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, number 30089. All income is invested maintaining the hall and its facilities.


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 & 2 in December 2013. 


Regular Events

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 Market
Local produce and crafts are offered at the monthly market normally held on the third Tuesday of each month.

Post Office
A sub-post office operates from the meeting room every Friday from 1200 to 1400.

Mobile Library
A Teignbridge Mobile library parks in the Hall car park on a Thursday between 1205 and 1250 on the following dates in 2018:

26 July, 23 August, 20 September, 18 October, 15 November and 13 December.

Upcoming Special Events


October Calendar

Our October calendar of events is now available.

Produce Market

15th October
10.30 - 12.30


Harvest Lunch

Sunday 13th October
12.30pm Start

Secret Life of Dartmoor Birds

Saturday 12th October
9.30am - 5pm

The Story of Dartmoor's Archaeology

8th November
Starting at 1900

Manaton Women's Institute

First Thursday of every month
At 2pm at Manaton Parish Hall


100 Years of Manaton

7th - 22nd September
Neadon Barn, Manaton


Learn Photography

15th Sep, 20th Oct, 24th Nov
View Poster for more info

Upcoming Events


Post Office

The Liverton Post Office attends the Hall every Friday from 12.00 until 2pm.



Pilates classes are held in the Manaton Parish Hall every Tuesday from 13:30.


Thai Chi

Every Friday in the hall
1000 - 1130

News from Manaton Parish Hall


Dartmoor gets Manaton cooking!

The community of Manaton is celebrating its success in securing all the funding needed to totally revamp the Parish Hall kitchen.  The new, fully fitted kitchen offers professional standard facilities that can be used for the wide range of events and activities hosted by the hall and offers new opportunities ...

Gallery of events & facilities


Hire the hall from just £10.00 per hour. Contact us now.

Contact us

Book The Hall

If you wish to book the Manaton hall, please contact the Booking Secretary Caroline Hart on :

Tel:         01647 221445

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