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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: 1244772



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


District: Northumberland

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Berwick-upon-Tweed

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 26-May-1971

Date of most recent amendment: 04-Feb-1999

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 472880

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NU O0 53 BERWICK ON TWEED PARADE (South side) 622/11/10004 Clock House building, Barracks 26.05.1971 Barracks Museum


Barracks store, later barracks and officers' mess, now museum. 1739-41, for the Ordnance Board. Sandstone ashlar with gable and axial stacks, and slate double pile roof vernacular Baroque style. PLAN: single-depth plan closing S side of parade ground quadrangle. EXTERIOR: 2 storeys and attic; 9:1-window range. A symmetrical front, with a right-hand corner block, has clasping pilasters, central 3-window section set forward to a raised pediment with flanking steps, thin cornice and parapet, and paired, stepped end gables. Round-arched central doorway with key and imposts, studded double doors and a first-floor clock set within a full-height round-arched recess; round-arched ground-floor small-paned windows, a boarded door 2 bays from the right, and segmental-arched first-floor windows with 8/8-pane casements. Left-hand return has a central round-arched doorway with large fanlight, margin lights and panelled door, a single segmental-arched first-floor casement, and 2 attic casements in the gables. Rear has irregular ground-floor late C19 inserted 6/6-pane sashes, possibly originally windowless, 6 first-floor casements as the front in 3 pairs, and a tall central round-arched cross window beneath a smaller casement to the stairs. The right-hand block is perpendicular to the main range and partly obscured by the W barrack block (qv), with a flattened gable and connecting parapet, left-hand segmental-arched doorway with fanlight and boarded door and a segmental-arched 8/8-pane sash above to the rear a coped gable with altered ground-floor door and 2 windows, 2 first-floor and a central attic window. INTERIOR: has double panelled inner doors to a central dogleg stair with uncut string, splat balusters, square newels and moulded rail, and axial timber posts on the ground floor. HISTORY: originally built as a storehouse in the same manner as the earlier barracks, shown as such on 1788 map, and later converted to an officers' mess. Part of the earliest planned barrack complex in England, predating most English barracks by nearly 80 years because of the need for a permanent garrison on the Scottish border.

Listing NGR: NU0008953043

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National Grid Reference: NU 00089 53043


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