Higher Barracks, Exeter

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Higher Barracks
Exeter
Officer's Quarters, Higher Barracks, Exeter - geograph.org.uk - 255088.jpg
Higher Barracks
Higher Barracks is located in Devon
Higher Barracks
Higher Barracks
Location within Devon
Coordinates50°43′53″N 3°31′48″W / 50.73143°N 3.52997°W / 50.73143; -3.52997Coordinates: 50°43′53″N 3°31′48″W / 50.73143°N 3.52997°W / 50.73143; -3.52997
TypeBarracks
Site information
OwnerMinistry of Defence
Operator British Army
Site history
Built1794
Built forWar Office
In use1794-1997
Garrison information
OccupantsRoyal Army Pay Corps

Higher Barracks is a former military installation on Howell Road, Exeter.

History[edit]

The barracks were built as part of the British response to the threat of the French Revolution and were completed in 1794.[1] During the First World War the barracks served as a military hospital and during the Second World War they became the base for the United States 500th Medical Collecting Company preparing for the Normandy landings.[1] The Royal Army Pay Corps moved into the barracks in 1987. The Corps remained there until they were amalgamated with our units to form the Adjutant General's Corps and the barracks closed in 1997.[1] The site was redeveloped for housing by Barratt Developments in 1998.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "The Higher Barracks, or Cavalry Barracks - Howell Road". Exeter memories. Retrieved 9 November 2014.
  2. ^ "Former barracks a quiet haven in heart of the city". Exeter Express and Echo. 10 July 2008. Retrieved 9 November 2014.