Wetton Road, Butterton. ST13 7ST
By an indenture dated 9th March 1754, William Mellor left lands to be held in trust for maintaining a schoolmaster and a school in Butterton.
By an order of the Charity Commissioners of 9th Jan 1872, the real estate belonging to the Foundation was vested in the Official Trustee of Charity Land and the Vicar plus 6 other persons were appointed Trustees.
The ‘Old School’ closed after a damning HMI report in 1940 and a new School was built. This in turn closed in 1980 due to low pupil numbers and the ‘Manifold Valley School’ became the Village Hall.
The Hall comprises of a large room which can be subdivided into 2 areas. There is an entrance hall with a purpose built bar area and disabled toilet off, a well-stocked kitchen, toilets and a storeroom. There is an adjoining building with its own kitchen and toilets which is mainly used for Kid’s Club but can be hired for smaller meetings. The hall is very lucky to have the old school playing field and a new play area, thanks to Lottery funding.
Charges are £8 per hour for local hire, £10 per hour outside hire plus extra charges for marquees etc.
The hall has a very active committee of 8 members. They hold a very successful monthly Bingo. In fact, in 2011/2012 Bingo plus other fundraisers meant major repairs to the Village Hall roof could be attended to.
Hall ‘customers’ include First Responders, W.I., Yoga and Dance Classes. It is hired out for Children’s parties, Christening, Weddings and Funerals, Parish Council meetings. It doubles up as the Polling station and other events include the Annual Butterton Wakes, Christmas Fayre, Children’s Holiday Club, Car Boot sales, Harvest Supper, Senior’s Lunch and Lent Lunch……
We consider ourselves to be very lucky to have such a well cared for, substantially built Hall with beautiful views over the surrounding Moorlands. The Village Hall, by reputation, is becoming a popular venue particularly during the summer months.
Katie Murray 01538 304168
Michelle Renshaw 01538 304185
Marjorie Renshaw. Lane House Farm, Wetton Road 01538 304226
Maggie Risby. Kent House. 01538 304115
Dianne Wint, Gwen Bagshaw, Hilary Bassett.
A copy of the village hall hire agreement can be downloaded here.