Lands Village Hall

The Village

Lands is close to the village of Cockfield and the town of Bishop Auckland. Nearby are the remains of Lands Viaduct and Cockfield Fell.

The Hall

The hall was built in the 1880’s as an infant school. In 1913 the hall was made into a men’s institute and Reading Room. In 1955 it became a village hall.

The size and layout of Lands Village Hall make it an ideal choice for private and business functions and for any group needing a remote private location for interviews or uninterrupted meetings.

The hall is available for hire for:

• Meetings/Seminars
• Corporate Events
• Small Conferences
• Fairs and Sales
• Training
• Rehearsals
• Parties
• Functions
• Sports Classes
• Social Events


Rooms: There are 2 rooms – the hall is 9m x 6m, the kitchen is 2.5m x 4m (approx).

Heating: New efficient electric fan heating is available in the hall.

Maximum Capacity: 120 in main hall, 70-80 seated.

Facilities: This small hall has kitchen space offering a microwave and kettle facilities, with sink, crockery and cutlery. During our refurbishments, we currently do not offer a fridge, hob or oven.

The hall has toilet facilities, including an accessible toilet with alarm.

Equipment: The hall has adequate chairs and tables and there is ample crockery and cutlery available. The hall also benefits from outside spaces managed by Durham County Council in the immediate vicinity, and a wildlife habitat managed by the Trust next to the village green.

Parking: Designated car park with 15-20 spaces available. On–street parking is also available.

Access: Wheelchair access to the hall is available using a temporary ramp for the single small step at the entrance. The ramp is installed for all public events.

Hire Charges:

Whole day0830–1730£54.00£18.00£36.00
Weekend surcharge£ 8.00£ 3.00£ 5.00

Registered Charity Number: 520841


Telephone: 01388 718843


Accessible WC
1 Step / Accessibility ramp

Event Information:

  • Fri

    Gin night!

    7:00 pmLands Village Hall

    Gin night!

    Lands Village Hall, 10 June, 7pm—10.30pm

    Gin night!

    Join us for a delicious gin at our Gin Night, brought to you in association with The Herbal Gin Company of Newton Aycliffe.

    You will enjoy tasting their modern twist on one of the classics. They have a range of great flavours to try out for yourself at this relaxed, informal evening. Will you go for the Lemon Drizzle Cake, Rhubarb and Ginger, or the Seville Orange? With 14 flavours to choose from, it’s going to be difficult to pick one! And if you like one of the flavours, you can get yourself a full measure at the licensed bar, or buy a bottle to take away.

    You will find the passion of the hosts from The Herbal Gin Company is infectious, as they offer you a glimpse into the wonders of the world of gin. And not a ruined mother in sight.

    This event is licensed and for adults only. Free entry. Please drink responsibily.

    More information available on our website or Facebook page.

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