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Gateway and Two Flanking Guardrooms to Former Beaumont Cavalry Barracks

A Grade II Listed Building in Rushmoor, Hampshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.2493 / 51°14'57"N

Longitude: -0.7798 / 0°46'47"W

OS Eastings: 485258

OS Northings: 150726

OS Grid: SU852507

Mapcode National: GBR D9R.MNZ

Mapcode Global: VHDXW.FVLM

Entry Name: Gateway and Two Flanking Guardrooms to Former Beaumont Cavalry Barracks

Listing Date: 19 December 1980

Last Amended: 4 February 1999

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1303279

English Heritage Legacy ID: 137845

Location: Rushmoor, Hampshire, GU11

County: Hampshire

District: Rushmoor

Town: Rushmoor

Electoral Ward/Division: Rowhill

Built-Up Area: Aldershot

Traditional County: Hampshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hampshire

Church of England Parish: Aldershot St Michael the Archangel

Church of England Diocese: Guildford

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Listing Text

ALDERSHOT
SU 85 SE
FARNBOROUGH ROAD
(South East side)
991-0/2/21
Gateway and 2 flanking
Guardrooms to former
Beaumont Cavalry Barracks
19.12.80
II

Pair of guardrooms and gateway to cavalry barracks; disused. 1856. Yellow stock brick with Portland stone and rubbed brick dressings, and slate roof Single-depth plan guardrooms on opposite sides of paved area, connected by entrance gate. EXTERIOR: single-storey 5-bay guardrooms with 2-window street gables. 2 pairs of square piers with plinths and stone caps with shallow brackets, square lamps on cast-iron moulded shafts to inner piers, with mid C20 metal gates, and outer flat-headed wickets within segmental-arches containing stone panels, that to the left with VP, in raised letters surrounded by oak leaves over SOUTH CAVALRY BARRACKS, and similar panel to the right inscribed ERECTED 1856. Short walls connect piers with the guardrooms, which have outer pilasters as the piers to coped gables, over rusticated segmental arched sunken panels containing 2 small segmental-arched 4/4-pane sashes. Opposite gables have brick dentil cornice, 3 sunken panels and a lunette. Inner sides of Guardrooms have three 6/6-pane sashes, and panelled doors either side of the inner window, with a cast-iron verandah of 6 elliptical arches on thin octagonal posts with open spandrels. Rear of paved area closed by late C20 walls and railings. INTERIOR: not inspected. HISTORY: with the Beaumont Riding School (qv), the last surviving part of the Beaumont or South Cavalry Barracks. This was a wholly new concept in barracks planning, one of three original permanent cavalry barracks built at the Wellington Lines in Aldershot. (Childerhouse T: Military Aldershot, the first fifty years: London: 1990-).


Listing NGR: SU8494650853

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