SJ8989 : Stockport Volunteer Armoury: Blue Plaque

taken 8 years ago, near to Stockport, Great Britain

Stockport Volunteer Armoury: Blue Plaque
Stockport Volunteer Armoury: Blue Plaque
A Blue Plaque on the Stockport Volunteer Armoury tower SJ8989 : Armoury Tower was unveiled by the Stockport Heritage Trust and The Metropolitan Borough of Stockport in 2007 LinkExternal link

It reads:

STOCKPORT
VOLUNTEER ARMOURY
Built in 1860
Raised by public subscription for the
4th Cheshire Battalion Rifle Volunteers
in defence against Napoleon III.
Occupied by Volunteer Regiments,
principally the 22nd (Cheshire) Regiment,
to the present day.
Stockport Armoury

The Stockport Volunteer Armoury which is Grade II listed LinkExternal link was built in 1860 and consists mainly of an octagonal tower in red brick with pointed copper cap. It was raised by public subscription for the 4th Cheshire Battalion Rifle Volunteers in defence against Napoleon III. It was opened in 1862 and has been occupied by Volunteer Regiments, principally the 22nd (Cheshire) Regiment.

It is now in use by the Territorial Army. The building has been altered with loss of the original gateway and Sergeant Major's quarters. An extension to the front in the angle between the tower and the mess/office range was probably made in the late 19th century and is shown in early 20th century photographs. A variety of other extensions and additions, mainly to the north side, were made in the mid and later 20th century.

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Date Taken
Tuesday, 14 January, 2014   (more nearby)
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Sunday, 19 January, 2014
Geographical Context
Defence, Military 
Date (from Tags)
2007  1860 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8930 8958 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:24.1759N 2:9.7441W
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Blue Plaque  Armoury  Territorial Army Centre  Stockport Heritage Trust  Stockport Metropolitan Borough  Cheshire Battalion Rifles  Napoleon 

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