This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.
TQ 98 SW SOUTHEND ON SEA CHAPEL ROAD (north east side), Shoebury Garrison 5/10037 06/03/84 L and M Barracks, Horseshoe Barracks
Barrack block at British School of Gunnery. 1859, drawings 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: TQ9378584831
Copyright IoE John Webber. Source Historic England Archive
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Photographer: Webber, John
Rights Holder: Webber, John
Brick, Slate, Victorian Barracks, Domestic, Military Residence, Residential Building