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.
All historic buildings should be saved if possible.
Lets not destroy any more of Wellingboroughs heritage.
Save the old drill hall
B. Hughesjust now
Ian Wallace31 minutes ago
wendy benford2 hours ago
- 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