Sunday, May 27, 2007

Jellalabad Court


This is part of Jellalabad Court, which is in turn part of the old Jellalabad Barracks which has been converted to accomodation. One of the flats sold here for £135 000 recently, although it is not described as a flat but a 'one bedroom apartment'.
In their day the barracks must have been huge, it seems that everywhere you walk around that area you see something that must have been part of the military, from smaller houses to flag poles.

The barracks housed the Somerset Light Infantry (Prince Albert's) who were raised in 1685 for King James and finally bit the dust when they amalgamated with the Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry in 1959 and became the Somerset and Cornwall Light Infantry. When I joined my regiment in 1984 I seem to remember there being only one or two battalions of Light Infantry so they must have amalgamated again sometime between 1959 and the 80's.

The final part of the armed forces to use the barracks seems to have been the Royal Army Pay Corps as they didn't leave the place until June 1987 when they moved to Exeter. Even the pay corps have bit the dust now as they amalgamated with several other administration units to become the Adjutant Generals Corp.

and no jokes about dodgy piercings please...

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5 Comments:

Blogger Abraham Lincoln said...

A nice idea to convert old buildings into living places. Our nearby Dayton, Ohio is beginning to do that instead of tearing the buildings down.

I have some good news:

The three baby robins are on their way to Meet the World. I miss them already. It was quite an emotional experience.
Brookville Daily Photo

12:37 PM  
Blogger Gerald England said...

Thanks for comment on todays pic at Hyde DP -- I've posted there a reply.

3:27 PM  
Blogger A said...

Well HMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM then Mark!

We need to see some PIX of your dodgy piercings then!

Didn't know you HAD any Dodgy B...I mean MOUNTAIN boy! LOL!

;)x

4:32 PM  
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5:56 PM  
Blogger Dsole said...

ok, no jokes.
I like the style of the building!

8:50 PM  

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