Duddeston Barracks

Duddeston Barracks

Duddeston Barracks
Duddeston Barracks
Location within West Midlands
Coordinates 52°29′06″N 1°52′44″W / 52.485°N 1.879°W / 52.485; -1.879Coordinates: 52°29′06″N 1°52′44″W / 52.485°N 1.879°W / 52.485; -1.879
Type Barracks
Site information
Owner War Office
Operator  British Army
Site history
Built 1793
Built for War Office
In use 1793–1932

Duddeston Barracks was a military installation in Great Brook Street, Duddeston, Birmingham, England.


The barracks were commissioned as part of the response to the Priestley Riots; they were designed by John Rawsthorne and completed in 1793.[1] Although intended for cavalry regiments, they were used by the Royal Horse Artillery from 1878[2] and became the home of 1st South Midland Field Ambulance during the First World War.[3] The barracks were demolished in 1932 and the site is now occupied by the maisonettes of the Ashcroft Estate.[4]


  1. "Architect: John Rawstorne/John Rawsthorne". Eighteenth century Birmingham. Retrieved 9 October 2016.
  2. Soden, Iain. "Late Post-Medieval Coventry: Resource Assessment c1750-1940". University of Birmingham. Retrieved 9 October 2016.
  3. "1st South Midland Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps". Wartime memories project. Retrieved 9 October 2016.
  4. "The Ashcroft Estate". William Dargue. Retrieved 9 October 2016.
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