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A and B Barracks, Horseshoe Barracks

A Grade II Listed Building in Shoeburyness, Southend-on-Sea

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Latitude: 51.5289 / 51°31'44"N

Longitude: 0.7898 / 0°47'23"E

OS Eastings: 593610

OS Northings: 184800

OS Grid: TQ936848

Mapcode National: GBR RR4.2HW

Mapcode Global: VHKHN.MTXT

Entry Name: A and B Barracks, Horseshoe Barracks

Listing Date: 6 March 1984

Last Amended: 17 February 1999

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1322356

English Heritage Legacy ID: 122947

Location: Southend-on-Sea, SS3

County: Southend-on-Sea

Electoral Ward/Division: Shoeburyness

Built-Up Area: Southend-on-Sea

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

Church of England Parish: South Shoebury St Andrew with St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

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Listing Text

(north east side), Shoebury Garrison

5/95 A and B Barracks,
Horseshoe Barracks


Barrack block at British School of Gunnery. 1859, drawing signed by Cpt J Inglis RE. Yellow stock brick with rubbed brick heads, gable and axial stacks and slate roof. Single-depth plan with rear service wings. EXTERIOR: 2 storeys; 10-window range with single-storey; 1-window end blocks. A symmetrical front with plat band and overhanging eaves, rubbed brick flat arches, to entrances 3 bays from the ends with 3-pane overlights and double doors with 6 raised panels, and to 6/6-pane sashes; end blocks have round-arched doorways in the gables with radial fanlights and double 6-panel doors. The rear has similar fenestration, with 2-storey service wings 2 bays deep with outer segmental-arched doorways and small rear gable stacks. INTERIOR: not inspected but reported to contain dogleg stairs from the entrances with metal balusters, and heated barrack rooms. HISTORY: one of a group of 8 barracks arranged round a circular parade ground. In its use of smaller separate buildings, a unique example of reformed barracks planning.

Listing NGR: TQ9361084800

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