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WW1 Drill Hall (modern TA Centre) Picktree Lane, Chester-le-Street (Chester-le-Street)

Built around 1914-1915, the Drill Hall on Picktree Lane first appears on the third edition Ordnance Survey map of 1919-1926 (1). The buildings are still used today as a Territorial Army (TA) Centre, the building is brick-built with slate roofing and has low stone walls surmounted by iron fencing (2). The centre contains a plaque dedicated to serving soldiers of WW1 (3).

Reference number:D48966
Historical period: First World War (1914 to 1918)
Second World War (1939 to 1945)

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Source of Reference
Local History of Chester-le-Street

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