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

    Friday Games Night

    7:00 pmLands Village Hall

    Games Night - Lands Village Hall

    Last Friday every month, 7pm–10pm

    Lands Village Hall, High Lands, DL13 5AR

    Some people have a guilty pleasure: they love nothing better than spending a night playing board and other table–top games.

    We don’t judge! We just provide an ever–growing collection of games and Fantasy Role Playing Games (FRPG) to help satiate your needs.

    And if you’re keen to play an FRPG, like RuneQuest or AD&D, let us know: we are looking to develop a team for one of these cult classics.

    Adults and children over 12 years. Refreshments available.

    Members: FREE, Guests: £2 on the night

    Note, an individual member decided to organise a separate kid’s club for younger children, which is why we have organised this for adults and older children. Look out for information about the younger group from the organiser.

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