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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.


List entry Number: 1109977



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

County: Devon

District: Exeter

District Type: District Authority


National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 08-Jul-1998

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 469521

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SX 9293 EXETER HOWELL ROAD (North side) 871/12/10020 Former hospital, (Building 5), Higher Barracks


Formerly known as: Town Barracks HOWELL ROAD. Hospital, now offices. 1794, for the Barrack Department, extended and altered mid-late C 19. Late Georgian style. Single-depth plan. EXTERIOR: 2 storeys and basement; 9-window range. Front range has a central doorway and rubbed brick flat arches to 6/6-pane sashes each side; left-hand return has a shallow pediment with brick dentil cornice and a louvred oculus, over a 3-window range with blind windows to the front and horned 6/6-pane sashes. A square late C19 2-storey sanitary tower with plat band is attached to the rear left-hand corner by an angled stem with a front entrance. INTERIOR: the ground-floor is divided by a transverse wall with a round arch through, 2 heated first-floor rooms, with a central dogleg stair. HISTORY: originally with 6 wards, a surgery, kitchen, and mortuary to rear, the rear tower is a characteristic mid C19 improvement. One of only three regimental hospitals known to have survived from this period. Part of the least altered example of the cavalry bat:racks built as part of the first army barrack-building campaign in England, at the start of the Revolutionary War with France.

Listing NGR: SX9212093380

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National Grid Reference: SX 92120 93380


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