MHG36769 - Drill Hall - Dempster Street, Wick
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Type and Period (1)
- DRILL HALL (Modern - 1901 AD to 2100 AD)
- None recorded
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User: Admin, Date: Wed 13 Oct 2004
In 1903, the Wick Volunteer Artillery Company bought the former Free Church, and converted it into a Drill Hall. First shown as a drill hall on the 2nd edition Ordnance Survey map. <1> <2>
The Dempster Street drill hall is a late Victorian chapel-like building, erected as a drill hall, with large upstairs windows to the hall. It is marked on the 2nd edition OS 1:2500 map. In 1914 the hall was base for "F" Company, 5th battalion Seaforth Highlanders. It is still in use as a drill hall, Army information centre and cadet centre.
Recorded as part of HS/RCAHMS World War One Audit Project, 2013. <3> <4> <5>
- --- Text/Publication/Volume: Osbourne, M. 2006. Always Ready: Drill Halls of Britain's Volunteer Forces. pp. 292.
- <1> Text/Publication/Article: Watson, G. 1996. The Artillery Batteries at Mey and Castletown (Caithness Field Club Bulletin Vol. 5 Number 8). Caithness Fld Club Bulletin. Volume 5, Number 8.
- <2> Image/Map: Ordnance Survey. 1906. Ordnance Survey 2nd edition 25 inch map: Caithness. Digital.
- <3> Interactive Resource/Online Database: RCAHMS. Canmore, online database of the Royal Commission for the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland (RCAHMS). 183531.
- <4> 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. 57, Table 29.
- <5> Collection/Project Archive: Kilpatrick, A K. 2014. RCAHMS World War One Survey Project. Digital. No. 390.
|Grid reference||Centred ND 3633 5060 (38m by 35m)|
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- https://canmore.org.uk/site/183531 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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