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Former Derbyshire Rifle Volunteers' Barracks

A Grade II Listed Building in Abbey, City of Derby

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.9188 / 52°55'7"N

Longitude: -1.4998 / 1°29'59"W

OS Eastings: 433731

OS Northings: 335822

OS Grid: SK337358

Mapcode National: GBR PDH.C1

Mapcode Global: WHCFN.YW0S

Entry Name: Former Derbyshire Rifle Volunteers' Barracks

Listing Date: 24 September 1998

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1376569

English Heritage Legacy ID: 470573

Location: Derby, DE22

County: City of Derby

Unitary Authority Ward: Abbey

Traditional County: Derbyshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Derbyshire

Church of England Parish: Derby St Luke

Church of England Diocese: Derby

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Listing Text

SK 33 NW DERBY UTTOXETER OLD ROAD
(North West, off)
893/7/10059
Former Derbyshire Rifle
Volunteers' Barracks

II

Derbyshire Rifle Volunteer Barracks, now store, houses, public toilets and tennis club. 1859 with minor late C20 alteration. Designed by Edwin Thompson of Derby. Red brick with ashlar dressings and shallow hipped slate roofs with brick stacks. Perimeter wall 3 metres high of red brick with blue brick plinth and ashlar coping has diagonally set buttresses at regular intervals and main gateway to east with 2 square gate piers with pyramidal ashlar caps and iron over-throw. Single storey guard houses either side of gateway now converted to public toilets with alternating plank doors with overlights and glazing bar sash windows. Side wall to south-east. Side wall to south-west has original rifle range under continuous lean-to along its whole length supported on cast iron columns. Southern section glazed in to form tennis pavilion.
North-west side has main barracks building, now store. 2 storey, 7 window, symmetrical facade with central doorways to both floors under segmental brick arches with double iron doors, upper doorway has balustrade. Either side 3 glazing bar iron windows on both floors. North-east side has former officer's accommodation. 2 storey block with 4 window centre and projecting single window side wings. 2 central glazing bar sashes flanked by single 4 panel doors and single blocked doors with further single glazing bar sashes beyond. Above 4 similar though smaller glazing bar sashes. Projecting wings have single similar sashes below and smaller sashes above. Sides have single central doors with single side sash and smaller central sash above. Former privies and wash houses to rear.
This is a very rare and well preserved example of a local volunteer barracks.


Listing NGR: SK3373135822

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