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Newbiggin-in-Teesdale Village Hall (Newbiggin)

This village hall was built in 1929 on land bought from the Raby Estates. It is run as a charity, administered by trustees (1). The building is single storey, constructed of red-brick with rendering on the upper sections. Short chimney stack over the western gable, the roofline of the eastern end of the building is slightly lower with two sky-light windows in the north facing side of the pitched roof. The village hall is known to contain a First World War memorial that was once in the local school (2). The school was sold off and is now a private residence. In 2013 a local historian won her battle for a WW2 plaque to be hung in recognition of Newbiggin inhabitants' efforts in WW2 (3).

Reference number:D49476
Historical period: Early 20th Century (1901 to 1932)
First World War (1914 to 1918)
Second World War (1939 to 1945)
21st Century (2001 to 2100)

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Source of Reference
Local History of Newbiggin


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