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Museum of Lincolnshire Life, Burton Road, Lincoln



Reference Name MLI91541

Name:
Museum of Lincolnshire Life, Burton Road, Lincoln

Summary:
Museum of Lincolnshire Life, Burton Road, Lincoln. Former Militia Barracks

Location:
CARHOLME, LINCOLN, LINCOLNSHIRE

Description:
PRN 70609
Militia barracks armoury and store; now a museum. 1857, by Henry Goddard, County Surveyor; converted, and south west range remodelled, late 20th century. Brick with stone dressings and hipped slate roofs. Castellated style. PLAN: single-depth, 2-section plan with through archway to a rectangular courtyard. The exterior east front has five bays, with a projecting machicolated centre with a segmental pointed archway and rusticated guard stones, flanked by lower walls, each with four crossed rifle slits. Beyond, square corner towers with stepped crenellations. Similar rear elevation. Around the courtyard, single storey buildings with corbelled eaves and similar crenellated corner towers. North and south sides have a central plain opening. Built following the 1852 Militia Reform act as a secure store for the North Lincolnshire Militia, and a pair to that at Grantham for the South Lincs Militia. Intended to provide a defensible base and centre for recruitment to meet the county's quota of militia recruits, and in a consciously historical style to achieve that end. For the full description and the legal address of this listed building please refer to the appropriate List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest. {1}
By Henry Goddard, 1857. Castellated of course. Brick with stone dressings. Entrance feature with cross arrow-slits and machiolation. Large courtyard plan with square castellated angle towers. {2}
There is a detailed description of the deveopment of the barracks in the Consevation Plan for the building. {3}
A trial trench was excavated by FAS in 2012 at the Museum of Lincolnshire Life to investigate the site of a proposed childrens play area. A rubble and gravel surface of the original militia parade ground and later menage was revealed. {4}{5}

Sources:
1 Index: Department of Culture, Media and Sport. Dec 1999. Revised List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest. 1941-1/6/53 (269.080)
2 Bibliographic reference: Pevsner, N. and Harris, J., with Antram, N.. 1989. Buildings of England (Second Edition). Lincolnshire. Page 507
3 Unpublished document: Field Archaeology Specialists. 2012. Museum of Lincolnshire Life, Conservation Management Plan. -
4 Intervention Report: Field Archaeology Specialists. 2012. Archaeological Evaluation at the Museum of Lincolnshire Life, Lincoln. MOLL12
5 Excavation archive: Field Archaeology Specialists. 2012. Archaeological Evaluation at the Museum of Lincolnshire Life, Lincoln. LCNCC 2012.123

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