Parish Hall

Manaton Parish Hall

The Hall is available for hire at very competitive rates. If you would like to find out more and/or book please call Caroline Hart on 01647 221 445.

About Us

Manaton is a village in the south east of the Dartmoor National Park, 5 miles from Bovey Tracy.  The Parish Hall is next to the village green and opposite the 15th-century St Winifred’s church.
The original Parish Hall was built in 1930 on land leased from the church.  On expiry of the lease in 1951 the land was acquired for £25.  In 1966 the Hall was destroyed by a fallen tree and replaced with the current building in 1966. The £7,000 cost was raised by public donations.
The hall is registered with the Charity Commissioners number 300895, and all income is invested maintaining the Hall and its facilities.
The Hall is managed by a committee of trustees.

Chairman        Michael Hardwick
Secretary         Jenny Hardwick
Treasurer        Graham Wilson 
Kitchen             Myriam Wilson 
Booking Sec.   Caroline Hart     
Gardens            Rie Inoue             
David Pirkis    Member                

Hall Facilities

Main hall

The main hall is fitted with a tongue and grove pine floor, and is 15.5m x 7.6m in size.   The hall can take 130 people for most events and 100 for a seated stage production.

There are a wide range of activities that the hall can be for. These include:

a.    Music or drama performances for which a fully demountable Q stage is available. The hall has a microphone system with amplifier and speakers.
b.    A Roland EP880 electronic keyboard is also available for hire.
c.    A full-size badminton court with net.
d.    Two portable table tennis tables with bats and balls.
e.    Space for exhibitions or conferences
f.     Wedding receptions
g.    Parties, discos or family gatherings that need a large space.

The cost of the hire includes tables and chairs. Smart electronic candles for a more subtle “at table” effect are also available.

The main hall has LED lighting throughout including spotlights and an air-source heating system mounted in the ceiling. This is controlled via a touch-screen next to the main entrance.

The Hall has a comprehensive insurance policy to cover most events held.  However, the use of bouncy castles or other active events other than badminton and table tennis will require further insurance cover by the hirer. 

Meeting room

A 4m x 3.6m meeting room can hold up to 10 people is available for small events.  The room is fully carpeted and opens both onto the main hall and entrance foyer.  It is very useful as a control point for organised functions and for holding coats / bags etc when larger events are occurring in the main hall.
The village hall kitchen is due to be refurbished in 2017 but can still support a wide range of catering from teas, coffees to simple meals. There is a hot water boiler, commercial dishwasher, coffee machine, fridge and freezer, a range cooker, microwave, and full hand wash and dishwashing facilities.
There is also cutlery and crockery to serve 100 guests, available in the kitchen. The kitchen serving hatch opens directly onto the main hall.

Car Parking

There is tarmaced parking at the front of the hall for up to 12 cars and an overflow car park 50m away for another 50.


The Hall including the kitchen is available for hire for £10 per hour. The meeting room alone is charged at £5 per hour. A Contract of Hire will be sent by the Booking Secretary which must be signed and returned prior to the booking being accepted.
If you wish to book the hall, please contact Booking Secretary Caroline Hart on 01647 221445 or via email

How to Find Us

From the Bovey Tracy roundabout on the A382 follow the route to Manaton.  After half a mile take the right hand fork in the road marked for Manaton and Becky Falls.  Continue on this road past Yarners Wood over the moor, past Becky Falls and you will enter the first part of Manaton Village.

Proceed past the Kestor Inn for about a mile, at the crossroads turn right and take the right fork in the road and at the end of the village green you will find the hall on the left.

Regular Activities

The Hall has a regular programme of events which can be viewed on the Events Calendar. The booking sec has contact details of the people organising the functions listed.

Events Calendar
May 2017


Manaton Forum Presents

Mount Everest-A High Altitude Odyssey

A Talk by Gavin Bate

Thursday 25 May 7.30 pm

Gavin has been on six expeditions to climb Everest’s South-east ridge and its infamous North face, three times without bottled oxygen. Gavin’s 11-year odyssey to conquer the world's highest mountain is a story of perseverance and adventure which he shares with dramatic pictures and exciting videos. Gavin will tell us about the difficult decisions a mountaineer has to make on the way to the top of the world and how the human body can survive when it gets there!

Tickets £5 from Jenny Hardwick (221600) 
and Rie Inoue (221671) 

10-30 – 12-00
Home Produce:

Pies, Pasties, Cakes, Bread, Jam, Chutney
Organic eggs, Fruit & Veg
Lamb, Pork, Beef, Cheese,
Cards & Gifts,
Flowers, Plants, Jewellery,

Refreshment & More.


The Parish Hall needs your support so please help with fundraising by using

The Parish Hall is registered with this fund raising facility. It couldn`t be easier to access. Use it for your own convenience when you shop online and benefit our community at the same time. Easy fund raising provides a FREE fundraising service where you can raise funds for any charity, trust, school, club, good cause or community group you support when you shop online.

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How to get started - 
• Go to the above website
• Register as a user
• Choose Manaton Parish Hall as your charity (already registered)
• Go to ‘Using this site’ where it explains how it works
• Go through this site every time you order online with a supported retailer, e.g. Amazon, Tesco online, Sainsburys, Marks and Spencer and thousands more. A percentage of what you spend is donated to us, e.g. at M&S, 5p for every £1 spent.
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• Persuade friends and family to do the same and we make money for nothing!! (You can choose other charities too!)