Tyne and Wear HER(4093): Fenham, Barracks

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    "Fenham Barracks (formerly Newcastle Barracks) has almost two centuries of some form of military activity. The building of the barracks was prompted by the Lord Mayor (James Rudmann) writing to the then Home Secretary in 1793 at the instigation of coal and landowners, as well as businessmen, fearing any revolutionary sentiments of the local populace. Agreement was reached between the Newcastle Companies and the Government in 1804 for a total of 11 acres to be rented annually at a rate of £55. The barracks were originally designed to house cavalry and artillery units....."
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    Local (Co-Curate)
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  • Further information

    Link: http://twsitelines.info/SMR/4093
    Resource type: Text/Website
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 5 years, 9 months ago
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