Wellington Square drill hall, Ayr

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Wellington Square drill hall
Ayr, Scotland
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Wellington Square (No. 16 is on the immediate right)
Wellington Square drill hall is located in South Ayrshire
Wellington Square drill hall
Wellington Square drill hall
Location in South Ayrshire
Coordinates55°27′39″N 4°38′14″W / 55.46091°N 4.63721°W / 55.46091; -4.63721Coordinates: 55°27′39″N 4°38′14″W / 55.46091°N 4.63721°W / 55.46091; -4.63721
TypeDrill hall
Site history
BuiltEarly 20th century
Built forWar Office
In useEarly 20th century – Present

The Wellington Square drill hall was a military installation in Ayr.


The building was created by the conversion an early 19th century private house (No. 16 Wellington Square) into the headquarters for the Ayrshire (Earl of Carrick's Own) Yeomanry in the early 20th century.[1] There is evidence of a drill hall and firing range behind No. 24 Wellington Square, further along the street, which may have been used by the regiment for training purposes.[2] The regiment was mobilised at Wellington Square in August 1914 before being deployed to Gallipoli.[3] The property was subsequently converted back to residential use.[4]


  1. ^ Barclay, Dr Gordon J (1 September 2013). "The Built Heritage of the First World War in Scotland" (PDF). Historic Scotland & RCAHMS. p. 56.
  2. ^ "Ayr, 24 Wellington Square". Canmore. Retrieved 17 December 2017.
  3. ^ "The Ayrshire Yeomanry (Earl of Carrick's Own)". The Long, Long Trail. Retrieved 17 December 2017.
  4. ^ "Ayr, 16 Wellington Square". British listed buildings. Retrieved 17 December 2017.