Village hall

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A village hall is a public building in a village used for various things such as:

United Kingdom[edit]

Bedhampton Social Hall, United Kingdom
St Bees Village Hall Cumbria, UK. Built 1882.

In the United Kingdom, a village hall is usually a building which typically contains at least one large room, kitchen and toilets, and is usually owned by a local government council or independent trustees, and run for the benefit of the local community. It is estimated that there are over 10,000 such village halls.[1]

Such a hall is typically used for a variety of public and private functions, such as:

Village halls are generally run by a committee, and if this is not part of a local government body, such as a parish council, then they can apply for charitable status,[2] they may have other names such as a Village Institute or Memorial Hall. In some localities a church hall or community centre provides similar functions.

Wales[edit]

The word neuadd (IPA: /'neiæð/) is used to refer to village halls in Welsh-speaking parts of Wales, as in Neuadd Dyfi, the village hall in Aberdyfi.[3]

United States[edit]

La Grange, Illinois Village Hall

In the United States, a village hall is the seat of government for villages. It functions much as a town hall or city hall.

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

Action for village halls in England

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] ACT website Jan 2019
  2. ^ Use of Church Halls for Village Hall and Other Charitable Purposes, Charity Commission, United Kingdom, July 2001.
  3. ^ "Neuadd Dyfi". Retrieved 2 November 2009.