Scarning Village Hall

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To book the Village Hall, please contact Nick Hartley, the Booking Clerk on 01362 687492

Village Hall Trust & Estate Committee


Alan Glister

01362 696674

Bookings Clerk

Nick Hartley

01362 687492



Pam & Richard Cole

01362 687420


Please send all correspondence to:
Donna Wales
Secretary to the Scarning Village Hall & Estate Trust.

Fees to hire the Main Hall, Meeting Room,

Kitchen and Toilets

Monday to Friday (daytime i.e. up to 7pm)


Monday to Friday (after 7pm)


Saturday and Sunday (daytime)


Saturday and Sunday (after 7pm)


Bank Holidays



"The Scarning Village Hall Trustees have found it necessary to make a charge of 50.00 as a deposit for one off parties/events to safeguard the Village Hall from damage, the Trustees will return the deposit in full in a few days of the event being over if the Hall and facilities are left clean and tidy without any damage,"
        The Scarning Village Hall and Estate Trust.


Scarning Village Hall has served as a public meeting place ever since it was built in 1902. It has recently undergone major works to upgrade and extend the facilities to better serve the needs of the ever growing village of Scarning. The main hall is open galleried and can sit 80 persons to eat in comfort. See the picture on the right. The minstrel's gallery is suitable for musical entertainment and you are considering hiring the hall you might like to contact

The kitchen has modern stainless steel fixtures and equipment available to produce cooked food on site.

There is also a smaller meeting room off the main hall. The grounds to the hall are substantial and they lead through to a large garden suitable for a Bouncy Castle and the playing field beyond.

A defibrillator situated outside the village hall was installed and is being maintained by the Trust. These features all add up to the Scarning village hall being an excellent venue for functions such as weddings, family parties, public events, training days, conferences, art groups, civic meetings, health visitors, keep fit classes, members clubs, school and educational activities, church events, dance classes, and fund raising activities for local charities etc etc.....


Currently the hall is used on a regular basis, by a very diverse group of users:

Meetings of the Parish Council
Parochial Church Council
Church and community fund raising events
Family parties
A vibrant art group
Norfolk Poultry club
Women's Institute

Times and contact details for some of the above:

Art classes Thursdays 9-12. Mike Ward at 01362 652935
Table Tennis, Thursdays 2-4pm, Frank Foreman 687082.
Norfolk Poultry Club meets in the hall on the first Monday of the month, 7.30-10pm. Christine Norman - 07443 456871.
Scarning Women's Institute meets on the last Wednesday of the month 7.30-10pm.

Scarning Village Hall

This is the village hall as it is today. Scarning Parish Council meet here. For details see the Parish Council page.

The Scarning Village Hall and Estate Trust was set up in 1902 to build the village hall and the six adjacent cottages. The self sustaining estate was the the brainchild of the then Rector of Scarning Dr Augustus Jessop DD he lived in the Rectory opposite (now known as Scarning Hall). Dr Jessop fondly referred to Scarning as his arcadia, the estate was funded by a lady benefactor who remained anonymous until after her demise and we now know to be one Caroline Evans of Wimbledon and she donated a substantial sum for Dr Jessop to carry out these forward thinking projects. He also built a hall in Long Stratton which is still being used as a village hall today, and one at Wicklewood near Wymondham, this one has been a private home for some years as it was not sustainable as a village hall.and was sold on the open market. As have three of the Scarning cottages No 1- 2 -3 are private.

Scarning Village Hall

Christmas Fair. This is a view of the main meeting room taken from the gallery. The double doors on the left lead to the small meeting room and kitchen.

Old social event

This is a picture of a New Year social evening in the hall in about 1927.

The Rev. Perrin, Mrs Perrin, Mr & Mrs Miller, school master and governess and Mrs Boddy church organist are in the centre group. Mrs Dack, one of the children is on the front row.

Old social event

The village hall was used by the military during the First World War see here for larger image