Bernera Barracks

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Bernera Barracks
Glenelg
Bernera Barracks - View from the east.jpg
Bernera Barracks
Bernera Barracks is located in Ross and Cromarty
Bernera Barracks
Bernera Barracks
Location within Ross and Cromarty
Coordinates 57°12′58″N 05°37′12″W / 57.21611°N 5.62000°W / 57.21611; -5.62000Coordinates: 57°12′58″N 05°37′12″W / 57.21611°N 5.62000°W / 57.21611; -5.62000
Type Barracks
Site information
Operator  British Army
Site history
Built 1717–1723
In use 1723-1797

Bernera Barracks is located in Glenelg in the West Highlands of Scotland. The barracks were constructed between 1717 and 1723 as part of a campaign by the British government to subdue the local population which had risen up in arms in the Jacobite Rising of 1715, and which would do so again in 1745. The barracks were designed by Andrews Jelfe and John Lambertus Romer of the Board of Ordnance,[1] or possibly their predecessor James Smith, and built by Sir Patrick Strachan.[2] Some of the stone used in the construction was taken from a nearby broch. The Government troops who were garrisoned here during the Jacobite uprisings were also intended to control the crossing to Skye.[2]

The barracks (and indeed the broch) are now in ruins, a state which they appear to have entered by the close of the eighteenth century, shortly after the withdrawal of troops in 1797.[2] The barracks is protected as a category A listed building,[1] and as a scheduled monument.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Bernera Barracks: Listed Building Report". Historic Scotland. Retrieved 10 August 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c "Bernera Barracks". CANMORE. Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland. Retrieved 10 August 2011. 
  3. ^ "Bernera Barracks". Historic Scotland. Retrieved 10 August 2011. 

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