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Cattle Market Street drill hall, Norwich

Cattle Market Street drill hall
Norwich, Norfolk
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Cattle Market Street drill hall
Cattle Market Street drill hall is located in Norfolk
Cattle Market Street drill hall
Cattle Market Street drill hall
Location in Norfolk
Coordinates52°37′40″N 1°17′55″E / 52.62778°N 1.29867°E / 52.62778; 1.29867
TypeDrill hall
Site history
Builtc.1900
Built forWar Office
In usec.1900 – c.1945

The Cattle Market Street drill hall is a former military installation in Norwich.

History

The building, which dates from the early 20th century, became the headquarters of the Norfolk (The King's Own Royal Regiment) Yeomanry[1] at around that time and of the 6th (Cyclist) Battalion, the Norfolk Regiment in about 1910.[2] The 6th Battalion was mobilised at St Giles before being deployed to Ireland[3] and was subsequently disbanded in 1921.[2] Meanwhile, in 1922, the Norfolk Yeomany converted to become the 108th (Suffolk and Norfolk Yeomanry) Field Brigade, Royal Artillery with its headquarters at the Sporle Road drill hall in Swaffham but with 429 (Norfolk Yeomanry) Battery, which was initially based at Swaffham, returning to the Cattle Market Street drill hall a few years later.[4] Following amalgamations during the Second World War, the drill hall was decommissioned and the premises are now used as offices by a firm of architects.[5]

References

  1. ^ "Norwich". Drill halls project. Retrieved 16 July 2017.
  2. ^ a b "6th (Cyclist) Battalion, The Norfolk Regiment". Regiments.org. Archived from the original on 30 November 2007. Retrieved 16 July 2017.
  3. ^ "Norfolk Regiment". The Long, Long Trail. Retrieved 24 January 2016.
  4. ^ Litchfield, pp. 186–7
  5. ^ "About us". LSI Architects. Retrieved 16 July 2017.

Sources

  • Litchfield, Norman E.H. (1992). The Territorial Artillery 1908–1988 (Their Lineage, Uniforms and Badges). Nottingham: Sherwood Press. ISBN 0-9508205-2-0.