About Utkinton Village Hall

Our hall reaches the venerable age of 100 next year and we aim to celebrate that in style.

Originally donated by CAPTAIN THE HONOURABLE HENRY ROBERT BAILEE-HAMILTON-ARDEN of Arderne Hall, Eaton near Tarporley THE REVEREND CANON WALTER OCTAVIUS MARSH HUGHES of the Rectory Tarporley and REBECCA TOWNSHEND PRESTWICH wife of Richard Henry Prestwich of Tirley Garth, Willington , the Hall was a wooden structure and was gifted to Utkinton Women’s Institute in April 1922.

It stood in a relatively small plot adjacent to the ‘Reading Room’ and a small grass plot that subsequently became a grass Tennis Court (which is where our multi-sport court stands today). Over the years it has been renovated and updated and, if we can find any, we will publish some old photos.

Our Hall

Overall the space available for inside activities at Utkinton Village Hall equates to 145.53 sq m (1570 sq ft). From the diagram it can be seen that the hall has three (discrete) loos, one with baby-changing facilities and all with sinks and hot/cold water.

The kitchen has adequate cupboard and worktop space (with more than enough crockery, cuttlery and glasswares and its facilities include:

  • Gas hot-water boiler
  • Refrigerator
  • Oven and hob
  • Microwave
  • Electric sink water heater
  • Electric tea urn and kettle
  • First aid box and fire extinguisher
  • Cleaning equipment is stored in the ‘gents’ loo
  • SF Fibre Broad
  • It has three, gas-fired, space heaters

Overall there are c.70 stackable chairs, 8×1.8m tables, 3x 1m tables and two smaller tables.

The floor was completely refurbished using engineered / laminated oak in 1999/2000

There is a car park for up to 8 private cars

To book the Hall please email either:

Graham Harrison

Frank Tunney Hall Telephone  01829 830929 (will redirect)

Activities at the Hall:

Like many rural village facilities use of the hall fluctuates but in the past couple of years we have hosted:

  • A growing karate course
  • Pilates
  • ‘Discovering Social Skills’
  • A toddler group
  • The WI
  • The Parish Council
  • Elections
  • Quiz nights
  • A growing, family based Tennis club

However, March 2020 saw a halt to just about all activities and we have been waiting patiently to restart as we come out of Lockdown.