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Bridgetown, Saint Michael, Barbados
 

Royal Artillery Barracks

Barbados Garrison

 
 
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By J. Makali Bruton, May 27, 2019
1. Royal Artillery Barracks Marker
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Royal Artillery Barracks
Built in 1812
Known today as Stafford House.

The second storey arches were added after much of that floor was damaged during the 1831 hurricane. Originally used by the Artillery, this building was also later used to store the instruments of the military band.

Sold in 1906, it served as a guest house and apartments and finally offices, after its renovation in the early 1980’s.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraForts and CastlesMan-Made Features. A significant historical year for this entry is 1812.
 
Location. 13° 4.83′ N, 59° 36.409′ W. Marker is in Bridgetown, Saint Michael. Marker is on Garrison Road just north of Hastings Main Road (Route H7), on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bridgetown, Saint Michael BB14038, Barbados. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Main Guard (within shouting distance of this marker); Monument to Those Lost in the 1831 Hurricane (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Engineer’s Office & Quarters (about 120 meters away); Commissariat for the British Commission
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By J. Makali Bruton, May 27, 2019
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(about 150 meters away); Barbados Independence Monument (about 150 meters away); Commonwealth War Graves (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Errol Walton Barrow (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); The Barbados Military Cemetery (approx. 0.4 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bridgetown.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 8, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 8, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 84 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 8, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.

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