Our village hall is in Martins Road, BA14 6NA, and is central to many village organisations and activities.
The main hall is 76 square metres and off this there is a raised stage, small committee room (which doubles as the Post Office on a Tuesday afternoon), plus fully fitted kitchen including full size cooker, commercial size hot cupboard, and crockery/cutlery to accommodate 76 people. There is also a hearing loop system.
Parking is mostly on the road outside the hall.
The hall holds a Premises Licence for Recorded Music, Live Music, Facilities for Dancing and Performance of Dance as follows:-
- Monday to Saturday 9am to Midnight
- Sunday 9am to 22.30
Numbers are restricted under the licence as follows :-
- Dining 76
- Standing 152
- Dancing 108
- Dining and Dancing 69
The Village Hall does not hold a licence for the sale of alcohol.
For more information, availability and details of hiring costs, please contact:
Bookings Secretary – email firstname.lastname@example.org
History of the Hall
Kelly’s Directory (1895) shows that an iron hall was erected in 1892, by Col John W. Wallington, CB, JP for concerts, entertainment, etc. The 1903 Electoral Roll shows that Alice Julia Wallington and Augusta Frances Wallington were joint owners of the Institute.
The Annals of Keevil shows that a little distance (from Stocks Tree) stands the Institute, an iron room built through the exertions of Misses G. and A. Wallington, and of the greatest use as a Reading Room, a rendezvous for the Scouts, and for village meetings. Built in what was then known as Institute Road (after the Village Institute) off Martins Road. Keevil was given the old village hall, an iron and timber building, which was then second hand.
At a meeting in January 1933 Trustees and a Committee were appointed to run the Hall.
On 9 October 1962 Keevil Club and Institute was vested in the Official Custodian for Charities.
In March 1963 the old Hall was demolished as being ‘no longer in line with modern needs and wishes’. Mr James Banfield, a local farmer, gave some of his adjoining land to accommodate the new hall and the Brocklebank family gave a substantial donation for the building of the new Hall.
The present Hall was built at a cost of approximately £4,000 and opened on 28 September 1963.
In 2001 a Lottery grant was received for refurbishment of the Hall to include disabled access and toilets.