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Britannia Barracks

Britannia Barracks
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Britannia Barracks
Britannia Barracks is located in Norfolk
Britannia Barracks
Britannia Barracks
Location within Norfolk
Coordinates52°38′15″N 1°19′03″E / 52.63758°N 1.31753°E / 52.63758; 1.31753
Site information
OwnerMinistry of Defence
Operator British Army
Site history
Built forWar Office
In use1887-Present
Garrison information
OccupantsRoyal Norfolk Regiment

Britannia Barracks was a military installation in Norwich.


The barracks were built in the architectural style of Norman Shaw on Mousehold Heath as the depot for the Royal Norfolk Regiment between 1885 and 1887.[1] The name of the barracks was taken from the badge of the Regiment.[2] The barracks served as an Initial Training Centre for recruits during the Second World War.[2] The Regiment remained at the barracks until it amalgamated with the Suffolk Regiment to form the 1st East Anglian Regiment in 1959.[3] Most of the buildings survive as part of Norwich Prison.[3]


  1. ^ "The military in Norwich". Norwich Economic and Regeneration Trust. Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 17 October 2016.
  2. ^ a b "The Military in Norwich". The Heritage City. Archived from the original on 2014-11-09. Retrieved 9 November 2014.
  3. ^ a b "Britannia Barracks". Royal Norfolk Regiment Museum. Retrieved 9 November 2014.