Drill Hall, Chamberlayne road
Drill Hall, 79 Leigh road

F 2 Vol Hants Drill Hall, Leigh road (Kelly, 1899)
‘Hampshire Royal Garrison Artillery; 1st Heavy Battery, Left Section, Nos. 3 and 8 Cos.’
‘Hampshire (Fortress) Royal Engineers; No. 3 Works Company, Drill hall, Chamberlayne road.’
‘5th Battalion Hampshire Regiment; F Company, Leigh road.’
‘[Eastleigh Troop] C Squadron Hampshire (Carabiniers) Yeomanry.’
(Last four references Kelly, 1911)

A report in the Hampshire Chronicle on Saturday, April 1st, 1905, stated: ‘Eastleigh and Bishopstoke - The enlargement of the 1st Hants Volunteer Artillery Drill Hall is now practically completed, and a splendidly commodious building is the result, the depth of the main hall being close on 200 feet, while at the southern end are rooms for officers and men, &c. The hall suffers from being placed in a somewhat inconvenient position, being almost behind the Constitutional Club in Desborough-road.’

We have been informed that the Drill Hall in Leigh road is probably now in use as a dance hall. (2008)
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