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South West Perimeter Wall Extending Approximately 200 Metres from Main Entrance, Fulwood Barracks

A Grade II Listed Building in Preston, Lancashire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.7789 / 53°46'44"N

Longitude: -2.6879 / 2°41'16"W

OS Eastings: 354767

OS Northings: 431620

OS Grid: SD547316

Mapcode National: GBR TCP.V9

Mapcode Global: WH85M.P88T

Entry Name: South West Perimeter Wall Extending Approximately 200 Metres from Main Entrance, Fulwood Barracks

Listing Date: 29 March 1982

Last Amended: 4 February 1999

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1361630

English Heritage Legacy ID: 185880

Location: Preston, Lancashire, PR2

County: Lancashire

District: Preston

Town: Preston

Electoral Ward/Division: Garrison

Built-Up Area: Fulwood

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire

Church of England Parish: Fulwood Christ Church

Church of England Diocese: Blackburn

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Listing Text

SD53SW FULWOOD WATLING STREET ROAD
(North side)

1023/7/33 SW perimeter wall
extending approx 200m from main entrance, Fulwood Barracks
29.3.1982

GV II

Perimeter wall. 1843-48, by Major T Foster, for the Ordnance Board. Snecked sandstone ashlar. Tall wall with half-round coping extends approximately 200m to form SW corner, including projecting corner giving field of fire up W side with blocked rifle holes.
HISTORY: the perimeter wall originally had canted E and W sides covered by rifle slots in projecting corners at both ends, and formed a projecting triangle to the entrances in the N and S ends, also covered by rifle slots. The main entrance had a pedimented archway with a carved stone Royal Arms, now re-set outside the present entrance. The barracks was built in response to anxiety over Chartist agitation. An important part of the only example of a defensible barracks in England. Although sections have been lost, the surviving lengths form an important part of the original plan of the barracks, forming the lost complete example in Britain of the late C18 concept of barracks design.
(PSA Drawings Collection, NMR: MCR 58).

Listing NGR: SD5476731620

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