The Old Barracks, Lincoln

The Old Barracks is a former military installation in Burton Road, Lincoln. It is a Grade II listed building.[1]

The Old Barracks
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The Old Barracks
The Old Barracks is located in Lincolnshire
The Old Barracks
The Old Barracks
Location within Lincolnshire
Coordinates53°14′16″N 0°32′40″W / 53.2379°N 0.5444°W / 53.2379; -0.5444Coordinates: 53°14′16″N 0°32′40″W / 53.2379°N 0.5444°W / 53.2379; -0.5444
Site history
Built forWar Office
In use1857-1963
Listed Building – Grade II
Designated15 August 1973
Reference no.1388474


The "old barracks" in Lincoln were designed by Henry Goddard for the North Lincoln Militia and completed in 1857.[2] In 1873 a system of recruiting areas based on counties was instituted under the Cardwell Reforms and the barracks became the depot for the two battalions of the 10th (North Lincolnshire) Regiment of Foot.[3] The regiment moved to the "new barracks" further north on Burton Road in 1880.[4]

The building was vacant until 1901 when it became the headquarters of the Lincolnshire Yeomanry.[2] The regiment was mobilised at the old barracks in August 1914 before being deployed to Salonika.[5] The building remained the headquarters of the Lincolnshire Yeomanry until it was disbanded in 1920.[2] It then became the headquarters of the 60th Field Regiment, Royal Artillery, a Territorial Army unit, in 1922.[6] The regiment was mobilised at the old barracks in September 1939 before being deployed to France with the British Expeditionary Force.[6] The regiment was disbanded at the end of the war without ever returning to the barracks.[6]

After the war the building was used by the 49th (East Midlands) Armoured Workshop Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers and then by the 70th Communication Zone Workshop Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers before being vacated in 1963.[4] The old barracks became home to the Museum of Lincolnshire Life in July 1969.[2]


  1. ^ Historic England. "Museum of Lincolnshire Life (1388474)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 9 December 2017.
  2. ^ a b c d "Museum of Lincolnshire Life: History". Lincolnshire County Council. Retrieved 9 December 2017.
  3. ^ "Training Depots". Archived from the original on 10 February 2006. Retrieved 16 October 2016.
  4. ^ a b "Museum of Lincolnshire Life Conservation Management Plan". Lincolnshire County Council. p. 27. Retrieved 9 December 2017.
  5. ^ Baker, Chris. "The Lincolnshire Yeomanry". The Long, Long Trail. Retrieved 6 April 2015.
  6. ^ a b c "60th Field Regiment, Royal Artillery" (PDF). Lincoln Museums. 2013. Retrieved 9 December 2017.