MHG59062 - Drill Hall - Joss Street, Invergordon
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Type and Period (2)
- DRILL HALL (20th Century - 1901 AD to 2000 AD)
- NISSEN HUT (20th Century - 1901 AD to 2000 AD)
- None recorded
Osborne (2006) records a drill hall in Joss Street in 1914, when it was the base for "F" Company, 4th battalion, Seaforth Highlanders. It does not appear on the 2nd edition OS 1:2500 map (surveyed 1904). He notes that the hall has since been demolished. The exact location and when it was demolished are unclear.
Three large nissan type huts were used as the Invergordon Drill Hall to the rear of some prefab housing built on the N side of Joass Street. It is unclear when they first became used as the drill hall, as they were visible in a aerial image in June 1947, and may have been in use as military buildings during the Second World War.
The original Drill Hall was destroyed by fire (see MHG57136) in 1953-4.
Recorded as part of HS/RCAHMS World War One Audit Project, 2013. <1> <2> <3>
- --- SHG28008 Text/Publication/Volume: Osbourne, M. 2006. Always Ready: Drill Halls of Britain's Volunteer Forces. pp. 280.
- <1> SHG23282 Interactive Resource/Online Database: RCAHMS. Canmore, online database of the Royal Commission for the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland (RCAHMS). 331787. XY
- <2> SHG27124 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> SHG28062 Collection/Project Archive: Kilpatrick, A K. 2014. RCAHMS World War One Survey Project. Digital. No. 438.
|Grid reference||Centred NH 7080 6866 (40m by 40m)|
|Geographical Area||ROSS AND CROMARTY|
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External Links (1)
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/331787/invergordon-joss-street-drill-hall (Link to online HES Canmore record)
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