by rifle slots in projecting corners at both ends, and formed a projecting triangle to the entrances in the N and S ends, also covered by rifle slots. The main entrance had a pedimented archway with a carved stone Royal Arms, now re-set outside the present entrance. The barracks was built in response to anxiety over Chartist agitation. An important part of the only example of a defensible barracks in England. Although sections have been lost, the surviving lengths form an important part of the original plan of the barracks, forming the lost complete example in Britain of the late C18 concept of barracks design.
(PSA Drawings Collection, NMR: MCR 58).

Listing NGR: SD5476731620

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Source: English Heritage

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