history of the building

The secretary has been researching the history of the Village Hall, which was originally a school.

The building seems to date back to about 1873, it continued as a school until closure in 1953.
It was reopened as the Village Hall in the early 1970s at about the same time as the old Institute building on the site now occupied by Kestrel House was no longer used.

You can download the full history paper as a pdf document here.
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Or view it as a web page here.

Nigel has also found detailed architect plans from 1870.
The plans were sourced from the North Yorkshire County Records Office Northallerton.
The Architect was Mr Harry Pattin of Leeds.

You can view medium sized download-friendly versions of the plans below.
Full size scans can be downloaded from the Westerdale News site.

1870 architect drawing
Architects Drawing of the new School 1870
Architect plan from 1870
Architects plan of the new School 1870
The school class of 1923
Class of 1923

(Originally in Westerdale Way magazine)