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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: 1135429



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


District: Wakefield

District Type: Metropolitan Authority


National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 15-Nov-1988

Date of most recent amendment: 04-Feb-1999

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 342703

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SE 42 SW WAKEFIELD ROAD (North East side)

1282-012/64 The Barracks Public House

15.11.88 II

Armoury, guard house and store, now public house. 1878, designed at the War Office by Major HC Seddon PE; extended at rear mid C20. Brick with black brick dressings and flat ashlar roof Fortress Gothic Revival style. Square plan with corner stair towers to front and central rear. EXTERIOR: 3 storeys, 4-storey tower; 3:6:3-window range. Battered plinth, black bands to cills and heads, cornice and crenellated parapet; segmental-arched heads to metal-framed windows. Towers have sunken panels beneath pseudo-machicolations and a cornice, with taller top section with raised corners; rear corners raised, and rear C20 tower with plain top. INTERIOR: Has a fireproof interior of cast-iron columns to jack arches, and winder stairs. HISTORY: The Keep was a secure armoury, store, and lock-up, and was the characteristic building of the Localisation depots. They were part of the Cardwell reforms, which redistributed barracks around the country to encourage local connections and assist recruitment. With the matching example at Bury St Edmunds, one of only ten surviving examples of this important symbolic building. (Watson Colonel Sir H M: History of the Corps of Royal Engineers: Chatham: 1954-: 157-160).

Listing NGR: SE4459621202

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Watson, H M, History of the Corps of Royal Engineers, (1954), 157-160

National Grid Reference: SE 44596 21202


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