The Village of Norton-sub-Hamdon Our Village Hall

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The Beautiful Village Hall

Nestled in rural South Somerset is our beautiful Village. Boasting charming ham stone cottages, the fabulous Lord Nelson Public House & Restaurant, idyllic countryside walks with views of Ham Hill Country Park.

The area is perfect for dog walking and exploring with friends and family alike.

The delightful residents of Norton-sub-Hamdon love welcoming visitors. Whether it’s to our Community run Village Store and Post Office, as visitors to the beautiful 14th Century Church,  our quintessentially english Norton Cafe Tea Rooms, or as guests at the many stunning Bed & Breakfast accommodations dotted around us.

Many visitors to Norton-sub-Hamdon first discover us as guests at the many events held at our Village Hall.

Our Village Hall was completely rebuilt in 2006 and is the perfect location for all sorts of gatherings. From Weddings to Birthday Parties, Fayres and Festivals.

The Hall provides not only a stunning location with ample parking, but the opportunity for you to create a bespoke event utilising the gorgeous oak framed interior of the main function room.

What people think...

  • Clare - "It is run by members of the local community"

    I recently hired this hall for a birthday party and it was perfect!

    I had full access to everything (hall, toilets, kitchen, sound system, use of the outside decking and field) for a fantastic price.

    It is run by members of the local community who were more than happy to help with any enquiries with a quick response.

    Simon was very helpful, polite and thorough with everything, so thank you! I would highly recommend this venue for any sort of event!

Original hall, circa 1970

History of Norton sub Hamdon Village Hall

The concept for a village hall in Norton sub Hamdon was first conceived decades before the original hall was built. Before we had the hall, villagers used to use the old school for many events. Many a happy time was had by all dancing to local bands and watching entertainers. 

One day, Councillor John (Jack) Warry overheard a conversation at a district council meeting where Mr John Berkley from West Coker was offering an old Chapel to another Councillor. Jack then asked if it wasn’t wanted, could Norton sub Hamdon have it. It was donated free of charge, but the village still had to fund raise, and many villagers gave their time and skills to move and rebuild the hall. 

It was completed and duly opened by Mr John Berkley on May 18th 1974. The hall was very well used over the 31 years, but the maintenance costs were spiralling upwards, and public buildings were subject to new legislation which was incompatible for an elderly construction like this. 

So at the turn of the century it was decided to turn our intentions to the enormous task of building a new village hall. Years of work by a dedicated committee to secure planning, funding etc, eventually led to the lovely structure we have today. 

It was officially opened on March 19th 2006 by David Laws MP. 

New hall today