Village Hall

Our village hall is called The Reading Room. It has recently been substantially renovated and is a very well used valuable community resource available for hire.

The Reading Room is superbly situated in the Avon Valley, below Old Sarum opposite St Lawrence Church, next to its own generous car park. Full refurbishment is now complete, preserving the ambience of a late Victorian village hall in the Romantic tradition but with modern standards of comfort and services including wide door access and disabled toilet. The hall has space for up to 60 persons at a fully seated function. It is 11.5m long and 6.5m wide. A new fully-equipped kitchen (2.5m x 5.5m) has been installed. A green space has been preserved at the front and side of the hall and it faces on to a generous gravelled all-weather car park.

The Reading Room is a suitable venue for conference and away days, day centres and private parties. Hire rates, which start at half day hire are particularly suited to private parties and can be obtained by calling

Mrs L Batchelar (01722) 335716 or, if she is not available, Mrs H. Balston (01722) 411628

A Booking Form can be downloaded using the link at the bottom of this page. You might first wish to check whether your preferred slot is free by looking at the Reading Room Booking Calendar, which will open in a new window.

Hirers must ensure that they have read and agree the Terms and Conditions of hire.

A Safety Plan has been prepared and users are asked to familiarise themselves with this document before occupying the hall.

The Reading Room was built in 1881 at the instigation of Mrs Mary King the wife of the long serving vicar of the time. The recent renovation should ensure that it now lasts for another 100 years.

See below, photos of the hall in use and the well-equipped kitchen