MHG21875 - Drill and meeting hall - Victoria Hall, High Street, Cromarty
The Victoria Hall, Cromarty, a late C19 former drill hall with later extensions.
Type and Period (3)
- RECREATION CENTRE (Modern - 1901 AD to 2100 AD)
- MEETING HALL (19th Century to 21st Century - 1887 AD to 2100 AD)
- DRILL HALL (19th Century to 20th Century - 1887 AD to 2000 AD?)
The Victoria Hall, Cromarty, was designed by Andrew Maitland & Sons in 1887, with a small extension added to the east before 1938.
Black Isle Local Plan, Sept. 1985: P71/7.23. POLICY - The Victoria Hall and adjoining playing fields should continue to be used as an integrated leisure and recreational facility for Cromarty.
J Aitken : 05/06/01.
Not on 1st ed OS. Plans for alterations & extensions to the Hall 03/00280/FULRC - HAW 4/2003
The Victoria Hall was built as a drill hall in 1887 for the Artillery Volunteers. It is a single-storey church-like building with double round-headed doors and a wheel window with clock on the street-facing gable. In 1914 it was the base for No. 2 Company, North Scottish Royal Garrison Artillery, which manned some of the coast defences for the Invergordon Naval Base.
Recorded as part of HS/RCAHMS World War One Audit Project 2013. <1> <2> <3>
The building was assessed and considered for designation by Historic Environment Scotland as part of the Drill Halls Listing Review 2015-16 and was visited on 29/04/2015. The exterior and interior were both seen during the visit. It was recommended that the building be listed at Category C. <4>
The building was listed at Category C by Historic Environment Scotland in 2016. <5>
- --- Text/Publication/Volume: Osbourne, M. 2006. Always Ready: Drill Halls of Britain's Volunteer Forces. pp.271.
- <1> Interactive Resource/Online Database: RCAHMS. Canmore, online database of the Royal Commission for the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland (RCAHMS). 105837.
- <2> Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Barclay, G.J.. 2014. The Built Heritage of the First World War in Scotland: The report of a project commissioned by Historic Scotland & RCAHMS. Unaffiliated. Digital. pp. 64, table 43.
- <3> Collection/Project Archive: Kilpatrick, A K. 2014. RCAHMS World War One Survey Project. Digital. No. 436.
- <4> Text/Designation Notification/List of Buildings: Historic Environment Scotland. 2016. Assessment against the listing criteria: Victoria Hall, High Street, Cromarty. Historic Environment Scotland. 13/04/2016. Digital.
- <5> Text/Designation Notification/List of Buildings: Fraser, D.. 2016. New listings and amendments: results of the Drill Hall Review Project. Historic Environment Scotland. 08/06/2016. Digital.
|Grid reference||Centred NH 7872 6744 (28m by 39m)|
|Geographical Area||ROSS AND CROMARTY|
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External Links (2)
- http://portal.historicenvironment.scot/designation/LB52384 (View online designation description (Historic Environment Scotland))
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/105837 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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