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IoE Number: 452302
Location: GATEHOUSE TO LE MARCHANT BARRACKS WITH GATE PIERS, LONDON ROAD (south side)
  DEVIZES, KENNET, WILTSHIRE
Photographer: Mr Adam Tegetmeier
Date Photographed: 05 April 2005
Date listed: 17 February 1984
Date of last amendment: 17 February 1984
Grade II

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1. LONDON ROAD 1042 (South side) Gatehouse to Le Marchant Barracks with Gate Piers SU 06 SW 9/16 II 2. Barracks gatehouse and gate piers. 1878. Red brickwork in English bond with string courses cills, and general trim detail in limestone, including machicolatian to turrets and corbel table; crenellated parapet, but flat finish to turret tops which include series of sunk pointed arch blind panels. Flat roofs, not visible, presumed to be lead covered. A large square block, with two corners chamfered, and two corners with symmetrically projecting bold stair turrets; the bottom storey slightly battered. Four storeys, with 5 to turrets, each face 3-windowed, all 12- pane glazing-bar sashes except at ground floor, and in stair turrets 2 sets of 3 narrow lights following rake of staircase; all window heads with stone lintols continuous with string course and corbelled brick set-backs, also boldly projecting stooled cills, continuous with strings. At back is pair of plank doors under segmental arch with stone voussoirs. On the street front a stone plaque indicating that the Barracks were the home of the Wiltshire Regiment from 1878 - 1967. To the right is brick wall containing opening with haunched head in 3 pieces of stone and two gate piers c 1m square and c 3m high; the piers set on chamfered base, and with moulded corners. There are no gates. A very forthright piece of design characteristic of Victorian military architecture, and an important momento of one hundred years of Devizes life.

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