SP9209 : Hastoe Village Hall - Front

taken 11 years ago, near to Hastoe, Hertfordshire, Great Britain

Hastoe Village Hall - Front
Hastoe Village Hall - Front
The front of Hastoe Village Hall, as seen from the entrance to its car park.
See shared description below for more information.
Hastoe Village Hall

It was only quite recently that the villagers of the hamlet of Hastoe realised that they actually owned (in trust) their rather splendid village hall. Very little maintenance had been carried out at the hall for years, so considerable refurbishment is required, but the building was very well constructed so despite the neglect is still in surprisingly good condition. The community is rallying round to raise the money, and to get grants to fully modernize it, and considerable strides have already been made.
The hall was built by the Rothschild family in 1898, and owes its location in such a small hamlet to the fact that this was approximately the centre of their huge estate.
The hall is built on the site of an old pub (The Black Horse), a brewery (John Batchelor’s) and William Wright’s mill.
For more information about its history, and the plans for its restoration, see LinkExternal link

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SP9209, 36 images   (more nearby search)
Photographer
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Date Taken
Saturday, 13 August, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 24 October, 2011
Geographical Context
Village, Rural settlement  Public buildings and spaces 
Category (from Tags)
Village Hall 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 9210 0940 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:46.5421N 0:39.9899W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 9208 0941
View Direction
East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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