Church Street Drill Hall

Photo:The former drill hall of the Sussex Rifle Volunteers

The former drill hall of the Sussex Rifle Volunteers

Home to the Sussex Volunteer Rifles

By Peter Crowhurst, North Laine resident

Now empty and looking a little sad with even the arms that adorned the doorway taken away, this building recently served as a local Royal Mail parcels office but was built as a drill hall in 1890 for the Brighton Corps of Volunteer Rifles. When complete the building was quite impressive, having a large drill hall as well as a canteen and messes for the various ranks.

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