MHG37108 - Drill Hall and Firing Range - Church Lane, Halkirk


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Type and Period (4)

  • COTTAGE (Modern - 1901 AD to 2100 AD)
  • (Former Type) CHURCH (19th Century - 1801 AD to 1900 AD)
  • FIRING RANGE (Modern - 1901 AD to 2100 AD)
  • (Former Type) DRILL HALL (19th Century to 20th Century - 1801 AD to 2000 AD)

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Full Description

The Halkirk drill hall was built as Millkirk Chapel in 1855 but had been converted to a drill hall by the time of the 2nd edition OS 1:2500 map (surveyed 1905). The front block was cottage-style with two stone porches, and the 1905 map suggests a second larger building, presumably the hall, enveloping the front block on its north and west sides. This rear structure has been demolished and the front block is now two cottages. An indoor firing range running north to south on the western edge of the property, along Church Lane, was still in military cadet use in 2008.
In 1914 the hall was base for "G" Company, 5th battalion Seaforth Highlanders.
Recorded as part of HS/RCAHMS World War One Audit Project, 2013. <1> <2> <3>

GIS spatial data created 2019 based on OS Master Map. <4>

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Grid reference Centred ND 1320 5926 (39m by 52m) (2 map features)
Map sheet ND15NW
Civil Parish HALKIRK
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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