NY4056 : The former Drill Hall, frontage on Strand Road

taken 6 years ago, near to Carlisle, Cumbria, Great Britain

The former Drill Hall, frontage on Strand Road
The former Drill Hall, frontage on Strand Road
Built in 1874 for the Carlisle Rifle Volunteers, part of a national part-time defence force. During the First World War the East Cumberland National Shell Factory occupied the building, producing up to 4,000 shells a week - for more information see English Heritage PastScape LinkExternal link (photos available at Cumbria Image Bank LinkExternal link , search for Strand Road ). At other times the large hall to the rear was used for activities such as concerts, roller skating, political meetings and wrestling, most recently it was a sports centre.
When this picture was taken the building was empty and dilapidated. The site has since been redeveloped by Carlisle College as a Digital and Creative Arts Centre. Most of the old structure was demolished, but this facade has been retained and incorporated into the new building - see NY4056 : New arts complex for Carlisle College under construction .
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Date Taken
Sunday, 3 March, 2013   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 9 September, 2014
Geographical Context
Educational sites  Defence, Military 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 4038 5611 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:53.7689N 2:55.8681W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 4039 5613
View Direction
South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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Drill Hall  Strand Road  Carlisle College 

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