Temple Balsall and its heritage
The Old Hall at Temple Balsall
Also known as Templars Hall, The Old Hall at Temple Balsall dates from the 13th Century. Though partly converted into a cottage, and with its original walls encased in brick, it is one of a very small number of mediaeval aisled halls, which survive. More history . . .
The Old Hall is the property of the Foundation of Lady Katherine Leveson.
The Old Hall is available to hire for a wide variety of functions. It's secluded location makes it idea for retreats and quiet days, as well as meetings and conferences, receptions and parties.
Please read through the notes, which follow. If you have any further questions or you would like to arrange a visit to discuss your particular needs, please phone Mrs Jen Jones on 01564 778022 or use the contact form.
The building is simply but adequately furnished and a variety of seating arrangements can easily be achieved.
The Old Hall is available on a daily basis from 9.30am until not later than 11.00pm. In practice this means that programmes should be timed to end not later than 10.30 pm to enable caterers and organisers to be clear by 11.00pm.
Because of the age of the Old Hall, and the fragile nature of some of its fittings the following guidelines must be observed:
1. No more than 100 persons may be in the Old Hall at any one time.
2. Amplified music is prohibited.
3. Smoking is prohibited in the building.
4. Candles, etc may only be used with special permission and the Master must be satisfied that adequate safety precautions are being adhered to.
5. No furniture or fittings may be removed from the building. Please ask the Master or the Verger beforehand if you need to move any of the oak tables.
The Licensing Laws
The Church of St Mary the Virgin
Quiet and Peaceful
Please feel free to discuss your requirements with us, or arrange a visit, before you decide. However, we advise you to discuss your dates with us before completing the application form. A provisional booking over the telephone will be held for you for 14 days unless otherwise agreed at the time.
Please complete the application as soon as possible after making your provisional booking, and post it to us together with a minimum deposit of 25% the full charge.
The fee to hire the Old Hall for a day or part of a day is £160.00. Tablecloths are available with a £10 laundry charge.
In the case of small, church based groups, a fund is available to cover part of the hiring charge. Apply with particulars of your group to the Master,
The Governors of the Foundation of Lady Katherine Leveson will use their best endeavours to make the Old Hall available to you on the date and times agreed on your application. However circumstances beyond our control may make this impossible in which case our liability will be limited to not more than the amount paid by you.
It is a condition of the letting that those using the Old Hall will observe the guidelines for use and respect the presence of the residents of Temple Balsall. Failure to do so may result in the immediate closure of a function and in that event no liability for loss will be accepted.
The Foundation of Lady Katherine Leveson