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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: 1112691



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


District: Southend-on-Sea

District Type: Unitary Authority


National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 28-Apr-1986

Date of most recent amendment: 17-Feb-1999

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 122959

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TQ 98 SW SOUTHEND ON SEA MESS ROAD (north west side), Shoebury Garrison

5/723 Commandant's House, Horseshoe Barracks 28.4.86 GV II

Commandant's House. 1851, built by D Nicholson and Sons, Wandsworth, extended 1860 and later. Yellow stock brick with brick ridge and gable stacks, and slate hipped and gabled roof. Double-depth plan. EXTERIOR: 2 storeys; 4-window range. Rendered porch to left of centre has half-glazed door with overlight to right of gabled bay with added conservatory. Projecting eaves are supported on decorative cast-iron brackets. INTERIOR: not inspected. HISTORY: one of the first buildings on the site, for the superintendent, Shoebury was expanded in 1859 as the first British School of Gunnery. Included as an important part of a complete mid C19 barracks. (PSA Drawings Collection, NMR, Swindon: RA Barracks and Old Ranges: 1860-: CTR 351-353; Glennie D: Gunners Town: History of Shoeburyness: Civic Publications: 1948-).

Listing NGR: TQ9383484606

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Glennie, D, Gunners Town History of Shoeburyness, (1948)

National Grid Reference: TQ 93834 84606


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