Old Drill Hall

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Building summary
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Name 1 and 2, The Old Drill Hall
Address South Street, Falkland
Postcode KY15 7AT
Other names Drill Hall
Burgher Chapel
Independent Chapel
Industrial Chapel
Date 1830
See map Map D (44)
OS grid ref NO 2545 0726
Latitude & longitude
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Canmore listing details[1]
Address/Site Name Falkland, South Street, Drill Hall

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

World War One Audit of Surviving Remains

A drill hall is marked on the 2nd and 3rd epoch OS 1:2500 maps of the town, the latter surveyed in 1912-13. The building was previous annotated as an 'Independent Chapel' on the 1st edition of the OS 6-inch map. The hall is not included in Osborne's (2006) drill hall survey and it is not known which unit used it. Now converted into two semi-detached houses. Information from HS/RCAHMS World War One Audit Project (GJB) 23 October 2013.

The Old Drill Hall is a former chapel, then drill hall, in South Street, Falkland, now converted into two private houses.

Previous uses

Chapel, drill hall.

Further references

"... the old Burgher Chapel, a rubble box with round-arched windows, dated 1830."[2] "Drill Hall. Originally a Burgher chapel (a Presbyterian denomination originating in the 18th century). Now two private houses. Treasurer; Andrew Lister."[3]

"We understand that Captain Cusin has purchased the Independent Chapel with the view of converting it into a drill hall for the volunteers. The building will have to undergo a thorough repair, and some additions will be made for it."[4]

"Sometime ago it was stated that the building formally known as the Industrial Chapel had been purchased by the Volunteer Company for a drill hall. Workmen are now busy renovating the old building, and otherwise making it suitable for the purpose for which it was intended. It is proposed also to have a sort of reading room in connection with the hall for the use of members."[5]


  1. https://canmore.org.uk/site/215123/falkland-south-street-drill-hall Canmore record 215123]
  2. Gifford, Fife, page 221.
  3. Playfair and Burgess, page 451. The book contains many references to the Drill Hall being used for dances, public meetings, and a lecture series.
  4. Fife News, 25 December 1876"
  5. Dundee Courier, 24 February 1877,