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Burniston Barracks
Type Barracks
Coordinates Latitude: 54.295653
Longitude: -0.415699
Built 1861
In use 1861-1992
Ministry of Defence

Burniston Barracks was a military installation at Burniston, near Scarborough.


The barracks were built as a training base for the Royal Artillery and were completed in 1861.[1] The barracks were reallocated for wider military use in 1906 and during the First World War they served as the 3rd cavalry depot providing accommodation for the 10th Royal Hussars, the 14th King's Hussars, the 18th Royal Hussars and the 20th Hussars.[2] Between the wars units of the Royal Corps of Signals were based at the barracks.[3]

In April 1940, during the Second World War, five German airmen who had been rescued after there aircraft had been shot down were held at the barracks.[4] The barracks were decommissioned in January 1992 and demolished in December 1993.[5] Plans to develop the site as a water park have been submitted to the local authority.[6]


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