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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: 1109981


Former South East Gunners' barracks (Building 1), Wyvern Barracks, Topsham Road, Exeter

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: 469525

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SX 9391 871/15/10026

EXETER, TOPSHAM ROAD (North side), Former SE Gunners' barracks (Building 1), Wyvern Barracks


Formerly known as: Topsham barracks TOPSHAM ROAD. Artillery gunner's barracks, now barracks and offices. 1806, by James Wyatt for the Ordnance Board. Rendered brick with slate hipped roof. Single-depth plan. EXTERIOR: 2-storey; 7 -window range. Plain front facing former square with a doorway 3 windows from the Wend with a plate-glass overlight and C20 door; 6/6-pane ground-floor and 8/8-pane first-floor sashes, earlier ones without horns; similar opposite side. The brick inner return to the former main entrance has a central doorway with sashes either side and above, and a C20 verandah. INTERIOR: altered mid C20; dogleg stairs lead from entrance. HISTORY: one of a pair of barracks for RA gunner/drivers, with Building 11 (qv), which formed the S perimeter to the former Artillery barracks. Originally L-shaped with an officers' section flanking the entrance, now demolished. Although altered, it is included as part of the most complete small artillery barracks of the Napoleonic War , defining with the former Officer's range opposite (qv) the central parade square and the original layout of the barracks. (Transactions of the Devon Association for Advancement of Science: Breihall Professor J: Army Barracks in Devon during the Revolutionary & Napoleonic War: 1990-: 150;James Colonel H: Plan of Artillery barracks Exeter: 1813-1866).

Listing NGR: SX9336691190

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Breihan, J, 'Proceedings of Devon Association for the Advancement of Science' in Army Barracks in Devon during the Revolutionary and Napoleonic War, (1990), 150

National Grid Reference: SX 93366 91190


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