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

British Quarters

 
 
British Quarters Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesWar, US Revolutionary.
 
Location. 29° 53.877′ N, 81° 18.697′ W. Marker is in St. Augustine, Florida, in St. Johns County. It is in the Historic District. Marker is on South Castillo Drive (State Road A1A), on the right when traveling north. Located inside the Castillo de San Marcos. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 11 S Castillo Dr, Saint Augustine FL 32084, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Chapel of St. Mark (here, next to this marker); Weapons of War / Artillería (a few steps from 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
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(a few steps from this marker); Reading the Cannon / Claves de cañones (a few steps from this marker); Deadly Crossfire / Fuego Cruzado (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map 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.) 
 
British Quarters Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, August 2, 2011
2. British Quarters Marker
Quarters in the Castillo image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, August 2, 2011
3. Quarters in the Castillo
Looking from the terreplein 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.
Photographed 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.
Photographed 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 was last revised on January 2, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 26, 2011, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 609 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 26, 2011, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

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