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St. Augustine in Saint Johns County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

British Quarters

 
 
British Quarters Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 2, 2011
1. British Quarters Marker
Inscription. During the American Revolution, St. Augustine was a base for British military activity in the South. The English added second floors in this and other rooms to make more space for storage and quarters.
 
Location. 29° 53.877′ N, 81° 18.697′ W. Marker is in St. Augustine, Florida, in Saint Johns County. Marker is on South Castillo Drive (State Road A1A), on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Located inside the Castillo de San Marcos. Marker is in this post office area: Saint Augustine FL 32084, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Chapel of St. Mark (here, next to this marker); Northern Defense Lines (a few steps from this marker); Lines of Defense (a few steps from this marker); Indian Prisoners (a few steps from this marker); St. Paul's Bastion (a few steps from this marker); Plaza-Courtyard (within shouting distance of this marker); Well (within shouting distance of this marker); La Necesaria (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in St. Augustine.
 
Also see . . .  Castillo de San Marcos National Monument. NPS website. (Submitted on August 26, 2011, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesWar, US Revolutionary
 
British Quarters Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 2, 2011
2. British Quarters Marker
Quarters in the Castillo image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 2, 2011
3. Quarters in the Castillo
Looking from the tereplen at the quarters of the Castillo. The British added additional floors inside the high arched casemates.
Inside the British Quarters image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 2, 2011
4. Inside the British Quarters
The British placed wooden flooring to divide the casemates horizontally. The bunks were designed to sleep four men (two on top and two on bottom).
Original Interior Configuration image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain
5. Original Interior Configuration
Note the high arched ceiling and the beam holes in the walls where the British hung the second floor.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 414 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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