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Maker Heights Barracks Cornwall in 1803
« on: Friday 18 September 20 14:42 BST (UK) »
Would a RN officer and family be stationed at these Maker Heights barracks?


Anna Isabella Wilhelmina ANSTRUTHER was christened on 31 Jan 1803 in Maker, Cornwall
https://www.opc-cornwall.org/Par_new/l_m/maker.php
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daughter of:
Philip Charles Anstruther RN
BIRTH ABT. 1775 Balcaskie, Fife, Scotland
DEATH 24 AUG 1814 Plymouth, Devon, England
and
Anna Elizabeth Houseal
BIRTH 1 FEB 1758 OR 1773 OR ABT 1771 ??? Newberry, Newberry, South Carolina,
DEATH 29 DEC 1866 Nailsworth, STROUD, Gloucestershire
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On old maps I see The Vicarage and a church some way off called [on old maps] Saint Macra's Church, on the Western edge of Mount Edgecombe Park. One mile East of Millbrook.

I wonder if she was born at Maker Heights Barracks [MARRIED QUARTERS?] or at some lodgings nearby?

Which services used these barracks?
https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1375582  [see below]

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https://www.streetmap.co.uk/map.srf?x=243477&y=51362&z=115&sv=243477,51362&st=4&ar=y&mapp=map.srf&searchp=ids.srf&dn=631&ax=243477&ay=51362&lm=0
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https://maps.nls.uk/geo/explore/side-by-side/swipe/#zoom=17&lat=50.34760&lon=-4.18123&layers=6&right=BingHyb
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Infantry barrack block; later used by social services; disused. 1804-08, by the Ordnance Board; upper floor rebuilt 1859-60. Rubble with brick and granite dressings, rendered later to the front and ends, ridge stacks truncated, with slate hipped roof PLAN: I-shaped plan with double-depth officers' quarters to the South end, 3 single-depth barrack rooms to each floor.

EXTERIOR: 2 storeys; 3:8:3-window range. A symmetrical front with the end sections set forward, with 2 ashlar porches 6 bays from the ends with pilasters, cornice, and blocking course, the left-hand one back-to-back, with gun slits and openings to sides; horned 6/6 pane sashes boarded at time of survey (1995), the windows to the officers' end have label moulds. 3-window S-return has a 2-storey porch and label moulds. North end has a doorway and external stair. Unrendered rear with more pronounced end projections, and a central external stair of granite treads, formerly with iron rails, with 2 opposing flights joining to one up to later brick platform.

INTERIOR: officers' section, not accessible from the main range, has an axial corridor with a stair flight from the entrance hall with uncut string, column newel and stick balusters, a 4-centred fanlight at the end of the hall, and rooms with cast-iron fire surrounds with pulvinated frieze and shelf above, panelled doors and shutters. The central section has 3 barrack rooms with king post roofs and tiled fire surrounds, with some simple timber fittings. The North end double depth with a large fireplace in the party wall, possibly later.

HISTORY: A typical though now rare C18 plan, in which officers and men shared the same range. Originally with timber and tile-hung upper storey. Maker was a barracks for over 200 infantry to protect the Heights overlooking Devonport Dockyard, for a garrison manning the line of 1782 redoubts Nos 1-4 (SAM). It was built as part of an extended building campaign during the Revolutionary War, to protect Devonport Dockyard. This is the most complete and unaltered example in England of a small garrison barracks from this significant period, and includes many of the ancillary buildings within a defensible site. (Exeter Archaeology Report: Pye A: Maker Barracks: 1994-; Transactions of Devon Association for Advancement of Science: Breihan J. Barracks in Devon during the Revolutionary & Napoleonic Wars: 1990

ANSTRUTHER,Worldwide
BENNETT,
BRETT, Sligo
CARNEGIE,
CROCKFORD Hampshire.
ELLIOT,
GAUNTLETT, Worldwide
HEAL, HEALE, HELE, Chew Magna, Somerset
HENRY, Sligo
POPE, London docklands,
PRIDDY, Devon,
STANDERWICK, Somerset,
RIPPINGILLE
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