Essex Barracks

Alderney
Posted on July 30, 2022 / 7
Listing Type : Barracks
Location : Channel Islands

The original works at this site were built in 1546 when it was know as Essex Castle.  With the building of the harbour at St Anne’s in 1840, there was a need to defend this harbour of refuge from land attack.  The original Essex Castle was largely built over for the new Essex Barracks. (TNA WO 78/2770 Dated 1869). These barracks were defensible with a gatehouse and loop holed walls to allow musketry fire.

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