Nynehead Hall


Wedding party in the hall


Hall with bunting


Nynehead Hall


The hall (15m x 8.5m) is available to rent all week at reasonable charges (see below).

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The Hall is for hire for special functions (with a bar next door) and for regular meetings. For further details and Terms of Letting please contact Denny Harfield our Bookings Secretary on tel: 07792 656018 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Memorial Hall Chairman: Gordon Stead tel: 01823660883 : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Following the closure due to COVID-19 in 2021, we are pleased to announce that the Hall will re-open on Monday May 17th 2021 following the Government roadmap rules. For some bookings, special conditions of hire will still apply following Government guidance.

Our hire charges for the year 2022:- Minimum charge £15.00  Some bookings require a deposit

Day bookings    Mon to Fri up to 6pm     £7.50 per hour

                        Saturday up to 6pm      £8.50 per hour

Evenings           Mon to Thurs from 6pm  £8.50 per hour  

                        Fri and Sat from 6pm    £10.50 per hour

                        Saturday  6-12pm         £75.00 (our Entertainment licence expires at midnight)

Sunday             9am to 6pm                  £8.50 per hour (restrictions no loud music)


Our History. Newcomers to the village may be interested in the history of the Memorial Hall.

During the period of the 1939/45 War a series of social events were arranged, held mainly in the school, with the aim to provide a fund to assist families of any members of the Armed Forces from the village who might lose their life serving their country.

Fortunately all returned and so a public meeting was called to obtain views on how the money raised should be spent. It was agreed that after giving a gratuity to each serving person, the balance should be put towards a lasting memorial in the form of a village hall. Bolnore Estates, the then owners of Hornshay Farm plus a large proportion of surrounding property and land was approached and they kindly offered the site but with a Condition that should the hall cease to be used as such in the future the land would revert to them.

On 28th September 1948 a small group of villagers - Mrs W.M.Pugh, Messrs F.G.Atyeo and W.T.Baker, Mr & Mrs T.Luxton and Mr & Mrs L.Sparks travelled to Torquay where a number of timber buildings, occupied during the war as offices for Prudential Assurance, were being auctioned.

A local builder, Mr C.J.Rowland accompanied the party to give advice and having decided that one would be suitable, Hut No.15 was purchased at a cost of £310. After dismantling and being transported back to Nynehead the re-erected 'village hall' was ready for its official Opening on Saturday 15th April 1950. The final cost was £1580 and a bank loan was obtained for the majority of this with Messrs W.T.Baker, T.Luxton, T.Stevens and L.Sparks standing as Guarantors.

It was 1960 before the full loan was repaid and then alas in 1963 a major expense arose with the necessity of a new floor at a cost of £278. Out of the red once more by 1967, a Trust Deed of Appointment naming Nynehead Parish Council as Custodian Trustee of the Foundation was drawn up with the day to day running of the Hall being conducted by a Management Committee. In the terms of the Trust Deed this committee of Five members elected annually at the Hall A.G.M. may be joined by One representative from each Organization in the village elected by their organization.

As well as being a Registered Charity the Memorial Hall is included in the National Inventory of War Memorials.

(Betty Sparks)