Berwick Barracks


This is the earliest planned barrack complex in England, built because of the need for a permanent garrison on the Scottish border. Now a museum the complex includes a number of Grade 1 listed buildings: the Gateway and Guardhouse, the Clock House Building, the East Barracks and the West Barracks.

Berwick Barracks, sometimes known as Ravensdowne Barracks, is a former military installation of the British Army in Berwick-upon-Tweed.

History

The barracks were built between 1717 and 1721 by Nicholas Hawksmoor for the Board of Ordnance to protect the town during the Jacobite risings. The work, which involved two parallel blocks of military accommodation, was supervised by Captain Thomas Phillips. An additional block was added between 1739 and 1741. After the Napoleonic Wars the barracks were abandoned but put back into use in the 1850s.

The barracks became the depot of the King's Own Scottish Borderers in July 1881. The King's Own Scottish Borderers moved out of the barracks in 1963 and they are now maintained by English Heritage.

Museum

The museum hosts an exhibition entitled "By Beat of Drum" which shows the life of the British infantryman. It also houses the last colours of the King's Own Scottish Borderers before it was amalgamated into the Royal Regiment of Scotland in 2006.

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