Paisley Infantry Barracks :: Shared Description

Also known as Glasgow Road Barracks and Kelburne Oval Barracks.

Described by Canmore LinkExternal link as follows...

"An infantry barracks is depicted on 2nd, 3rd and 4th epoch maps (the first, 1896, the latest 1934). On the 3rd epoch map the barracks is annotated "1st Regimental District A & S Highlanders Special Reserve".

The barracks comprises a large number of individual buildings, its boundary being marked by War Office boundary stones. It is not know what purpose the barracks had during the First World war, but it is certain that it had a role.
By the time of the 2nd epoch map the barracks had taken the land to the N as noted by the WD boundary stones. This land is still used for recreation.
Examination of 1:2500 and 1:10,560 maps of Renfrewshire and Lanarkshire suggest that the barracks was being replaced by housing by 1938 (houses are shown as outlines) and that by 1939, the housing development was completed.
A drill hall (NS 49502 64208) was built on part of the site at this time.
The eastern boundary wall of the barracks, and a filled up arched doorway, survive.
Information from HS/RCAHMS World War One Audit Project (GJB) 11 September 2013."

Also from Canmore LinkExternal link ...

"Osborne (2006) records a drill hall here and suggests that it is of pre-1900 date. However, the building does not appear on the 3rd epoch (1910) 1:2500 map of the area, when its site was within the boundary of an infantry barracks. Analysis of Renfrewshire and Lanarkshire maps of the area show the drill hall in posiiton in 1939, but presented only in rough outline (along with the adjacent housing estate) on a map surveyed in 1938.
Despite its 'antique' appearance, as an L-shaped tower house it seems that the hall, which bears an artillery crest, is of the interwar period. The actual hall, to the south of the 1930s building, seems to be an adaptation of a pre-existing building of the barracks.
Information from HS/RCAHMS World War One Audit Project (GJB) 24 October 2013."
by Thomas Nugent
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16 images use this description:

NS4964 : Former Whitehaugh Barracks by Thomas Nugent
NS4964 : Former Whitehaugh Barracks by Thomas Nugent
NS4964 : Former Paisley Infantry Barracks by Thomas Nugent
NS4964 : Former Paisley Infantry Barracks by Thomas Nugent
NS4964 : Former Whitehaugh Barracks by Thomas Nugent
NS4964 : Kelburne Oval by Thomas Nugent
NS4964 : Former Paisley Infantry Barracks by Thomas Nugent
NS4964 : Former Paisley Infantry Barracks by Thomas Nugent
NS4964 : Former Whitehaugh Barracks by Thomas Nugent
NS4964 : Former Whitehaugh Barracks by Thomas Nugent
NS4964 : Former Whitehaugh Barracks by Thomas Nugent
NS4964 : Former Whitehaugh Barracks by Thomas Nugent
NS4964 : Former Whitehaugh Barracks by Thomas Nugent
NS4964 : Former Whitehaugh Barracks by Thomas Nugent
NS4964 : Former Whitehaugh Barracks by Thomas Nugent
NS4964 : Former Whitehaugh Barracks by Thomas Nugent


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Created: Mon, 5 May 2014, Updated: Mon, 5 May 2014

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