Basic Site Details

Name: Volunteer Hall, City Road
Town, district or village: St Andrews
City or county: Fife
Country: Scotland
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Notes: Cost: 2,000. Was the largest public hall in Fife at the time of construction. Built as a recreation hall, and acquired by the Infantry Rifle Volunteers in 1890.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Drill HallYes 

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 1City RoadYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 318831884Construction 
Item 2 of 31894  New armoury and dressing rooms
Item 3 of 38 September 1929  Plans dated - proposed new bathroom in sargeant's quarters


Design and Construction

The following individuals or organisations have carried out design/construction work. Where architects or practices worked together, matching letters appear beside their names in the Partnership Group column.
 NameRolePartnership GroupFromToNotes
Item 1 of 7David HenryArchitectA18831884 
Item 2 of 7Hall & HenryArchitectural practiceA18831884 
Item 3 of 7Jesse HallArchitectA18831884 
Item 4 of 7James Ross GillespieArchitectB1894 New armoury and dressing rooms
Item 5 of 7James ScottArchitectB1894 New armoury and dressing rooms
Item 6 of 7Gillespie & ScottArchitectural practiceC1929 New bathroom in sargeant's quarters
Item 7 of 7James ScottArchitectC1929 New bathroom in sargeant's quarters


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 2Cant, Ronald Gordon1979Public Buildings of St Andrews St Andrews Preservation Trust Annual Report, 1979p 11
Item 2 of 2Groome, Francis H Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland (1882-85) Edinburgh, London & Glasgow: Thomas C Jack, Grange Publishing Works 

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Building News1883XLV p 33

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1St Andrews University LibraryJames Gillespie and Scott Archive Bundles nos 1384, 2033