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Description: Castle Armoury
Date Listed: 29 January 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 210608
OS Grid Reference: SD8033810885
OS Grid Coordinates: 380338, 410885
Latitude/Longitude: 53.5942, -2.2985
SD 8010 NW CASTLE STREET
- Castle Armoury
Built 1868 to house 8th Lancashire Rifle Volunteers, on site of Bury Castle and re-
using some building materials. Extended to provide drill hall in 1907 in same loosely
medieval style. Snecked rock-faced rubble. Mainly 2 storeys. Long frontage of
some 30 round-headed windows, in pairs and threes. Rising above battlemented parapet
are 2 towers (left-hand one flanked by taller rectangular turret, right-hand one
with round-headed entry having portcullis feature which bears battalion insigna and
supporters; further small turrets, at corners and other points. Arrow slits; first-
floor sill-band; Corbel table. The later and much larger building attached to the
rear is not included.
Listing NGR: SD8033810885
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Source: English Heritage
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