British Cavalry Regimental Depots 1804 – 1812

By Steve Brown

The following table, extracted from Army Lists and the London Gazette, shows the known locations of British army regimental depots in the period 1804 to 1812. ‘Depot’ in this instance refers to a regimental post for the marshalling of officers on leave or reporting for duty, stores, correspondence and suchlike, rather than a ‘headquarters’ or barracks per se. Many of the depots below existed whilst one or all battalions of the regiment in question were on overseas duty (Foreign Service). It is interesting to note that, whilst the home stations of the vast majority of British army regiments of the era pay lip service to their county allegiances, the depot locations do - in many instances - more or less follow county lines.

Geographical placenames in this table follow 19th Century county titles and locations, rather than 21st Century.

Regimental Title in the 1812 Army List

Depot 1810

Depot 1811

Depot 1812

1st Regiment of Life Guards


2nd Regiment of Life Guards


Royal Regiment of Horse Guards


1st (or the King's) Regiment of Dragoon Guards


2nd (or Queen's) Regiment of Dragoon Guards


3rd (or the Prince of Wales's) Regiment of Dragoon Guards

Blatchington, Sussex

Blatchington, Sussex; Canterbury, Kent

Canterbury,  Kent

4th (or Royal Irish) Regiment of Dragoon Guards


Canterbury, Kent

Canterbury, Kent

5th (or Princess Charlotte of Wales 's) Regiment of Dragoon Guards


Canterbury,  Kent

Canterbury,  Kent

6th Regiment of Dragoon Guards


7th (or Princess Royal's) Regiment of Dragoon Guards


1st (or Royal) Regiment of Dragoons

York, Yorkshire North Riding

York, Yorkshire North Riding;  Canterbury, Kent

Canterbury,  Kent

2nd (or Royal North British) Regiment of Dragoons


3rd (or the King's Own) Regiment of Dragoons                


Canterbury,  Kent

Canterbury,  Kent

4th (or the Queen's Own) Regiment of Dragoons

Shoreham, Kent

Shoreham, Kent; Canterbury, Kent

Canterbury,  Kent

6th (or Inniskilling) Regiment of Dragoons


7th (or the Queen's Own) Regiment of Light Dragoons (Hussars)


8th (or the King's Royal Irish) Regiment of (Light) Dragoons              


9th Regiment of (Light) Dragoons                                           


Dorchester,  Dorsetshire

10th (or the Prince of Wales's won Royal) Regiment of (Light) Dragoons (Hussars)  


11th Regiment of (Light) Dragoons                


Dorchester, Dorsetshire

Dorchester, Dorsetshire

12th (or the Prince of Wales's) Regiment of (Light) Dragoons 


Blandford, Dorsetshire

Radipole, Dorsetshire

13th Regiment of (Light) Dragoons                


Arundel, Sussex; Radipole, Dorsetshire

Radipole, Dorsetshire

14th (or the Duchess of York's Own) Regiment of (Light) Dragoons

Coventry, Warwickshire

Coventry, Warwickshire; Radipole, Dorsetshire

Radipole, Dorsetshire

15th (or the King's) Regiment of (Light) Dragoons (Hussars)


16th (or the Queen's) Regiment of (Light) Dragoons

Dorchester, Dorsetshire

Dorchester, Dorsetshire

Radipole, Dorsetshire

17th Regiment of (Light) Dragoons                


18th Regiment of (Light) Dragoons (Hussars)                             


19th Regiment of (Light) Dragoons                


20th Regiment of (Light) Dragoons


21st Regiment of (Light) Dragoons                                    


22nd Regiment of (Light) Dragoons  


23rd Regiment of (Light) Dragoons  


24th Regiment of (Light) Dragoons  


25th Regiment of (Light) Dragoons  



War Office. Army Lists 1796 to 1815. London: various years.

London Gazette Website. May 2009.

Moule, Thomas. The County Maps of Old England. London: Studio Editions Ltd. 1995.

Wikipedia. Various pages. June 2009.


Placed on the Napoleon Series: August 2009


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