In 1876, the Reverend James Ervine lived there and it is noted that his study window at St Heliers looked out upon the site for the [Congregational] church, as it was being built. While it appears to have been used as a manse at this date, it is not known whether it was built as such.
It is present on the First Edition Ordnance Survey map and on the Second Edition map is called St Heliers Hall. In the 1886 large scale map of the town, there are extensive gardens to the rear of the building and it appears to have been a fine private residence.
The former TA Centre according to the HER information the Drill Hall and garages behind were built in 1939, and opened by the Duchess of Gloucester in May of that year.
These buildings have now been demolished, leaving the original buildings associated with St Heliers.
They are built with the distinctive bands of ironstone and limestone that are seen elsewhere within the town. The Queens Hall Day Centre, immediately to the south, has similar stonework
Outline Planning Permission is being sought for Demolition and redevelopment as an Independent Living Unit, there are no formal designs for the proposed building
St Heliers should NOT be demolished, it should be kept and integrated in to the new development proposed for the High Street / Jacksons Lane area.
Don't destroy yet another portion of our heritage. We need a decent civic centre.
Pleas don't demolish another part of our history and heritage - remember the corn exchange/regal cinema demolished for modernisation - please don't let this happen again with another historical building
Agree with the comments in "Save our drill hall!". Could the building be saved and converted into apartments instead of demolition and new buildings.
Alan C Wookey3 days ago Comments: -
Charles saunby2 weeks ago Comments: Don't destroy yet another portion of our heritage. We need a decent civic centre.
David North3 months ago Comments: -
- Hundreds join fight to save Wellingborough’s Drill Hall! http://www.northantstelegraph.co.uk/news/top-stories/hundreds-join-fight-to-save-wellingborough-s-drill-hall-1-5904297