Welcome to our Heritage Project Page
Our Heritage Project aims at conserving the Parish Hall, researching the Heritage associated with it and the community and developing a Heritage Learning Centre to support learning about our heritage
Heritage Lottery Documents
Heritage Lottery Project Plan Part 1 - September 2014
Heritage Lottery Project Plan Part 2 - Activities - September 2014
Heritage Lottery Interim Progress Report - January 2016
Heritage Lottery Evaluation Report - June 2017


East Worlington Parish Hall
Front Elevation
This is our Parish Hall. It is a Grade II Listed converted tithe barn dating to the late 17th century. Time has taken its toll on the building and it is now in need of some urgent conservation work. The Parish Hall Committee has worked hard over many years to raise the funds necessary to undertake the work. To support the fund-raising the Parish Hall Committee has established a Heritage Group who are actively working on the Heritage Project
The Heritage Project Group consists of members of the community who are interested in history and heritage and have a passion to conserve our Parish Hall.The Group consists of Steve Baber, Miya Bond, Liz Guppy, Sandy Haughton, Gavin Manton, Lorna Manton, Philip Risdon. The work of the group is also supported by Richard Boxall, Charted Building Surveyor,and Martin Bond who is the project Finance Officer.
Heritage Project Group
Project Plan
The Heritage Group have developed a Heritage Project Plan. There are four main elements to the plan:
  • Building Conservation
  • Research
  • Learning
  • Digital Outputs
Each element is divided up into different activities.

Rear Elevation
Project Activities
Our project activities include:
  • Securing high quality management and governance
  • Capital work to conserve and preserve the building
  • Research, Investigation and Interpretation associated with the Hall and the community
  • Developing learning materials and resources
  • Developing knowledge and skills
  • School engagement with local heritage
  • Learning activities in the Hall
  • Learning activities in the community
  • Using digital technologies
 Resourcing Our Project

To secure the funding necessary to implement our project there has been significant work in applying for grant, securing donations and our own-fund raising activities.

Our Thanks go to all people and organisations that have offered financial support and comments that value our work and encourage us to continue with our project.

Go to our Financial Supporters and Supports Comments pages for more details

     Heritage Lottery Fund Support

    Heritage Lottery Fund have made a major contribution in support of our project and have provided a grant of £65,200 which is 43% of our project costs. This support has enabled us to implement our project plan.

     Heritage Lottery Fund Grant Award to East Worlington Parish Hall
    Commenting on the award Steve Baber (Project Leader) said:
    “This is brilliant news that the Heritage Lottery Fund will support our conservation and heritage project. It provides the opportunity for our small rural community to be united and engage in a really worthwhile project.  It is going to help us learn more about our heritage and share this with lots more people. It is fantastic that we can now ensure that our only local community facility, our Parish Hall, will be conserved and developed further as a important Community Hub and a Local Heritage Learning Centre”

     In the Past
    Front Elevation of the Hall in 1920s

    Devon Dairy School Used the Hall

    Architects impression of internal features of the Hall when the project is completed
    Commenting on the grant award, HLF’s Head of South West, Nerys Watts, said:

    “East Worlington Parish Hall is a wonderful example of a well–used and well-loved community asset with a fascinating history of its own.  We are delighted to be able to support the  trustees and local people in ensuring that the heritage of the Hall is better understood and that it can remain at the heart of its community for generations to come.”

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