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Roy Bridge, Drill Hall

Drill Hall (19-20th Century), Drill Hall (First World War), Hall (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Roy Bridge, Drill Hall

Classification Drill Hall (19-20th Century), Drill Hall (First World War), Hall (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Roybridge, Memorial Hall

Canmore ID 108169

Site Number NN28SE 30

NGR NN 26979 81374

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Kilmonivaig
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Lochaber
  • Former County Inverness-shire

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

The Roy Bridge Memorial Hall, built as a drill hall by John Rhind in 1869, was the base for 10 Corps Inverness-shire Rifle Volunteers. In 1903 the Lovat's Scouts took over the hall and added stables, a riding school and practice ground nearby. In 1914 the hall was the base for "A" Squadron, 1st Lovat's Scouts.

The building is T-shaped with a ground floor and attic with round-headed window at the front. The building was sold for 'community uses' in '1947.

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

Recording Your Heritage Online

Roybridge Memorial Hall, John Rhind, 1869. Built as a drill hall, with small dwelling and projecting wing for former post office and store, this unpretentious focus to the village was acquired in 1947 for community uses of 'physical and mental training, and social, moral and intellectual development'; its future is now uncertain.

Taken from "Western Seaboard: An Illustrated Architectural Guide", by Mary Miers, 2007. Published by the Rutland Press

Architecture Notes

REFERENCE - Scottish Record Office

Payment for mason work 1871 GD 128/12/1


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.


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