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Barracks at Crossbush near Arundel
« on: Thursday 14 February 13 17:42 GMT (UK) »
I've noted an 1813 map that there was a barracks recorded near to the Batworth Park estate At Crossbush near Arundel.  It was near to where the Convent now is.

Does anyone know anything about these barracks or where I could find out about them?

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Re: Barracks at Crossbush near Arundel
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 14 February 13 19:30 GMT (UK) »
Hi there

You may find the answer on GOOGLE

"Another considerable estate in Kirdford is Pleistow, or Play- stow, parcel of the manor of ...... Batworth Park is an ancient appendage to Arundel Castle. ... Cavalry barracks were built here in 1800, but have been removed".

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Re: Barracks at Crossbush near Arundel
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 14 February 13 20:12 GMT (UK) »
Hi again

Been doing a bit of digging with following results:

The history and description of Arundel Castle, Sussex by C Wright, 2nd Edition dated 1818.

"The Cavalry barracks are situated on the acclivity of the hill, on the road leading to Brighton.  The situation is well selected for health and comfort in a fruitful country.  The ground was granted free of expence to government by the late Duke of Norfolk, to be restored when not used for the purpose of Barracks.  They are very commodious, and will contain 400 men, with their horses and equipement."

London Gazette - Stationed there in 1811 was the 13th Regiment of (Light) Dragoons

Great Britain: List of Barracks in Great Britain 1809 - Arundel, Sussex, 342 men, 340 Horses; Barracks Master: David St Clair
 
I think that should help with your query

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Re: Barracks at Crossbush near Arundel
« Reply #3 on: Friday 15 February 13 09:51 GMT (UK) »
Hi Chris,

That's brilliant, very many thanks. 

I hadn't thought of Google and didn't know about the book - think I'll try and find it as I live locally and like local history. It's been niggling at me for several years since my daughter bought me a framed map centred on this area as a present.

The use as a cavalry barracks explains the shape that is drawn on the 1813 map which threw me as nothing like an infantry barracks.  It actually looks, as far as you can tell from the scale which was originally 1:63,360 (1" to the mile) enlarged to 1:40,000, like a complex version of a modern horse training establishment which of course is what it would have been.

Hope you are making good progress with your problem.

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Re: Barracks at Crossbush near Arundel
« Reply #4 on: Friday 15 February 13 11:13 GMT (UK) »
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Re: Barracks at Crossbush near Arundel
« Reply #5 on: Friday 15 February 13 12:31 GMT (UK) »
Hi Chris.

Glad you're making progress.

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Re: Barracks at Crossbush near Arundel
« Reply #6 on: Monday 29 January 18 14:08 GMT (UK) »
I am researching the barrack master at Fulford, York 1819 - on. He was Master at Arundel from 1817 -1819. His name was captain Anthony Lefroy of the 65th regiment. Any info. on him or the regiment base would be welcome.

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Re: Barracks at Crossbush near Arundel
« Reply #7 on: Monday 29 January 18 15:30 GMT (UK) »
Hi Hadrada,

Welcome to the forum.

I couldn't find any extra information to what Chris had found and didn't pursue the barracks any further I'm afraid as I don't have any ancestors who were stationed there. I was just generally interested.

I do know someone who works as a volunteer at Arundel Museum and I'll see if they know if the museum holds any records on the barracks, might take a while though as all the archivists are volunteers.

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Re: Barracks at Crossbush near Arundel
« Reply #8 on: Monday 29 January 18 16:47 GMT (UK) »
Thanks for your response. Captain Lefroy was a member of the 65 an 4th foot - regimental depot, Horsham. I believe he lived in Littlehampton. He chose to take half pay rather than fight with his regiment who were active in the Napoleonic wars. I am trying to find out why he left Arundel after only 2 years to take over York barracks in 1819 that, incidentally, paid the same salary of 180.10.00 pa.