Keys to the Past

Barracks (Durham Militia), Barnard Castle (Barnard Castle)

The barracks, erected in 1864 (1) are a group of buildings labelled as "barracks (militia depot)" on the 2nd edition Ordnance Survey map of 1894 (2). The barracks were active during World War I (3) as the headquarters of the 4th (Special Reserve) Battalion Durham Light Infantry (1). They were enlarged in 1914 and the annual training took place in June (1). The majority of the barracks were demolished during the late 20th century. An ornamental gateway survived at Birch Road {H37159}.

4th (Special Reserve) Battalion Durham Light Infantry:
Lieutenant-Colonel W. H. Briggs, commanding;
Majors K. J. W. Leather, E. S. Curling and Sir H. S. M. Havelock-Allan;
Honorary Lieutenant S. Whan, quartermaster. (1)

Reference number:D47109
Historical period: Victorian (1837 to 1901)
First World War (1914 to 1918)
Late 20th Century (1967 to 2000)

See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Barnard Castle

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