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Barton Village Hall used to be the Village School. The building originally formed part of the Colonel Clifton's Estate. On 3rd August 1874 it was given to the then rector and church wardens of the parish of Barton in Fabis in trust for use as a school. In 1882 a house was built for the headmistress, "Miss Mary Newman". By 1912 the school was classed as mixed Public Elementary, with 80 children on the roll and an average attendance of only 53! By 1945 the register had dropped to 26 children, "Mrs Deakin" was the Headmistress and Kath Robertson a teacher. Barton School closed its doors in 1962 and under the relevant schools legislation it was returned to the Clifton Estate.

After negotations a Trust was created by a deed dated 22nd May 1967 made betweeen Lieutenant Colonel Clifton and the first trustees of the Village Hall. The deed states that the building is to be used "to provide a village hall for the inhabitants of the parish of Barton in Fabis and the immediate vicinty without distinction of sex, or of political, religious or other opinion". There must be at least 3 Trustees and not more than 5. (please see The Village Hall Constitution for more information).

The Village Hall is now a thriving and popular venue. The uses are many, from twice weekly keep fit classes to the annual Beer and Wine Festival, from the annual Flower and Vegetable Show to weekly Bar nights, from monthly Lunch Clubs to the annual Quiz, from our Christmas Social to our Progressive Supper, from our New Year's Party to our Ascot Races Nights and many many more events. The Hall is hired out for many varied private functions, weddings, christenings, every type of party you can imagine, meetings, photo shoots, etc., etc. The Village Hall Committee (all volunteers) organise events in the Hall and welcome new ideas.

We have a bar, staffed by volunteers (unless a private function) which is open every Wednesday evening (from 8.00pm to 11.00pm) and Sundays (from 1.00pm to 4.00pm). The bar is also open when an event organised by the Village Hall Committee is on. For more information regarding the bar, wine list and photographs click here. Once a month on Sundays hot roast cobs are served with a vegetarian option. Check out the calendar of events for more information.

For information on hiring the hall please visit here.