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Fort Augustus, Territorial Drill Hall

Drill Hall (First World War)(Possible), Hall (Period Unassigned), War Memorial (20th Century)

Site Name Fort Augustus, Territorial Drill Hall

Classification Drill Hall (First World War)(Possible), Hall (Period Unassigned), War Memorial (20th Century)

Alternative Name(s) War Memorial Hall

Canmore ID 104373

Site Number NH30NE 44

NGR NH 37929 09243

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Boleskine And Abertarff
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Inverness
  • Former County Inverness-shire

World War One Audit of Surviving Remains (19 July 2013)

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.

Information from HS/RCAHMS World War One Audit Project (GJB) 19 July 2013.

Architecture Notes

NH30NE Grid Ref: NH 3793 0925

Source: O/S 1:10,000 Map, 1966.

Architect: Alexander Ross & Son (I.C. March 11, 1913)


Project (March 2013 - September 2013)

A project to characterise the quantity and quality of the Scottish resource of known surviving remains of the First World War. Carried out in partnership between Historic Scotland and RCAHMS.

Project (February 2014 - July 2014)

A data upgrade project to record war memorials.


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