Sunday, 24 June 2018

Interesting Fact 13

Old Barn Floor
When we undertook the work on the main hall we removed the suspended timber flooring and exposed the original surface of the old barn. It is not proven if the barn was originally a Threshing Barn or a Tithe Barn, but in terms of its location and context probably fulfilled both functions. Many ground floors were constructed simply of compacted earth. Rammed chalk floors occur in chalkland areas and these are relatively easy to repair with lump chalk thoroughly wetted and rammed into place. Lime was also used in some examples. The photographs show the hard compacted surface and the white colour which suggests chalk or lime was used on the floor of our barn.

Foyer Project Grant Application

Today East Worlington Parish Hall Trustees have made a grant application to Garfield Weston Anniversary Fund as part of the strategy to raise the necessary funds to implement our Foyer Project. More information about our Foyer Project on our website.

Tuesday, 5 June 2018

Foyer Project

North Devon Council confirmed Planning Application Approval and Listed Building Approval for our Foyer Project on 4th June 2018. To learn more about this project visit our website.

Friday, 1 June 2018

Heritage Project June Question

Every month for a year we are asking a question linked to the history of the hall to provide an opportunity for community engagement by researching and sending us the answer.

June Question
When was the Parish Hall listed as a Grade II building?