View Full Version : St Thomas District Barracks, Hampshire
28-10-2006, 7:36 PM
We have an Abel Jefferies (should be Abel Jeffries!) residing at St Thomas District Barracks in Hampshire on the 1871 census.
Please can anyone tell us where this was (Winchester?) and which regiment would have been based there?
30-10-2006, 6:50 AM
Have you looked at the description page of the enumeration book?
It says the barracks were in the parish of St Thomas, Winchester.
30-10-2006, 7:40 AM
Excellent! Thank you Peter. Er, as you appear to have access to one vital sheet that I didn't... did it happen to say which Regiment was based in the St Thomas Barracks?
30-10-2006, 9:56 AM
Er, as you appear to have access to one vital sheet that I didn't...I was looking at a widely advertised online source. Where were you looking?
...did it happen to say which Regiment was based in the St Thomas Barracks?I'm afraid not but the 60th Rifles were there in 1881.
A quick google suggests that "In 1858 the Rifle Brigade and the 60th Rifles established a joint depot in the “Kings House”, Charles II’s unfinished palace at Winchester. Rifle Regiments continued to be trained and garrisoned in the city for the next one hundred years, through the building of an Empire and two World Wars".
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