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Lunedale Carlbeck Community Centre

The Village

Lunedale Parish is situated within Teesdale in the south of County Durham. The population reside on isolated farms, or in small farming hamlets, mainly in the east of the parish. The B6276, from Teesdale west to Brough in Cumbria passes through the southern part of the parish. Lunedale, which prior to 1974 was the most northwesterly part of the North Riding of Yorkshire, is a very sparsely populated area of Upper Teesdale with barely 40 homesteads. Its unique flora, fauna and geology give the area national and international importance. For more information visit

The Hall

Carlbeck Community Centre was formerly a school built in the 1850s and enlarged in 1885 and 1895, the monies being raised by the people of Lunedale. Records show that the Earl of Strathmore, Sir Fredrick Milburn MP, the dale's people and pupils gave donations for its upkeep and it was receiving grant money from the Government in 1885. in 1902, when the newly formed North Riding Education Committee took over the running of it, sixty-six children were registered and in the previous decade there is anecdotal evidence of seventy-two pupils. The school finally closed in 1958 with only eleven pupils on roll. The buiidinq then served as a Community Centre for a number of years, however, not only was the population of the dale still in decline but also people's expectations were changing and they were able to travel further afield. The Barnard Castle branch of the YMCA converted the building into an outdoor centre in the 1970s. After the YMCA ceased to use it, staff from Longfield School, Darlington leased it for the same purpose until the late 1990s. after which it fell into disuse.

The Centre is open come and visit us check out the activities on the calendar below.


Rooms: Main Hall and Small Entrance/Meeting Room

Heating: Available throughout hall

Facilities: The hall will have IT equipment, kitchen facilities and accessible toilet facilities.

Parking: There is a designated car park with 2 marked accessible parking spaces.

Access: Accessible to all

Hire Prices: To be confirmed

Registered Charity Number: 1115465


Margaret Dent 01833 640763 or email


Accessible WC Accessible WC


Designated Parking 2 Disabled Spaces

Parking Parking

Ramp Up Ramp (up)

What's On at Lunedale Carlbeck Community Centre

Weekly Contact Notes
13:30 to 15:30 General Crafts
weekly meeting of self help crafters. Bring your own needle crafts along and meet lots of like minded people. learn new skills, all levels welcome including beginners. 2 per session 20p for tea or coffee
Margaret Dent
01833 640763
Afternoons weekly
19:00 to 21:00 Carlbeck Crafters
Everyone welcome to come along and make their chosen needlecrafts. Experience help on hand, given freely.
Mary Wilson
01833 640791
10:00 to 13:00 Spinning, Weaving & Dyeing
Weekly group spinning, weaving and dyeing, please contact Marie for booking a place.
Marie Wray
01833 640177
19:00 to 20:00 Pilates Class
Laura Bailey, Teesdale Physiotherapy
01833 641 202
Monthly (first of a month) Contact Notes
The first Wednesday of every month
19:30 to 22:00 Carlbeck Domino Drive
Dominoes, raffle and refreshments Everyone welcome
Mary Wilson
01833 640791
The first Wednesday of every month
19:30 to 22:00 Carlbeck Domino Drive
Domino Drive, refreshments, raffle. Everyone welcome
Mary Wilson
01833 640791
Monthly (fourth of a month) Contact Notes
The fourth Monday of every month
19:00 to 21:00 Needle Felting
Wonderful way to create 2D pictures and 3D characters and objects in wool. beginners welcome
Lynn Morse
01833 638 893
The fourth Saturday of every month
14:00 to 17:00 Teesdale Knitting & Crochet Guild
All skill levels welcome, expert help given if required. Bring along your own projects.
Ruth Craggs
01833 640 408
Monthly (first and third of a month) Contact Notes
The first and third Wednesdays of every month
10:00 to 01:00 Quilting & Patchwork
All skill levels welcome
Pauline Stokoe
01833 641216
Beginners welcome
Monthly (second and fourth of a month) Contact Notes
The second and fourth Mondays of every month
19:00 to 21:00 Dressmaking, sewing and pattern adaptation
All skill levels welcome
Penny Sunderland