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FORMER NORTH GUARD HOUSE AND ATTACHED WALL TO NORTH WEST, FENHAM BARRACKS

List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: FORMER NORTH GUARD HOUSE AND ATTACHED WALL TO NORTH WEST, FENHAM BARRACKS

List entry Number: 1024950

Location

FORMER NORTH GUARD HOUSE AND ATTACHED WALL TO NORTH WEST, FENHAM BARRACKS, BARRACK ROAD

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County:

District: Newcastle upon Tyne

District Type: Metropolitan Authority

Parish:

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 17-Dec-1971

Date of most recent amendment: 04-Feb-1999

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 304381

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History

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Details

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE NZ 26 NW BARRACK ROAD (North East side) 1833/8/80 Former N guard house and attached wall to north-west, Fenham Barracks 17.12.71

GV II

Barrack guard house and office, later restaurant, disused at time of inspection. 1804-06, by James Wyatt, Surveyor General to the Ordnance Board, restaurant 1970-90. Brown sandstone ashlar guard house with ashlar gable stacks, rear brick block, with slate hipped and gabled roof. Single-depth plan with offices to the left. EXTERIOR: Single storey; windowless street front, 9-window rear office elevation. Guard house gable has a coped pediment with raised comer blocks, a central raised round-headed niche in a blind recess beneath an overhanging blind oriel on moulded stone brackets, rising to the top of the pediment, and containing 3 rifle slots beneath a blind lunette; 4 courses from the ground the quoins are replaced by wide cast-iron blocks. To the left a coped wall with flat-headed opening and rusticated pier to former barracks entrance; Brick block has flat-headed openings, boarded at time of survey (1994). INTERIOR: Not inspected. SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: Attached former barracks wall with flat coping, forming the front wall to the office, extends approximately 100m to the north-west. HISTORY: The Ordnance Board were responsible for Artillery barracks during the Napoleonic War. One of a pair of striking and unusual guard houses to Fenham Artillery Barracks, connected by a late C20 glazed archway to the gateway (not of special interest), and part of a group with the former sergeants' messes (qqv). (Mackenzie: History of Newcastle: 1827-: 710; Archaeologia Aeliana, 5th series: Breihan J: Army Barracks in the NE in the Era of the French Revolution: 1990-: 171).



Listing NGR: NZ2364564992

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Mackenzie, E , History of Newcastle, (1827), 710
Breihan, J, 'Archaeologia Aeliana' in Army Barracks in the NE in the Era of the French Revolution, (1990), 171

National Grid Reference: NZ 23645 64992

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