hall stands within the Conservation Area in the
centre of the village opposite the church. It was
built in 1850 on land given by Lord Shrewsbury. The
school closed in the early 1900s and in the 1950s
the building was extended with the addition of a
kitchen, internal toilets and a committee room at
this time the building was used as a Church Hall,
but was still officially Tixall Old School with
the Rector and Churchwardens as Trustees, and
Lichfield Diocese and Lord Shrewsbury also having
possible claims to the building if it was sold. In
November 2002 a new, separate Charitable Trust was
set up with 8 Hall Trustees: 2
trustees appointed by the Parish Council, and 2 by
each of Ingestre and Tixall Parochial Church
Councils. Two additional trustees have been
co-opted as allowed in our Trust document.
The Hall is an ideal venue for family and
children's parties and other social events. It is
also available for seminars and training sessions.
The Hall is available for hire at £6
heating and electricity, with consessionary rates for non
commercial local users. A returnable cash
deposit of £50 is usally required to ensure the Hall
is left in good order. There are 10 folding "Gopak"
tables, 6ft x 3ft [183cm x 91cm], 40 fabric
chairs and 18 plastic chairs.
In addition the car-park is available at
50p/vehicle/day. There is no additional parking
charge for people hiring the Hall. Short term
parking, eg. during Church services, remains free.
In order not to disturb local residents there is a
10.30pm curfew with rare bookings reuiring this to
be extended having to be considered individually
by the Hall Trustees and having to pay double the
normal hire rate after 10.30pm
The main hall is ~30ft x ~20ft [~9m x ~6m]and 10ft
[3m] high and has a hearing loop. It comfortably
accomodates 40 seated at tables. There is a
maximum of 60 people due to fire
committe room is ~18ft x ~12ft x ~8ft high [5cm x
4m x 2m].
The kitchen has cutlery, cups, saucers, side
plates, dinner plates and bowls for 40. There is a
cooker and refrigerator and a serving hatch into
the main hall.
The building has oil central heating There is
disabled parking, a ramp entrance and a disabled
toilet off the main hall.
Outside is an
enclosed grass area with bench seat.
Anne Andrews (Hall Trustee &
Secretary) Tel: 01785 246101
and hall news.