Burns Statue Square drill hall, Ayr

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Burns Statue Square drill hall
Ayr, Scotland
Burns Statue Square drill hall.jpg
Burns Statue Square drill hall c.1904
Burns Statue Square drill hall is located in South Ayrshire
Burns Statue Square drill hall
Burns Statue Square drill hall
Location within South Ayrshire
Coordinates55°27′31″N 4°37′43″W / 55.45867°N 4.62867°W / 55.45867; -4.62867Coordinates: 55°27′31″N 4°37′43″W / 55.45867°N 4.62867°W / 55.45867; -4.62867
TypeDrill hall
Site history
Built1901
Built forWar Office
ArchitectJames Archibald Morris
In use1901 – 1967

The Burns Statue Square drill hall is a military installation in Ayr.

History[edit]

The building was designed by James Archibald Morris as the headquarters of the 2nd Volunteer Battalion the Royal Scots Fusiliers and was completed in 1901.[1] This unit became the 5th Battalion the Royal Scots Fusiliers in 1908.[1] The building was sold by auction by the War Office, as being surplus to requirements, in 1909.[1][2] The building became a solicitor's office and has since been converted for retail use.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "1-7 Burns Statue Square, Ayr". British listed buildings. Retrieved 19 June 2017.
  2. ^ "Ayr, 1 - 7 Burns Statue Square". Canmore. Retrieved 19 June 2017.
  3. ^ "Planning application". South Ayrshire Council. Retrieved 19 June 2017.