Crimean War

Topic 3: Crimean War

The Crimean War (1853-1856) exposed a multiplicity of defects in the British armed forces, and demands were made for reform.

The most noticeable impact of these reforms was the building of new barracks in almost every town. Significant examples can be seen in the Sobaon Barracks in Lincoln and the Sandon Road Barracks in Grantham, where the gun racks can still be seen lining the gateway.

Sandon Road Barracks in Grantham. (Photo: Heritage Trust of Lincolnshire)

Surviving gun rack at Sandon Road Barracks. (Photo: Heritage Trust of Lincolnshire)