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Brora, Gower Street, Drill Hall

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

Site Name Brora, Gower Street, Drill Hall

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

Alternative Name(s) Library, Ta Centre

Canmore ID 331773

Site Number NC90SW 90

NGR NC 90557 03859

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/site/331773

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Clyne
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Sutherland
  • Former County Sutherland

World War One Audit of Surviving Remains (17 July 2013)

The Gower Street drill hall is reported by Osborne (2006) as being of pre-First World War date. It seems to have replaced an earlier hall, marked on the 2nd edition 1:2500 map only 50m to the north (see NC90SW 57). The building has imposing harled façade with stone detailing, door and window surrounds, and two plain pillars flanking the door. Above the door is a triple window with pediment with round window above. There is a single bay on both sides. The hall lies behind. A building and indoor firing range which is still in use as a drill hall/TA centre lies behind the former Drill Hall.

In 1914 the building was drill station for "F" Squadron, 2nd Lovat's Scouts and base for "D" Company, 5th battalion, Seaforth Highlanders.

It is now in use as a community centre/library.

Information from HS/RCAHMS World War One Audit Project (GJB) 17 July 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.

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