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28 School Lane, EX2 6LB


A friendly village hall for the community run by local volunteers

Village Hall Front

The first village hall in Countess Wear was built in 1922 by local men returning from the war, after the locally residing Lady Granger kindly gifted the land to the community to be used for such a building. In more recent years, members of the village hall committee and local community put in huge amounts of hard work to fund raise the money needed to build a lovely, new, modern hall (no more having to worry about a tin roof!) and in 2016, the hard work paid off and our current village hall was built.

We're proud to currently offer a wide range of activities, courses and events to the local community and we're able to offer great spaces available for hire.


The latest village hall newsletter;

January 2020

The newletter for the hall's "Grand Opening";

November 2016
Now taking bookings!

Would you like to come and try some yoga? We're currently taking bookings for a set of classes led by Howard Pike on Wednesday mornings from 10 - 11:30am. The classes concentrate on alignment of posture and correct breathing exercises - perfect for beginners or anyone looking for a more gentle form of yoga and cost just £65 for 10 classes!

Please email us at countesswearvillagehall@gmail.com to find out more..






Creation Station

We're teaming up with the lovely Kat from The Creation Station again to offer a great Spring/Easter themed workshop for kids and families!

Come and join us for a fun filled workshop, kids will be able to complete two different crafts and will be able to take their wonderful makes home with them. More details about the crafts to follow.

Saturday 4th April
9.30am - 12pm
£4 per child

Robert Davy, an Extraordinary Man in Countess Wear

An illustrated talk by Ed Williams-Hawkes, a local historian.

During our Industrial Exhibition, we celebrated the history of lime burning in our neighbourhood and mentioned how influential the Davy family were in the area. Ed has researched the life of Robert Davy and will bring to life key aspects of this extraordinary man’s life and his impact in Countess Wear, Topsham and across the world. Ticket price to include refreshments.

Friday 17th April
To Be Confirmed
£5 per person

Craft & Gift Fair

We're excited to be hosting another craft & gift fair this Spring! Like last time, there will be a variety of local crafters here with lovely things for sale from home made, organic soaps to ceramics, plants and textiles.

We will also have hot drinks and cakes available to enjoy with a sit down, so even if you just want to pop in for a cuppa and a look around, everyone is welcome!

Saturday 2nd May

Guided Industrial Heritage Walk

Led by Andrew Passmore

Enjoy a leisurely walk with Andrew as he leads us around some of the key industrial sites in Countess Wear. His guided walk follows on from our Industrial Heritage Exhibition and will help us understand more fully the rich history in our neighbourhood. This event is free, booking is recommended. Available soon online from TicketSource or from the Tally Ho!

Saturday 6th June
To Be Confirmed

Hire the hall

We regularly hire the hall out for celebrations, classes, courses, meetings, wakes and all sorts of other events so please feel free to fill in the booking form below or get in touch if you have any enquiries, we would be happy to meet and show you around.

There are a number of different spaces available for hire, on the ground floor we have our main hall which is our largest, bright and airy room, there are plenty of tables and chairs if needed and there is also a serving hatch through to the kitchen. The kitchen is suitable for making drinks, washing up and is well stocked to serve premade food from. The ground floor also has ladies, gents and disbaled toilets as well as baby changing facilities and there is a lift up to the first floor.

Upstairs we have two cosier meeting rooms which are carpeted and have tables/chairs available for use as needed. We do also have a television and projector which can be made available for use during your hire, just let us know about your requirements and we'll do our best to meet them.

  • Main Hall
  • 13 x 7 meters
  • £15 per hour
  • Meeting Room
  • 5.5 x 3.5 meters
  • £12.50 per hour
  • Kitchen
  • Basic facilities
  • £5 per rental
Booking Form Terms of Use


We'd love to hear from you!

28 School Lane, Exeter, EX2 6LB
07709 687415

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