Manaton Parish Hall
Manaton is a village at the very heart of the Dartmoor National Park, 5 miles from Bovey Tracy. It has exceptional views of the surrounding countryside including Haytor, Hound Tor, Bowerman’s Nose with the high moors to the north.
The Parish Hall sits at the historic centre of the village, next to the village green and opposite the 14th-century St Winifred’s church. Many of the official South East Dartmoor walks converge on Manaton and therefore, the hall is an ideal control point for organised walking or cycling groups.
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.
The hall was first registered as a charity in 1953 (and is registered with the Charity Commission 30089). All income is invested to maintain the hall and its facilities.
The hall has a full programme of regular activities including Yoga and Pilates. The Manaton Art group and Women’s Institute also meets monthly in the hall.
Local produce and crafts are offered at the monthly market normally held on the third Tuesday of each month.
A sub-post office operates from the meeting room every Friday from 1200 to 1400.
The Exmouth Mobile Library visits Manaton Parish Hall once a month on Thursdays between 12:00 – 12:45.
Visits are on the following dates in 2020 – 23rd April, 21st May, 18th June, 16th July, 13th August, 10th September, 8th October, 5th November and 3rd December.
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The Manaton Produce Market is held on the 3rd Tuesday of every month from 10:30 to 12 noon.
There are lots to see with over 12 stalls featuring the finest local products including organic vegetables, garden plants, homemade delights such as cakes and pastries from Sue Lewis, fresh local Dartmoor meats, Artisan Cheeses, Fairtrade products, local jewellery and Neil’s Yard remedies and more.
Refreshments and biscuits are available throughout the market so please come and see what Manaton has to offer.
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Pilates classes are held in the Manaton Parish Hall every Tuesday from 13:30 to 14:30.
Pilates is a gentle, but effective, form of exercise which strengthens core muscles, increases flexibility and joint mobility, and improves posture and balance.
A term of 7 classes costs £49 or you can drop in for a single class for £8. The classes are for beginners and intermediates and are taught by Candice Skilton, an ex-professional dancer. For further details and to register please contact Candice, tel 07976 927118.
10:00 – 12:00
The Manaton Art Group is held in the Manaton Parish Hall on the third Wednesday every month.
Sessions start at 10:30 and finish at 4:30pm.
The Manaton Women’s Institute is held in the Manaton Parish Hall on the first Thursday of every month at 2pm.
Visitors are most welcome.
Please contact the President on 01647 221208
Secretary on 01647 221305 for details of the next meeting.
The Liverton Post Office attends the Hall every Friday from 12.00 until 2pm with a full range of postal services for the community.
The Teignbridge mobile library visits the hall each month on a Thursday between 1205 and 1250. The Library website lists the following dates for 2018:
26 July, 23 August, 20 September, 18 October, 15 November and 13 December.
The Hallmark accreditation is a scheme run by the Devon Community Council in partnership with the government-backed charity Action for Communities in Rural England (ACRE).
The Hallmark accreditation approval is a guarantee to users that the Hall committee, accounts and facilities are managed correctly and that they also conform to the many legal regulations which governing community buildings in the county. The Manaton Parish Hall was granted Hallmarks 1 and 2 in December 2013.