Our Conservation Project
Conserve and Preserve a Building of Heritage and Great Community Value
The Hall is a converted Tithe Barn which is Grade II Listed and is constructed mainly of cob walls with a thatched roof. Following the repeal of the corn laws in the 19th Century the barn was no longer used to store corn and the clergy at the time granted the space to be used for public meetings. Following the end of the First World War the Hall was sold to the community and came under the ownership of the Parish Council.
Our Two Main Challenges
We have two main challenges:
  • To provide a facility that acts as a Community Hub for our rural community with many people living in isolated locations.
  • To conserve and promote our building as a significant artefact of our cultural heritage and act as a Heritage Learning Centre in support of our local heritage.

 What we aim to do to conserve and improve our Parish Hall

Conserve
  • Remove the C20th asbestos ceiling
  • Conserve the roof timbers
  • Re-thatch the roof
  • Conserve the old barn door
  • Remove rising damp
  • Reduce condensation problems
  • Increase the heritage learning potential associated with the barn
Improve
  • Install new under floor heating
  • Improve the internal environment for greater comfort
  • Improve insulation where possible Improve the foyer and toilet area
  • Improve storage space
  • Improve lighting
  • Provide internet access

Building Condition and Environment

Underfloor conditions showing rotting timbers due to rising dampness and poor ventilation

     

 Condensation causing damage to the windows and the fabric of the walls

          

 Electric wall mounted heating is ineffective in heating the hall and add to condensation problems

           

 The ceiling constructed with an asbestos based product and hiding significant constructional features of the original roof

          

 The roof space with original timbers showing examples of building techniques and no insulation except the thatch

      

 The thatched roof in need of periodic renewal

     
 







To contact the Parish Hall administrator email worlingtonparishhall@gmail.com or to make a booking email bookings@ewph.uk
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