NS9368 : WW1 Drill Hall site, Armadale

taken 5 years ago, near to Armadale, West Lothian, Great Britain

WW1 Drill Hall site, Armadale
WW1 Drill Hall site, Armadale
On James Street, Armadale, this was the site of a WW1 drill hall of the 10th (Cyclist) Battalion, Royal Scots (C Company) Link. It was later used as a Catholic chapel, and then as a builder's yard but burnt down in a fire that necessitated evacuation of houses on James Street and High Academy Street. It was demolished about 5 years ago. I was told that the shooting range had lead-lined walls to absorb bullets, and the value of lead recovered at demolition covered the cost of the site purchase.
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NS9368, 24 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Saturday, 23 August, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 23 August, 2014
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Historic sites and artefacts  Village, Rural settlement  Derelict, Disused 
Primary Subject of Photo
Demolition Site 
Near (from Tags)
Armadale 
Place (from Tags)
West Lothian 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 9366 6838 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:53.8055N 3:42.1279W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 9363 6837
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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