ⓘ Copthorne Barracks


ⓘ Copthorne Barracks

The barracks were built between 1877 and 1881 and initially included a hospital, married quarters, stabling and stores. Their creation took place as part of the Cardwell Reforms which encouraged the localisation of British military forces. The barracks became the depot for the 43rd Monmouthshire Regiment of Foot and the 53rd Shropshire Regiment of Foot. Following the Childers Reforms, the 53rd Shropshire Regiment of Foot amalgamated with the 85th Regiment of Foot Bucks Volunteers to form the Kings Shropshire Light Infantry with its depot in the barracks in 1881.

Barack went on to become the regional centre for infantry training as light infantry brigade depot in 1960.

In 1972 in the West Midlands area was created with headquarters at copthorne barracks. In the early 1980-ies of the Western district of Edinburgh became the "Western district". In 1991, the first minor districts were combined North-West district, a former West Midlands district after the West County and Wales to form the new Wales and Western district. Enlarged district was disbanded on the formation of the Command of Land headquarters in 1995.

Kings Shropshire light infantry Museum was first established in copthorne barracks, but moved to Shrewsbury castle in 1985.

The copthorne barracks and headquarters of the 5th infantry division for the period from 1995, the division was disbanded in 2012.

It was also the administrative headquarters of the British armys regional 143 West Midlands brigade to the 11th signal brigade and 143 brigade West Midlands merged to form the 11th signal brigade and headquarters West Midlands in November 2014. After the merger, the officers moved in Venning barracks in Donnington, Telford 11 teams base signal.

The barracks also stays at home two reserve army divisions, e-company, 8th battalion, rifles and 202 Midlands field hospital drill, whose halls within its perimeter.

In November 2014, the Ministry of defence has announced part of the barracks stand for the departure of the 143 excess of the crew requirements and officially put it up for sale. The exception is 0.193 ha of land used by army reserve Center, which will remain the property of the Ministry.

In July 2016 the organization of the defense infrastructure, applied for planning permission Shropshire Council to demolish 40 buildings in the barracks while the retaining wall border, sale.

The site was sold in may 2018 website builders Bellway homes, which in December 2018 has received approval from the Council of Shropshire to build 216 homes, and permission to start demolition work to clear the space. Purchased buildings will be completely demolished only the part of the 19th century, which will be retained for conversion to apartments. The development will be called Copthorn to keep.

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  • Shropshire Regiment of Foot, and assigned to district no. 21 at Copthorne Barracks in Shrewsbury. On 1 July 1881 the Childers Reforms came into effect