MHG25630 - Memorial Hall - Fort Augustus
A late 19th-century public hall including a memorial to the dead of the Second World War.
Type and Period (2)
- (Former Type) DRILL HALL (Built, 19th Century - 1871 AD to 1900 AD (at some time))
- MEMORIAL HALL (Built, 19th Century - 1871 AD to 1900 AD (at some time))
NH30NE Grid Ref: NH 3793 0925
Source: O/S 1:10,000 Map, 1966.
Architect: Alexander Ross & Son (I.C. March 11, 1913)
Photographs of the war memorial plaque and a memorial plaque to Dr Dugald S Johnston MD JP were submitted to the HER in February 2010 by Martin Briscoe. <1>
Osborne records the Fort Augustus drill hall as built in 1913 and designed by Alexander Ross & Son. He describes it as having round-headed windows. The building indicated as the drill hall in the Canmore record, however, was already in position and marked as a public hall, and with the same ground plan as the building now on the site, on the 2nd edition OS 1:2500 map (1900). The identification may therefore be open to correction.
In 1914 the drill station for "A" Squadron, 1st Lovat's Scouts and drill station for "E" Company, 4th battalion Cameron Highlanders.
It remains in use as a public hall. Recorded as part of HS/RCAHMS World War One Audit Project (GJB) 19 July 2013. <2> <3> <4>
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 30/04/2015. The exterior and interior were both seen during the visit. It was recommended that the building be listed at Category C. <5>
The building was listed at Category C by Historic Environment Scotland in 2016. <6>
- --- Image/Photograph(s): Taylor, A. 02/2010. A Collection of Highland Buildings and Monuments. Colour. Yes. Digital.
- --- Text/Publication/Volume: Osbourne, M. 2006. Always Ready: Drill Halls of Britain's Volunteer Forces.
- <1> Image/Photograph(s): Briscoe, J M. 2008-11. Information and photographs of various sites submitted by Martin Briscoe. Colour. Yes. Digital.
- <2> Interactive Resource/Online Database: RCAHMS. Canmore, online database of the Royal Commission for the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland (RCAHMS). 104373.
- <3> 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. 60, Table 35.
- <4> Collection/Project Archive: Kilpatrick, A K. 2014. RCAHMS World War One Survey Project. Digital. No. 408.
- <5> Text/Designation Notification/List of Buildings: Historic Environment Scotland. 2016. Assessment against the listing criteria: War Memorial Hall (former Drill Hall), Fort Augustus. Historic Environment Scotland. 13/04/2016. Digital.
- <6> Text/Designation Notification/List of Buildings: Fraser, D.. 2016. Letter informing of the listing of War Memorial Hall (former Drill Hall), Fort Augustus. Historic Environment Scotland. 08/06/2016. Digital.
|Grid reference||Centred NH 37929 09244 (19m by 14m) (Centred)|
|Civil Parish||BOLESKINE AND ABERTARFF|
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External Links (2)
- http://portal.historicenvironment.scot/designation/LB52383 (View online designation description (Historic Environment Scotland))
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/104373 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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