Information for record number MWA8112:
Budbrooke Barracks

Summary The site of Budbrooke Barracks which were built during the Imperial Period. The Barracks were extended during the 20th century. They were later demolished to make way for a housing estate at the eastern end of Hampton Magna.
What Is It?  
Type: Barracks
Period: Imperial - Industrial (1751 AD - 1913 AD)
Where Is It?  
Parish: Budbrooke
District: Warwick, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 26 65
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Level of Protection National - Old SMR PrefRef (Grade: )
Sites & Monuments Record
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1 A Victorian barracks (c1876) later very much extended but in such a way as to leave the original buildings isolated and very largely unaltered. The barracks were closed in 1960 and subsequently demolished for the construction of a housing estate.
2 'On the 4th April 1877, the depots 1/6 & 2/6 Foot proceeded to Warwick there to be stationed and form part of the 28 Brigade depot'. 2 pages.
3 'The barracks were slowly run down and men moved to Glen Parva in 1960...The buildings were completely dismantled and finally knocked down, sales of doors, windows and beams were held and bulldozers were called in to make roads'. Includes 3 photographs.
4 The water tower was demolished 27 Aug 1983.
5 Copy part of 25" 2nd edition map showing barracks.
6 Very good low level oblique air photograph from West.
7 Further information on the extent of the barracks. The barracks, built about 1876, were significantly expanded in WW2. Includes plans of the extent of the barracks from the County Record Office. One remnant of the Budbrooke barracks is the remains of the shooting range wall (NGR: SP254648).
8 Extent of monument significantly enlarged to the SW to incorporate the latter WW2 barracks which are clearly visible on 1945 aerial photography.

Source No: 6
Source Type: Aerial Photograph
Title: Aerial Photograph
Date: 1988
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Volume/Sheet: 1988.032
Source No: 4
Source Type: Bibliographic reference
Title: Budbrooke Past and Present
Author/originator: Richardson, E
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Source No: 2
Source Type: Bibliographic reference
Title: A brief history of Budbrooke Barracks
Author/originator: Unknown
Date: Unknown
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Source No: 3
Source Type: Bibliographic reference
Title: History of Budbrooke from 1122 to 1968
Author/originator: Richardson, E
Date: 1968
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Source Type: Desk Top Study
Title: Further information on Budbrooke Barracks
Author/originator: Brace J
Date: 2014
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Source No: 8
Source Type: Internet Data
Title: Google Earth Aerial and Street View
Author/originator: Google Earth
Date: 1945-present
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Source No: 5
Source Type: Map
Title: 25" 2nd ed 1905
Author/originator: Ordnance Survey
Date: 1905
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Source No: 1
Source Type: Unpublished document
Title: Notes
Author/originator: Brace, J
Date: 1997
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Budbrooke barracks, Budbrooke, Warwick
Copyright: Warwickshire County Council
Date: 1964
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technique Aerial Photograph Aerial photographs are taken during an aerial survey, which involves looking at the ground from above. It is usually easier to see cropmarks and earthworks when they are viewed from above. Aerial photographs help archaeologists to record what they see and to identify new sites. There are two kinds of aerial photographs; oblique and vertical. back
period Imperial 1751 AD to 1914 AD (end of the 18th century AD to the beginning of the 20th century AD)

This period comes after the Post Medieval period and before the modern period and starts with beginning of the Industrial Revolution in 1750. It includes the second part of the Hannoverian period (1714 – 1836) and the Victorian period (1837 – 1901). The Imperial period ends with the start of the First World War in 1914.
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monument SITE * Unclassifiable site with minimal information. Specify site type wherever possible. back
monument BUILDING * A structure with a roof to provide shelter from the weather for occupants or contents. Use specific type where known. back
monument HOUSING ESTATE * A residential district planned as a unit. back
monument BARRACKS * A building used to house members of the armed forces. back
monument ROAD * A way between different places, used by horses, travellers on foot and vehicles. back
monument INDUSTRIAL * This is the top term for the class. See INDUSTRIAL Class List for narrow terms. back
monument WATER TOWER * A tower serving as a reservoir to deliver water at a required point. back
monument RECORD OFFICE * A building where official archives are kept for public inspection. back
monument WALL * An enclosing structure composed of bricks, stones or similar materials, laid in courses. Use specific type where known. back
monument DEPOT * A building or site used as a storage and distribution centre. back

* Copyright of English Heritage (1999)

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