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Latitude: 50.7397 / 50°44'22"N
Longitude: -1.7927 / 1°47'33"W
OS Eastings: 414726
OS Northings: 93363
OS Grid: SZ147933
Mapcode National: GBR 559.HLD
Mapcode Global: FRA 7744.1FX
Entry Name: Guardroom, Christchurch Barracks
Listing Date: 12 February 1976
Last Amended: 4 February 1999
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1108216
English Heritage Legacy ID: 101402
Location: Christchurch, Dorset, BH23
Electoral Ward/Division: Portfield
Built-Up Area: Christchurch
Traditional County: Hampshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset
Church of England Parish: Christchurch Holy Trinity
Church of England Diocese: Winchester
SZ1493 BARRACK ROAD
(South West Side)
Guard house. Mid C19. Red Flemish bond brick with black headers, tiled hipped roof. Single-depth, T-shaped plan.
EXTERIOR: single storey; 5-window range. Symmetrical front with red rubbed brick headers to central doorway with 6-panel door, and horned 6/6-pane sashes and 5-bay verandah with cast-iron posts; square timber clock tower has a bellcote on top with open round arches and veather vane. Paired windows to right-hand side, and a round-arched doorway in the rear of front section with half-glazed door.
INTERIOR: plain without special features.
HISTORY: clock towers typically formed barracks entrances in the mid C19, see also Horseshoe barracks, Southend (qv). Christchurch was built c1792 as a cavalry barracks, became an Artillery and Engineers' barracks, and was partly rebuilt as part of the 1870s Cardwell reforms.
Part of a group with the former cavalry barrack block (qv).
(SAVE Britain's Heritage: Deserted Bastions, Historic Naval and Military Architecture: London: 1993-: 133; Bournemouth Local Sudies Publications: Baker J: Christchurch Barracks: Bournemouth: 1984-: NO 674).
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