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HER Number:MDV105996
Name:Drill Hall, Dowell Street


Former drill hall, now a scout hall.


Grid Reference:ST 160 006
Map Sheet:ST10SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishHoniton
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishHONITON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • DRILL HALL (Unknown date)
  • SCOUT HUT (Unknown date)

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

Shown but not marked.

Ordnance Survey, 1904 - 1906, Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map (Cartographic). SDV325644.

'Drill Hall' marked.

Yallop, H. J., 1989, Honiton War Work Depot, 10 (Article in Serial). SDV357641.

The Honiton War Work Depot was founded in June 1916 to supply hospitals with slippers, bandages, dressings and other medical necessities. Women from Honiton and the surrounding district worked in a flat over the old territorial Drill Hall (now the scout HQ) in Dowell Street. The Depot closed on 30th January 1919.

Google, 2014, Google Streetview (Website). SDV355684.

Now a Scout Hall.

Ordnance Survey, 2014, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV355681.

'Hall' marked.

2014, The Drill Hall Project - Charting a Neglected Legacy (Website). SDV356480.

Dowell Street is mentioned by Kelly's Directory in 1889 and 1893. In 1902, it records, 'Drill hall, Dowell Street; Capt. Herbert H. Lilley; Sergeant Charles King, drill instructor; Cycle Co. Capt. W. C. Vallance'.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV355681Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2014. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #65424 ]
SDV355684Website: Google. 2014. Google Streetview. http://maps.google.co.uk. Website.
SDV356480Website: 2014. The Drill Hall Project - Charting a Neglected Legacy. www.drillhalls.org. Website.
SDV357641Article in Serial: Yallop, H. J.. 1989. Honiton War Work Depot. The Devon Historian. 38. A5 Paperback. 10.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jan 13 2015 9:52AM