“Speke Hall” is the Dowlish Wake Village Hall, situated next to St Andrews Church. It was built in 1840 by William Speke and was the village school from 1945 to 1949. In 1955 it became a Charitable Trust providing a community facility for the benefit of the inhabitants of the Parish of Dowlish Wake and its immediate vicinity including Moolham, Oxenford (West Dowlish) and the village of Kingstone.
Full of character, this charming hamstone Grade 2 listed building is ideal for classes, parties for children and adults, art, fundraising events and a variety of community activities. Currently the hall is used regularly by the Bridge Club and Majong Club and by community groups of all ages. The Parish Council holds its meetings there and it is also used as the village Polling Station.
The hall will seat 60 people comfortably. It is well heated and has good natural light. There has been major investment in recent years; the hall boasts a beautiful new oak floor, a smart, well-equipped new kitchen, and improved facilities. There is disabled access and toilet facilities, and generous off-street parking.
The Speke Hall Management Committee holds regular events throughout the year, including barbeque, bingo and cheesy chips, and quizzes. The committee also provides teas at the Annual Flower, Veg and Craft Show.
We give an annual Christmas drinks party for Friends of Speke Hall old and new with donations going to local charities.
Please see the “village events” on this website or read “The Web" for forthcoming events at Speke Hall
Hire charges: £12.50 per hour if hiring for 1 or 2 hours - but if hiring for 3 or more hours £10 per hour. Hire charges for use of kitchen only or for hiring of furniture can be negotiated.
Enquiries and bookings : contact Rachel Webb
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