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Butterknowle Village Hall

The Village

Butterknowle is a pretty village within the Gaunless Valley, close to the town of Bishop Auckland. It is home to the Gaunless Valley Visitor Centre which celebrates 600 years of industrial heritage in the area.

The Hall

The Hall (Registered Charity Number:  520749)

The Village Hall is located on Pinfold Lane in Butterknowle.  The Hall has served the community since 1962.

The trustees of the Village Hall Association purchased the land on which the hall stands for £311.11s.0d which equates to approximately £4000.00 in today’s money. 

The hall was extensively refurbished and modernised in 2001.

The hall is ideal for private and business functions.

Regular activities include WEEKLY, Modern Sequence Dancing, Parent and Toddler Group, Carpet Bowls, Bingo, New Age Kurling, Snooker, Zumba, Gentle Martial Arts and Youth Club.  MONTHLY, Supper Dance, Open Mic.  ANNUALLY, Beer and Music Festival. 

Social events are also organised throughout the year.


RoomsMain Hall, Kitchen, Bar Area, Snooker Room, Meeting Room.  There is a small outdoor area to the rear of the hall.

Maximum Capacity:  200

Facilities The extensive facilities include an excellent stage and dance floor, spacious bar and dining area, fully modern and well equipped kitchen, a small meeting room, a snooker room.  There are toilets including a special access toilet.

Free Wi Fi access.

There are adequate tables, chairs crockery and cutlery.

There is also an on-site car park with two marked special access spaces.


Booking officer, Heather, on 01388 710884. Mr Bryan Whiley 01388 710855


Accessible WC Accessible WC

Designated Parking 2 Disabled Spaces

Induction Loop Induction Loop

Parking Parking

Ramp Up Ramp (up)

What's On at Butterknowle Village Hall

Weekly Contact Notes
14:00 to 16:00 New Age Kurling
Val Wren
01833 660694
19:30 to 22:00 Sequence Dance
Ann Galvin
01325 314269
19:30 to 20:30 Zumba
Just turn up 4.00

10:00 to 12:00 Parent and Toddler
Just turn up

18:00 to 20:00 Youth Club
For young people aged 11 to 19 years old
Kim Rowling
14:00 to 16:00 Carpet Bowls
Val Wren
01325 314269
10:00 to 11:00 Gentle Martial Arts for age 50+
Gentle martial arts training to develop and sense of well being.... Taught by Taekwondo Grandmaster Bryan Whiley
Bryan Whiley
01388 710855
Monthly (first of a month) Contact Notes
The first Saturday of every month
19:30 Supper Dance
7.00 includes supper Full bar
June Wilson
01388 718448
Monthly (third of a month) Contact Notes
The third Thursday of every month
19:30 to 21:00 50+ Club
A club for the 50+ Age group... New members welcome
Sheila Todd
01388 718178
Ongoing Contact Notes
Ongoing events (no fixed date - contact for details)
19:30 to 23:15 Open Mic
Last Sunday every month Musicians and listeners warmly welcomed Full Bar Sandwiches Raffle Free Admission Three guest spots each year.
01388 710855



Head from Barnard Castle along the B6278 (past Glaxo). Take the first right signposted Copley. Follow the road to Copley then follow the B6282 into Butterknowle. The village hall is situated on Pinfold Lane. Hall Postcode: DL13 5PP