The Hall

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The original building has been modified for use  as the Burnham-on-Sea Community Centre and new swimming baths have been constructed adjacent to it.

Rev Walker King, Bishop of Rochester acquired a plot of land known as ‘‘The Plot of Sand’’ around 1819. This also included a large area of ground on the opposite side of Berrow Road. It is not known when the Hall was built but it became the residence of the Bishop & his wife Mrs Sarah King.

The Rev Walker King died 20th February 1827 at which point Mrs King became the owner and lived there for many years. In 1827 the mineral springs, the brainchild of Rev David Davies, were dug in the kitchen gardens of The Hall, now the car park at the rear of this building.

The building is now our Community Centre and is a hive of activity with some 60 organisations meeting there. To quote from Veronica Richardson’s booklet: “The Hall may have come down in prestige from a home for the Gentry to its present status, but I’m sure its use now is far more important for the welfare of Burnham’s inhabitants than it ever was before”.

The Community Centre from the church tower.


Additional Information about The Hall here.

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