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About Marksbury Village Hall

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Our village hall is the at the heart of the village community in Marksbury. It is the meeting place for a number of associations and groups, the venue for social events in the village and the focus of our annual Summer Fayre. 
 
The 100 person capacity hall is also available to hire; for community groups, clubs, meetings, elections & voting and for one-off events such as family parties.  The hall boasts a sprung wooden floor and is therefore perfect for dance groups - we are proud to be the practice place for Somerset Morris. 
The Hall underwent a large programme of improvements in 2019 and comprises a newly decorated main hall area with large, newly refurbished modern, fully equipped kitchen with range oven, two sinks, commercial dishwasher, glass fronted bar fridge, two undercounter fridges and a freezer - cooking implements and crockery & cutlery for 100 people.  

 

New comfortable, upholstered chairs were purchased in 2021 as well as a projector for cinema nights and sports screenings.  
 
Further, there is a small stage and a semi-basement meeting room which is currently used by a local billiards club. The hall is decorated in tasteful blue & teal tones. The toilet block is yet to be refurbished but is fully serviceable and includes a separate disabled toilet with wheelchair access.

There  is a great view from the hall, towards Compton Dando and the lower Chew Valley. 

Go to our Bookings Page to check availability for your event
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Village Hall Governance

Marksbury Village Hall is run by a team of passionate volunteers, with no paid members of staff.  This means that everything, from the bookings, to the maintenance, to the regular events put on at the hall, and the finances are run by members of the immediate community who are residents of the Village.  Each of the eight elected trustees/committee members have specialisms, experience and the willingness to make the Village Hall work for everybody in the community  - and further afield.  Meet the committee here and read our governing documents here.  Please also watch this space for details of our long term plan which is currently being developed in consultation with the community.

Fundraising for Village Hall Improvements

The programme of events and activities at Marksbury Village Hall is designed to engage and improve the quality of life for our community as well as raise funds to maintain and improve the Village Hall facilities.  Various enhancements are required to optimise the experience of all types of users of the hall - and only with the support of parish residents and your regular attendance at our events, can we hope to achieve these aspirations within the next five years.  Our Five Year Plan - which is currently being developed, will detail an exciting programme of Village Hall Improvements that the Committee wishes to target.  Please watch this space!

Our Village

Marksbury is a fairly small village with a population of around 400. It is situated on a limestone plateau just above the Chew Valley, just 7 miles outside of Bath and close to the town of Keynsham.

 

Its community is centred around the parish church of St Peter, Marksbury Church of England School (currently rated as Outstanding by Ofsted), the Village Hall and the farms and small businesses close by. 

Village History

The village of Marksbury is mentioned in the Domesday Book as Mercesberia. It was understood to have been part of the lands of Aethelstan that were later transferred to the ownersip of Glastonbury Abbey.

St Peter's Church is the oldest building on the village dating back to the 12th century but mostly constructed in the 15th century.

 

There are some wonderful old limestone houses in the village, not least Beckett's Place by the village green.

Did you know?: Cheddar Cheese was first formulated here by resident Joseph Harding. His life and work is celebrated with a plaque now sited in the Church.

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