The Main Hall was built in 1914 as the ‘Estate Hall’ for the Parkfield Estate when that area of the village was first developed Additional rooms to provide a caretaker’s flat were added to the rear of the hall in the 1930s. The Hall was then requisitioned by the Army for the duration of the Second World War and was returned in a poor condition. Necessary repairs were carried out in the late 1940s and ownership of the Hall was eventually transferred to the North Ferriby Parish Council in 1962, the ‘general management and control of the Trust premises and arrangement for their use’ having been vested in a Management Committee with specified duties and powers as Charity Trustee some ten years earlier.
Following the refurbishment of the late 1940s, no major repair work or alterations were carried out until 2009 when the rear section of the 1930s extension was modified to provide a replacement doctor’s surgery for the village.
Following the completion of the surgery, a programme of improvements were carried out including:
- modernisation and enlargement of the toilet facilities
- complete refitting of the kitchen
- construction of small bar to serve the main hall
- re-decoration of the Green Room and lobbies
- provision of WiFi throughout
- redecoration of the Main Hall
and in the Main Hall itself:
- provision of a projector and wide screen
- an improved sound system
Over recent years many of the external walls have been repaired and rerendered and the four garages have been refurbished. The Main Hall was redecorated and the wooden floor restored and the Priory Room wing of the building was modernised to provide a spacious function room that’s perfect for meetings, parties and other events.
When funds permit the next stage of Main Hall improvements will include installing new stage lighting and stage curtains and an induction audio loop to assist the hard of hearing.
The Doctor’s Surgery was closed some years ago and these premises are now occupied by Genuine Finance Ltd.