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CAT Report 711: summary

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Historic building recording at the decommissioned Hyderabad and Meeanee Barracks, Colchester, Essex - April 2013
by Chris Lister
(with contributions from -)

Date report completed: September 2013
Location: former Hyderabad and Meeanee Barracks, Colchester, Essex
Map reference(s): TM 0002 2439 (c)
File size: 20,771 kb
Project type: Historic building recording
Significance of the results: *
Keywords: barracks

Summary. A programme of building recording was carried out by the Colchester Archaeological Trust on surviving structures at the decommissioned Hyderabad and Meeanee Barracks on Colchester Garrison. These include the original Guard House, Brigade Offices and Officers’ Mess and Quarters of Meeanee Barracks, and the Officers’ Mess and Quarters and the Regimental Institute of Hyderabad Barracks. All are brick buildings dating from the late 19th century/early 20th century, with later additions and alterations. The significance of the buildings lies in their association with past military events and the sea change in military thinking after the Crimean War that is reflected in the layout and design of the buildings.