Sydney Architecture Images- Eastern Suburbs

Victoria Barracks

architect

George Barney

location

Oxford Street, Paddington 

date

1841-8 

style

Victorian Regency army barracks via Indian Empire

construction

Sandstone with verandahs

type

Government
  The entrance to Victoria Barracks
 
Victoria Barracks is an army base in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. The Barracks is in the suburb of Paddington, between Oxford St and Moore Park Rd, just north of the Moore Park and Sydney Cricket Ground complex.

The Regency style barracks building was constructed of Hawksbury sandstone by convicts between 1841 and 1846. It was originally occupied by a regiment of the British Army. The British troops vacated the Barracks in 1870.

The Barracks was the premier military training site in Australia for many years, from its completion until after Federation in 1901.

Today, Victoria Barracks houses the Headquarters Land Command and Headquarters Training Command. It is open to visitors on Sundays from 10am until 3pm.

 

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