Cleckheaton - West Riding

Drill Hall, Whitcliffe road

'E' 4 Duke of Wellington’s West Riding Regiment

‘The Drill Hall in Whitcliffe Road was erected in 1892 at a cost of £2,500, from designs by Mr. W.H. Howorth (a local architect). It is a building of stone, the ground floor contains a large hall 75 ft by 44 ft, orderly room and armoury with fireproof stores for cartridges. On the first floor is a billiard room, officers’ rooms, and a gallery for ladies. Attached is a residence for the drill instructor.’
(Kelly, 1912)

The strength of the unit was 100. (Kelly, 1912)

This drill hall is now in use by a textile company. [2008]
Cleckheaton - Front & Side Elevations
Front & Side Elevations

Cleckheaton - Front Elevation
Front Elevation

Cleckheaton - Front & Side Elevations
Cleckheaton - Front & Side Elevations

Cleckheaton - Rear & Side Elevations
Rear & Side Elevations

Cleckheaton - Front Entrance
Front Entrance
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