Higher Barracks, Exeter

Richard Parker, 2007

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Fig. 1. Map of Devon showing the sites of the new barracks established during the period of the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic wars.
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Fig. 2. John Hayman's map of Exeter, made in 1805 at the height of the invasion scare, showing the Cavalry Barracks (A), the 1803 extension to the barracks (B), the 'Ammunition Ground' at St Anne's Chapel (C) and the Castle (D). The Artillery Barracks are off the map to the south east (E).
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Fig. 3. View of the rear of the workshop range at the south-eastern corner of the site showing the sloping courses and pilaster buttresses of the 1790s boundary wall incorporated in the rear of the building.
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Fig. 4. Extract from Wood's map of Exeter, 1840, showing the site after the demolition of most of the buildings within the 1803 compound. The Barrack Master's House (A) and the Royal Engineer's Office (B) remain at the head of the site. (C) was an infection ward attached to the hospital.
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Fig. 5. Extracts from the 1876 OS 1:500 map Sheet 80.6.2 showing the upper part of the main barracks quadrangle (right) and the ancillary buildings within the former 1803 compound (left).
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Fig. 6. Extracts from the 1876 OS 1:500 maps Sheets 80.6.7 and 80.6.8, showing the lower part of the main barracks quadrangle (right) and the Married Soldiers' Quarters within the former 1803 compound (left) .
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Fig. 7. The barracks site at the time of recording in 1998-9, showing the modern buildings, temporary huts and the MOD numbers for each building.
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Fig. 8. A 19th-or early 20th-century postcard of the Artillery Barracks in Topsham Road, Exeter (built 1803-6) showing the stable and accommodation ranges flanking the parade ground (Ian Jubb's Exeter Collection)
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Fig. 9. Postcard view of the entrance to Higher Barracks guarded by both men and cannon, showing the original gate piers and iron overthrow (Ian Jubb's Exeter Collection).
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Fig. 10. Plans of the Guard House, Workshops and Veterinary Stables showing the suggested phases of their development. Based on measured drawings by Exeter Archaeology.
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Fig. 11. View of the Guard House showing the verandah and the main gateway (left). The original limit of the building before 1803 was roughly on the line of the seventh column from the left (Drawing by R.W.Parker).
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Fig. 12. View of the workshop building at the south-western corner of the compound, showing the Farriers' Workshop and Shoeing Shed (left) and, under a separate roof, the Royal Engineers' Stores and Funeral Carriage Shed (right).
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Fig. 13. View of the equipment in the Farriers' Workshop, showing the high-level tank, the ?tempering vat and the site of the forge (right).
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Fig. 14. Detail of the roof of the Farriers' Workshop showing a typical roof truss.
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Fig. 15. View of the front elevation of the Veterinary Stables, showing the southern and central blocks. (left) and the heavily altered northern block (right).
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Fig. 16. View of the interior of the Veterinary Stables showing the remains of the horse stalls, mangers and tethering rings.
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Fig. 17. Ground- and first-floor plans of the Hospital showing the suggested phases of its development. Based on survey drawings by Nationwide Surveys.
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Fig. 18. The main elevation of the Hospital, showing the break (discernible between the second and third pair of windows from left) between the original 1790s building and the extension of 1803.
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Fig. 19. South elevation of the Hospital, showing the latrine tower projecting from its south-western corner.
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Fig. 20. Detail of the studwork of the first-floor partition between the stairs and the northern wards, showing the carpenters' marks.
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