CHEDZOY VILLAGE HALL - History
The Hall was built in 1914, and became the gift
of the then rector, the Rev. George Mullins
to the villagers of Chedzoy in 1937.
Its attractive styling fits well into the village scene,
and great care was taken with the building of extensions
in 2002, 2003 and 2014 to retain the design which has stood the test of time.
Never having previously been a Church Hall or financed by
public fund-raising, but being the gift of the rector,
Chedzoy Village Hall is rather unusual.
The Deed of Gift sets out that the Hall should be managed by
a number of elected members from the village,
plus representatives from organisations operating within the village
There is information about Chedzoy, its economic history, local government, and the church, to be found on the
BRITISH HISTORY ON LINE site - starting here. (Click on the links at the bottom of each page for more topics)
Sidney Mason Collins
The equestrian statue that used to stand in the churchyard was part of the memorial to Sidney Mason Collins, who directed that the remainder of his estate - after his wife and daughter had died - should go from the trust that had supported them, to be given to Chedzoy Village Hall. The receipt of this money financed the extensions built in the summer of 2014, which considerably improved the facilities at the Hall.
Like previous work, care was taken to ensure that the new extensions matched the existing structure, so that the Hall continued to maintain its unique character.