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Report - ROAC Barracks, Marchington, Staffordshire – August 2019


_motionlessinmike

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Royal Army Ordnance Corp Marchington, was built around 1957 and dealt with the supply and maintenance of weaponry and munitions and various other military equipment until 1993 when the corp amalgamated with the Royal Logistics Corp. It was also a Central Vehicle Depot during this time until the barracks closed in 1970, and the Territorial Army took over until finally closing the site in the early 1980s.

Marchington also housed the Army`s fleet of Green Goddesses which came under the jurisdiction of the Office Of The Deputy Prime Minister.

There are currently plans to build 80 new homes on the 9.3 hectare site.


Few snaps from here. The 6 barracks are completely stripped but I haven’t seen it reported on for ages.


The layout of the site from the air courtesy of Google Earth

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Absolutely loads of work by the corpse guy

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Thanks for looking.
 

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Royal Army Ordnance Corp Marchington, was built around 1957 and dealt with the supply and maintenance of weaponry and munitions and various other military equipment until 1993 when the corp amalgamated with the Royal Logistics Corp. It was also a Central Vehicle Depot during this time until the barracks closed in 1970, and the Territorial Army took over until finally closing the site in the early 1980s
While it is correct to say the RAOC dealt with the supply and maintenance of weaponry and munitions and various other military equipment until it merged with the RLC in 1993 -

Marchington camp (Saint Barbra's Barracks) was built to replace a earlier WW2 hutted camp to service CVD Marchington just down the road which stored and maintained B (soft-skinned) vehicles and was closed under the Mcload reorganisation in 1965 at which time part of the depot became a 'Civil Defence' reserve depot including low tech vehicles such as Bedford RL Trucks, Land Rovers and other vehicles including Bedford RLHZ Self Propelled Pump, a fire engine originally used by the Auxiliary Fire Service (AFS), which was based on the Army Bedford RL these remained under the control of the Home Office after the disbandment of the Civil Defence Corps. These were finely replaced by placing retiring county fire engines into a new reserve fleet called 'Red Godesses' and a number of speclist units as described here for the London Fire Service.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/London_Fire_Brigade_appliances#Incident_response_unit

Most of what was CVD Marchington is now an Industrial Estate. The camp itself was closed in 1990 not 1980
 

_motionlessinmike

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An interesting read. I spent quite a bit of time in the industrial complex in 2015 when the company I worked for rented out storage space there. No surviving photos unfortunately!
 

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Marchington Industrial Estate, Stubby Lane, Uttoxeter, ST14 8LP

Ariel view of what was Central Vehicle Depot (CVD) Marchington which the barracks once housed its military staff with derelict camp at top right.
 

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