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Former North Guard House and Attached Wall to North West, Fenham Barracks, Newcastle upon Tyne

Description: Former North Guard House and Attached Wall to North West, Fenham Barracks

Grade: II
Date Listed: 17 December 1971
English Heritage Building ID: 304381

OS Grid Reference: NZ2364564992
OS Grid Coordinates: 423645, 564992
Latitude/Longitude: 54.9790, -1.6321

Location: Barrack Road, Newcastle Upon Tyne NE2 4NP

Locality: Newcastle upon Tyne
County: Newcastle upon Tyne
Country: England
Postcode: NE2 4NP

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Listing Text

NZ 26 NW
(North East side)
Former N guard house and attached wall to north-west, Fenham Barracks


Barrack guard house and office, later restaurant, disused at time of inspection. 1804-06, by James Wyatt, Surveyor General to the Ordnance Board, restaurant 1970-90. Brown sandstone ashlar guard house with ashlar gable stacks, rear brick block, with slate hipped and gabled roof. Single-depth plan with offices to the left. EXTERIOR: Single storey; windowless street front, 9-window rear office elevation. Guard house gable has a coped pediment with raised comer blocks, a central raised round-headed niche in a blind recess beneath an overhanging blind oriel on moulded stone brackets, rising to the top of the pediment, and containing 3 rifle slots beneath a blind lunette; 4 courses from the ground the quoins are replaced by wide cast-iron blocks. To the left a coped wall with flat-headed opening and rusticated pier to former barracks entrance; Brick block has flat-headed openings, boarded at time of survey (1994). INTERIOR: Not inspected. SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: Attached former barracks wall with flat coping, forming the front wall to the office, extends approximately 100m to the north-west. HISTORY: The Ordnance Board were responsible for Artillery barracks during the Napoleonic War. One of a pair of striking and unusual guard houses to Fenham Artillery Barracks, connected by a late C20 glazed archway to the gateway (not of special interest), and part of a group with the former sergeants' messes (qqv). (Mackenzie: History of Newcastle: 1827-: 710; Archaeologia Aeliana, 5th series: Breihan J: Army Barracks in the NE in the Era of the French Revolution: 1990-: 171).

Listing NGR: NZ2364564992

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Source: English Heritage

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