Kingswear Village Hall

Facilities
  • Carpark

  • Disabled access

  • Disabled toilets

  • Inside toilets

  • Kitchen available

  • Stage available

  • Street parking

Description

KINGSWEAR VILLAGE HALL was opened to the public on the 12th July 1925 as a gift from Sir and Lady Lennard. Among the first users were the newly formed Kingswear WI and a branch of the Devon County Library. It is a 3-storey building.
The building contains a number of rooms, the principle one being the main hall with stage. Entrance is via steps from Church Hill or the steep incline of Higher Street (suitable for users of wheelchairs to gain access). The double door entrance passes through a small hallway with a kitchen on the left and two toilets on the right; one being for the disabled. Also off the hallway is a narrow stairway to the balcony overlooking the Main Hall, due to the narrow access this has ceased to be available to the public. It is used by the rowing club to house its exercise machines.
Access to the Stage is via steps and a door on the right, through a curtain and then steps on the left. The latter also gives access to an emergency exit through a door with crash bars down to Fore St. The same exit also provides access to a circular staircase that leads to rooms over the stage.
The two rooms over the stage have a separate access via steps from Higher Street and once housed the library. It is now hired out for storage. Off one of the rooms there is access to the loft over the main hall, in which is housed the cold water tank serving the building. The staircase down to the stage below allows occupiers access to the toilet facilities in the main hall and doubles as an emergency exit
Below the Main Hall is a second hall, formerly know as the Red Cross Room, now the Lower Hall. Entrance is via Fore St; passing a kitchen (with central heating boiler), a toilet and a fuel oil store room. At the far end of the hall there are two small rooms; one for the storage of tables and chairs (this room also has an emergency exit leading directly onto Fore Street. The other small room is used for the storage of village historical documents and parish council records. A corner of the lower hall is walled off and at one time served as a branch surgery for a local doctor but is now used on a part time basis by a local hairdresser.

Hire Charges

Main Hall A.M./P.M. £tba, EVE £tba, ALL DAY £tba. Lower Hall A.M./P.M. £tba, EVE £tba, ALL DAY £tba

Activities & Services
Activity Type Description Day(s) Time Contact Phone Email
Arts
Art Group - Lower Hall
Friday
AM
Children and Young People
TaeKwondo - Main Hall
Friday
Evening
Indoor Physical
Badminton - Main Hall
Tuesday
Evening
Indoor Physical
Fencing - Main Hall
Thursday
Evening
Alan Payne
01803 752340
Email
Rooms available
Room name Description Seating (at tables) Standing capacity Tables Chairs
Main Hall
Large hall with wooden flooring and housing the stage.It has a badminton court laid out on the floor.The separate kitchen has a free standing electric cooker/oven, fridge, large hot water urn and various cooking utensils. There are two toilets, one of which has disabled access. The hall is accessed from a moderately sloped road on one side or from a series of steps from the other. The Main Hall capacity is presently restricted to 60 persons if alcohol is being consumed or 80 if not.
60
80
10
60
Lower Hall
With single toilet and small kitchen. Additional small room incorporated which can be let independently of the hall by negotiation..Accessed directly from the road.
60
100
10
40