ⓘ Cowley Barracks


ⓘ Cowley Barracks

The barracks were built in a Fortress Gothic Revival style at Bullingdon Green using Charlbury stone and completed in spring 1876. 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 52nd Oxfordshire Regiment of Foot and the 85th Regiment of Foot Bucks Volunteers. Following the Childers Reforms, the 43rd Monmouthshire Regiment of Foot Light Infantry and the 52nd Oxfordshire Regiment of Foot amalgamated to form the Oxfordshire Light Infantry with its depot at the barracks in 1881.

After the reform of prices in the Oxfordshire light infantry became the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire light infantry in 1908. Many recruits enlisted in the barracks in the early stages of the First world war.

The original proposal for the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire light infantry war memorial was the site outside the barracks. Not every website can be found there, so instead it was built on a hill, grew up at the junction of Church Cowley road.

In Oxfordshire & Museum light infantry Buckinghamshire was established in the barracks in 1925 and during the Second world war the barracks was used as the basis for home guard.

In Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire light infantry left the barracks in 1959 and, despite a quarter of people have been saved, the save was subsequently demolished. The Museum collection was moved from Cowley barracks to the Park territorial military base, the Slade at that time.

Between 1980 and 1992, the national headquarters of the United Kingdom warning and monitoring organization was posted on the website. In cooperation with this organization was the headquarters of No 3 Oxford Group Royal observer corps. The website is now owned by the Oxford Brookes University who built student accommodation on the site.

15 Aug 2019 baseboards were represented at the parade of green student housing in the way James Wolfe in memory of the barracks.

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  • housed in Rio Grande Park in former Civilian Conservation Corps CCC barracks that had been built in the 1930s. The site was located north of the present
  • military presence was established in the city with the completion of Cowley Barracks in 1876. Local government in Oxford was reformed by the Municipal Corporations