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Kirkcaldy, Hunter Street, Drill Hall

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

Site Name Kirkcaldy, Hunter Street, Drill Hall

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

Alternative Name(s) War Memorial

Canmore ID 331490

Site Number NT29SE 529

NGR NT 27997 91617

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/site/331490

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Fife
  • Parish Kirkcaldy And Dysart
  • Former Region Fife
  • Former District Kirkcaldy
  • Former County Fife

World War One Audit of Surviving Remains (24 June 2013)

The drill hall appears first on the 2nd edition (1896) OS 1:2500 map as a group of buildings at the SE of the site, backing onto Hill Street with gardens to the NW. By the time of the 3rd edition (1914) a front block has appeared on Hunter Street, to the NW, forming a yard. The two blocks were linked by a long narrow building, possibly a firing range, at the S side of the yard. The front block is a four-bay, two-storey block with arts and crafts touches. Above the door is inscribed "Headquarters Office Fife County territorial Association". The complex continued to develop, with buildings in four sides of the yard and with a gated entrance onto Hunter Street. It is still in TA use.

In 1914 the the hall was HQ and drill station of "A" Squadron, Fife & Forfar Yeomanry, base of No. 5 Company Forth Royal Garrision Artillery, base of "C" Company, 7th battalion Black Watch and the HQ and base for "A" Company Highland Cyclists Battalion.

Information from HS/RCAHMS World War One Audit Project (GJB) 24 June 2013.

Activities

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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