Yeomanry House, Hertford

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Yeomanry House
Hertford
Yeomanry House - 28 St Andrews Street (geograph 4447701).jpg
Yeomanry House
Yeomanry House is located in Hertfordshire
Yeomanry House
Yeomanry House
Hertfordshire
Coordinates51°47′49″N 0°04′53″W / 51.79697°N 0.08137°W / 51.79697; -0.08137Coordinates: 51°47′49″N 0°04′53″W / 51.79697°N 0.08137°W / 51.79697; -0.08137
TypeMilitary headquarters
Site history
Built1725
In use1725-present

Yeomanry House is a former military headquarters in Hertford. It is a Grade II* listed building.[1]

History[edit]

The building, which was originally known as Wisteria House and built in 1725,[2] was converted for use by the Hertfordshire Yeomanry when its headquarters moved from St Albans to Hertford in 1910.[3][4] The regiment was mobilised at Yeomanry House in August 1914 before being deployed to Gallipoli and, ultimately, to the Western Front.[5][6]

After the Hertfordshire Yeomanry converted to artillery and the Hertfordshire Regiment's drill hall at Port Hill was withdrawn from use, Yeomanry House became the main drill hall in the town. Following the re-organisation of the Territorial Army in 1967, 5th (Hertfordshire) Company, 5th (Volunteer) Battalion, The Royal Anglian Regiment was formed in Hertford in 1969.[7] This unit evolved to become 5 (Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire) Company, 5th (Volunteer) Battalion, The Royal Anglian Regiment in 1978, B (Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire) Company, 7th (Volunteer) Battalion, The Royal Anglian Regiment in 1992 and E (Essex and Hertfordshire) Company the East of England Regiment in 1999, before becoming 3 (Essex and Hertfordshire) Company, 3rd Battalion, the Royal Anglian Regiment in 2006.[7] Yeomanry House remains in use as an active Army Reserve Centre.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Yeomanry House and Attached Front Area Railings". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 3 December 2017.
  2. ^ "St Andrew Street". Hertfordshire Memories. Retrieved 3 December 2017.
  3. ^ Hertfordshire Yeomanry at regiments.org by T.F.Mills at the Wayback Machine (archived 15 July 2007)
  4. ^ "Blue Plaque" (PDF). East Herts Council. Retrieved 3 December 2017.
  5. ^ "Hertfordshire Yeomanry". The Long, Long Trail. Retrieved 3 December 2017.
  6. ^ "Hertford". The Drill Hall Project. Retrieved 3 December 2017.
  7. ^ a b "Royal Anglian Regiment". British Army units 1945 on. Retrieved 3 December 2017.
  8. ^ "Reserve soldier careers". Ministry of Defence. Retrieved 3 December 2017.