The barracks were one storey military barracks divided into living accommodation of kitchen, 2 bedrooms, sitting room and toilet. The walls were of large hollow single blocks (often painted by occupants to show the joins - see photos). The ceiling was the roof. The barracks were arranged in lines up the valley running from nearby Mansel Lacy to Yazor.
The photo shows barracks in the background:
Each contained a stove with a chimney pipe running up to the roof:
Occupants often built a porch...
...cultivated small garden plots...
...supplemented by the odd goat...
...or chickens kept in coops (as in the background here):
Wealthier camp residents saved up for a car...
...and many made use of herring barrels after eating the contents!
Tin tubs were used for bathing kids (the tub is on an old ammunition box, the kettle on the stove)
As residents left Foxley, barracks were rented out to other needy people (e.g. Irish families) or simply demolished.
Blocks of barracks were connected with covered corridors, often with walls going half way or right up to the corridor roof
Each barrack living unit had a coal bunker by the front door...
...and small gardens between barracks (the Manor is in the background).
Details of the barrack construction and layout can be seen in some photos