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Britannia Barracks

Britannia Barracks
Norwich
Norwich Prison - geograph.org.uk - 34166.jpg
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
TypeBarracks
Site information
OwnerMinistry of Defence
Operator British Army
Site history
Built1885–1887
Built forWar Office
In use1887-Present
Garrison information
OccupantsRoyal Norfolk Regiment

Britannia Barracks was a military installation in Norwich.

History

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]

References

  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.