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I read the history of this barracks before, I’m not 100% sure about the central range but when the barracks was built the Palatine square was completely enclosed with access via archways. The walls were built of rubble masonry with cut stone outer facing. Shortly after the barracks opened it was found that there was not enough fresh air circulating around the barrack square and the rubble masonry stared to smell foul. This resulted in soldiers fainting on the parade ground in summer. The problem was solved by comppletely openeing the four corners of the square. This may have something to do with the central range.



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