Bath Street drill hall, Warrington

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Bath Street drill hall
Warrington
Former Drill Hall, Bath Street, Warrington - geograph.org.uk - 4238844.jpg
Bath Street drill hall
Bath Street drill hall is located in Cheshire
Bath Street drill hall
Bath Street drill hall
Location within Cheshire
Coordinates53°23′24″N 2°35′56″W / 53.38990°N 2.59878°W / 53.38990; -2.59878Coordinates: 53°23′24″N 2°35′56″W / 53.38990°N 2.59878°W / 53.38990; -2.59878
TypeDrill hall
Site history
BuiltLate 19th century
Built forWar Office
In useLate 19th century-Present

The Bath Street drill hall is a former military installation in Warrington, Cheshire.

History[edit]

The building was designed as the headquarters of the 1st Volunteer Battalion, The South Lancashire Regiment in the late 19th century. This unit evolved to become the 4th Battalion, The South Lancashire Regiment in 1908.[1] The battalion was mobilised at the drill hall in August 1914 before being deployed to the Western Front[2] and was still based there at the start of the Second World War.[3] The battalion evolved to become the 1st Battalion, Lancastrian Volunteers in 1967[4] and the 5th/8th (Volunteer) Battalion, The King's Regiment (Liverpool) in 1975.[5] The battalion moved to Peninsula Barracks, Warrington around the same time and the Bath Street drill hall was decommissioned and subsequently converted for use by the Electoral Services Department of Warrington Borough Council.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "4th Battalion, The South Lancashire Regiment". Regiments.org. Retrieved 8 September 2017.
  2. ^ "The South Lancashire Regiment". The Long, Long Trail. Retrieved 9 January 2016.
  3. ^ "Army List 1937". War Office. Retrieved 8 September 2017.
  4. ^ "1st Battalion, Lancastrian Volunteers". Regiments.org. Retrieved 8 September 2017.
  5. ^ "5th/8th Battalion, The King's Regiment". Regiments.org. Retrieved 8 September 2017.
  6. ^ "Apply for a postal vote or proxy vote". Warrington Borough Council. Retrieved 8 September 2017.