Armoury Towers, Macclesfield
Location within Cheshire
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Armoury Towers is a former military installation at Macclesfield.
The need for the construction of barracks followed the raising of the 2nd Royal Cheshire Militia, recruiting in the eastern part of the county (the existing 1st Cheshire Militia was based at Chester). In October 1857 the Cheshire Quarter Sessions passed a resolution that "...barracks for the 2nd Regiment of Cheshire Militia be erected in some part of the eastern division of the county." Initially, Stockport was favoured, but a decision to purchase land in Macclesfield was made in January 1858, against the objections of the Mayor and Corporation of the town. The building was decommissioned and converted for residential use in the 1980s.
- "The Cheshire Quarter Sessions at Knutsford". Cheshire Observer. 24 October 1857. p. 3.
- "Cheshire Quarter Sessions". Cheshire Observer. 9 January 1858. p. 4.
- "Armoury Towers, the Barracks". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 14 May 2017.
- Home, Robert (1978). Macclesfield as it was. Nelson, Lancashire: Hendon Publishing Co Ltd. ISBN 0-86067-032-5.
- Gosling, Norman (2002). Big Hats, Shorts and Dyb Dyb Dyb (A history of Macclesfield & Congleton District, Scouts). Stockport: Qualitech Group.
- Photo is not the Militia band, it's the ' Permanent Staff 1868 ' .. can be viewed at Chester Records Office.