|Newcastle upon Tyne|
Fenham Barracks just visible with the stone wall on the right
|Ministry of Defence|
'D' Squadron (The Northumberland Hussars) |
201 (Northern) Field Hospital
Fenham Barracks is a military installation in Barrack Road, Newcastle upon Tyne.
History[edit | edit source]
The site was acquired by the War Office from Newcastle Corporation in 1804 and, following the construction of three barrack blocks, became the home of units of the 6th (Inniskilling) Dragoons under the name of Newcastle Barracks in 1806. Duties included putting down the Chartism movement riots in the 1840s. Units of the Royal Horse Artillery arrived in 1846 and units of the Royal Northumberland Fusiliers move in during the 1870s. Following the Childers Reforms the barracks became the depot of both the Royal Northumberland Fusiliers and the Durham Light Infantry in 1884.
The Royal Northumberland Fusiliers museum opened at Fenham Barracks in 1929 and remained there after the Royal Northumberland Fusiliers were absorbed into the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers in 1962. The Royal Northumberland Fusiliers museum finally moved out to Alnwick Castle in 1970.
References[edit | edit source]
- "The Building Of Newcastle Barracks (later known as Fenham Barracks". http://cameron.uk.tripod.com/leazes/history.html. Retrieved 29 March 2014.
- "Durham Light Infantry museum". http://www.lookwide.org.uk/store/b65c63947466f2d2bb3d1354fac0d6d3.pdf. Retrieved 29 March 2014.
- "Durham Light Infantry Museum". http://www.cornucopia.org.uk/html/search/verb/GetRecord/6795. Retrieved 29 March 2014.
- "Regimental Headquarters or Depot". http://www.durhamrecordoffice.org.uk/Pages/AdvancedSearchCatalogueDetail.aspx?SearchType=Param&SearchID=6569a862-51b3-4cd9-a63f-a1ff2270bf9d&ItemID=165128. Retrieved 29 March 2014.
- "About the museum". http://www.northumberlandfusiliers.org.uk/about.php. Retrieved 29 March 2014.
- "201 Field Hospital". Ministry of Defence. http://www.army.mod.uk/medical-services/29925.aspx. Retrieved 29 March 2014.
Further reading[edit | edit source]
- Hewitson, Thomas (1999). A Soldier's Life: The story of Newcastle Barracks. Tyne Bridge Publishing. ISBN 978-1857950991.
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