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Description: Red Barracks (Front Block)
Date Listed: 19 September 1972
English Heritage Building ID: 200348
OS Grid Reference: TQ4272078722
OS Grid Coordinates: 542720, 178722
Latitude/Longitude: 51.4894, 0.0543
4412 FRANCES STREET SE18
Red Barracks (front block)
TQ 4278 19/255 19.9.72.
Built in 1859 as Marine Infirmary. Later used as barracks and now as offices.
3 storeys and basement, 13 windows. Red brick walls. Rusticated pilasters of
grey brick define bays, Similar rusticated quoins at angles. Grey brick frieze,
stone cornice and balustraded parapet concealing roof. Stone bands at 1st and
2nd floor levels. Rusticated brick ground floor, the rustications running into
gauged brick window voussoirs. Centre 3-window section projects with stone Ionic
portico of 4 round columns and a square column at outer angles, corresponding
with pilasters at rear. Entablature with modillion cornice and pediment with
similar cornice. Portico rests on projecting rusticated ground floor of dark
grey brick. Windows in side sections have round gauged brick arches and stone
cills. Windows in portico round arched with moulded stone architrave, masks
on keystones and stone impost band. 2nd floor windows have stone panels below
with decorative carving. Central door in plain, round arched recess. At right
(south) rear a corner tower with tall, swept pointed roof. War damage to North
end. Tower has disappeared and parapet and upper floor of 2 outer bays cut off.
Clumsily repaired and 1st and ground floor windows blocked.
Listing NGR: TQ4272078722
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Source: English Heritage
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