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Brechin, 13 Bank Street, Drill Hall

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

Site Name Brechin, 13 Bank Street, Drill Hall

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

Alternative Name(s) A Christie, Venetian Blind Merchants

Canmore ID 193311

Site Number NO56SE 99

NGR NO 59936 60283

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Angus
  • Parish Brechin
  • Former Region Tayside
  • Former District Angus
  • Former County Angus

World War One Audit of Surviving Remains (21 June 2013)

The Bank Street, Brechin drill hall was built in 1897, designed by T M Cappon of Dundee. It comprises a handsome two-storey front block. The gable has finials over the centre bay. There is an archway with the royal coat of arms, an insription to the 2nd Volunteer Battalion of the Royal Highlanders, Black Watch and the arms of the Black watch. There is a high hall behind and a house set off to one side.

In 1914 the hall was the base for "D" Company 5th Black Watch.

Information from HS/RCAHMS World War One Audit Project (GJB) 21 June 2013.

Architecture Notes


Architect: Major Thomas Martin Cappon 1897.

Annotated 'Drill Hall' on the 2nd and Revision Editions of the OS 25-inch map (Forfarshire, 1904 and 1924).

The front elevation has a sculpture of the Black Watch badge with Lion and Unicorn, now covered by a sign over the central porch.

The building was in commercial use (1976).

Information from RCAHMS (DE), October 2008


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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