The Village Hall
A great place for Wedding receptions Parties MeetingsFund raising events BBQs Craft fairs
Great Whittington Village Hall is a lovely old stone and slate house, beautifully renovated and tastefully furnished. It has everything you want in a small venue for parties and functions ~ and hire of the hall is ridiculously reasonable!
We host events at the hall throughout the year which are open to everyone ~ monthly coffee mornings, music events, quizzes, barbecues, Christmas fairs and so much more! Full details can be found elsewhere on this website. Please come and support your local village hall - it's a gem!
The hall consists of a large event room, a well equipped kitchen, a bar area, two committee rooms and modern cloakrooms. It also has a lovely garden with a stone BBQ.Enquiries
Village hall introduction
Great Whittington Village Hall with its adjoining garden offers an ideal venue for small wedding receptions (just a mile from Matfen Church) and parties of up to 70 people seated.
It is also an ideal venue for smaller meetings and fundraising events.
The village hall dates back to 1851 but has been beautifully refurbished. The hall has disabled access, toilet and parking for 2 vehicles at the front of the building and many more at the rear of the building.Facilities
Village hall History
The Trustees of the Hall vested the freehold to the Charities Commission. (Blue document)
On the 26th April 1972, the Trustees of the Hall became a Registered Charity.
County Council Official Searches made, (Check Land Charges act 1025), stated "County Primary School, School Playground and Teacher's House with adjoining garden"
The Hall was transferred by the County Council to the Trustees of the Village Hall with a clear description of which land was being transferred, (See clause 3 stating "The parcel of land adjacent to and to the SW of the land first herein-before described comprising and formerly used as the garden of the said Teacher's House")
The school was closed, (see Declaration by George Hetherington, Buildings Inspector for NCC and LEA. Mr Hetherington was employed by the council for 20 years and had visited the school on many occasions and was "well acquainted with it" He stated that "During the whole of that time, the piece of walled garden ground, which is shown edged with red on the plan hereto immediately adjoining the schoolteacher's house which has access thereto, has been occupied along with, and part of, the said school and schoolteacher's house. I have never heard of any claim adverse to the said County Council's title to the said piece of land".
James Kirsopp sold a plot of land to be used as a playing field for £12.10s.
The managers of the school transferred the premises to the County Council. This consisted of 10 perches or thereabouts, consisting of garden offices and outbuildings.
Land belonging to James Kirsopp and Joseph Milner was to be used to build the school by the newly set up Board of Managers.
The Elementary Education Act was passed. This was to provide a newly formed Board of Managers with funding - taken from the rates - to build an elementary school if there was no provision.