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Lingfield & Dormansland Community Centre

Layout and description of its facilities


The Community Centre, as it is commonly known, is a registered charity (no.1076628) and established as a private company (no.3620572) limited by guarantee in August 1998. The building, originally a state school built in about 1858, was purchased by the Lingfield and Dormansland Parish Council in 1998 and leased to the Company for the purpose of promoting education, recreation and leisure-time pursuits for the benefit of the local community. Click here for the story. The Community Centre has had five major refurbishments. The most recent in 2014 in which the exterior and interior were redecorated and the ground floor re-laid.  It is centrally heated, has six meeting rooms, a garden, car park and the usual facilities and is fully accessible by the disabled visitor.

  • Llewelyn Palmer Hall: 16.72m x 5.97m (54ft.10in x 19ft.7ins) area = 99.8m2;

  • Allison Room: 6.06m x 7.29m (19ft.11ins x 23ft.11ins) area = 44.2 m2

  • Plaxton Room: 9.79m x 5.45m (32.1ft. x 17ft.11ins) = 53.4m2

  • Orpen Lounge: 7.25m x 6.09m (23ft.9" x 20ft) area  = 44.1m2

  • IT Room: 5.2m x 4.06m (17ft.1ins x 13ft.4ins) = 22.1m2

  • Police Post (Surrey Police Authority)

  • Millennium Garden

  • Jennings Hall Total area = 188.4m2 (2017 ft2)

  • Centre Office

  • Parish Office

Llewelyn Palmer Hall

The Llewelyn Palmer Hall ideal for meetings both public and private, dance classes, yoga, children's parties, receptions, exhibitions. It has a hard wood floor, a folding wall to divide the hall when necessary, lovely curtains and blinds and two 3m wide projector screens. The hall has a high ceiling and is well lit. Patio doors lead to a delightfully paved walled garden. Next to the Llewelyn Palmer Hall is the Orpen Lounge which many users hire as a resting place, bar and kitchen facility supporting their function in the hall.


Dimensions: 16.72m x 5.97m (54ft.10in x 19ft.7ins) area = 99.8m2

Seating capacity:

         Conference, film, meetings, party, quiz -  80

         Theatre depends on the production


         Dimmable lighting system

         Centrally heated

         Patio door to walled garden

                                                                                        Two 3m wide electrically operated screens

                                                                               Cost to hire:

                                                                                        Hall only: 14.50 per hour

                                                                                        Llewelyn Palmer Hall + Orpen Lounge/Kitchen area: 22.50 per hour


Allison Room

The Allison Room, named in memory of Jack Allison (1916-87) one time chair of the Lingfield Committee . Tastefully decorated with restored wood block flooring. Its outside wall contains three large windows so that the light is particularly good and appreciated by those classes doing close work, e.g. china restoration, painting, calligraphy, etc.


Dimensions: 6.06m x 7.29m (19ft.11ins x 23ft.11ins) area = 44.2 m2


      Wall mounted projector screen

      A wall mounted blackboard

      Kitchen sink with cupboard under



Plaxton Room

The Plaxton Room is named after the Revd. Canon Edmund Plaxton vicar (1993-2003) occupies a first floor above the IT Room. It is close carpeted, tastefully decorated, well lit with double aspect windows. Access is by stairs and a stair lift for the less able. The Plaxton Room is a popular room for small meetings, training seminars and special exhibitions.


Dimensions: 9.4m x 5.6m (30ft. x 18ft.4ins) = 5m2

                                                                               Stannah Chair lift from ground floor

                                                                               Sink, crockery and served with hot water


Orpen Lounge

The Orpen Room named in memory of Henry Orpen one time chair of the Parish Council.

With three large windows and good artificial lighting and comfortably furnished it provides a venue for local folk to meet for 'Coffee and Chat' on a Saturday morning. With its well equipped kitchen it provides the opportunity to prepare and serve food and drink for functions particularly children's parties and the like in the adjacent Llewelyn Palmer Hall. An ideal place to rest and wait awhile it is freely available to all subject to its use for a particular function. Artists may like to mount exhibitions of their paintings, calligraphy, photography, etc. for short periods; for details please contact the Centre Manager 01342 833893


Dimensions: 7.25m x 6.09m (23ft.9" x 20ft) area  = 44.1m2

Kitchen area:

         Sink served with hot and cold water

         Drinks water heater


         Dish washer

         Electric oven

         ?m work top with cupboards under

         Supply of crockery and cutlery

         First aid kit

Lounge area:

         Chairs and small tables

         ?m work top serves as a bar


The Police Post (East Room) is occupied by the Surrey Police Authority for use by the local police as their office. Our local Police Officer is PC Barry Reece

This office is only for the police; the public do not have access

although they are pleased to meet and speak with people at the Community Centre.


Call the ploice on 0845 125 2222

In an emergency call 999






IT Room

The IT Room measures 5.2m x 4.06m (17ft.1ins x 13ft.4ins) = 22.1m2 and

offers the use of 3 computers together a wide range of programmes and the Internet.

For full details of its computer facilities please see 'IT Room' by clicking here.

The room may be hired with or without the use of the computers.

It is close carpeted well lit and additionally equipped with a fully integrated copier

The East Surrey Family Society use if for their research activities





Millennium Garden

This delightful paved and walled garden was established in 2000 with money from the Lottery Community Fund and planted and furnished by donations from local businesses and residents. It is easily accessed from the Llewelyn Palmer Hall and the rear corridor. It provides a safe play area for children, a rest in the sun for others and is freely available to all who use the Community Centre.





Jennings Hall (formally Lingfield Day Centre)

The Jennings Hall (formally Lingfield Day Centre) is a suite of rooms offering:

  • the Hall itself measuring 9.57m x 6.85m, close carpeted, double aspect windows and a Broadwood piano and furnished with tables and chairs

  • small kitchen 2.6m x 3.59m equipped with double sink, electric oven, crockery and cutlery

  • small meeting room 2.87 x 2.56m

  • therapy room 2m x 2.46m presently occupied by Lingfield Foot Health Practice  Jill Dyer BSc DPodM

  • office 3.1m x 4.74m presently occupied by the Lingfield & Dormansland Volunteer Centre; Karil Greenhalgh Manager

  • large kitchen exclusively used by Meals on Wheels

  • small garden

Hiring a room

Hiring a room in the Community Centre can be easily done by visiting the Centre or 'phoning  the Centre Manager (01342 833893) or by filling in the form by clicking here and posting it or giving it to the Centre Manager at Lingfield & Dormansland Community Centre, High Street, Lingfield, Surrey RH7 6AB. details of hire charges are included in the room for hire form.


Centre managers

The day to day activities of the Community Centre is managed Claire Thomas and assisted by Karil Greenhalgh; they will be delighted  to show you round the Centre and its facilities, take your bookings, direct you to an appropriate class or group and answer your queries. Contact them by 'phone on 01342 833893 or by email at enquiries@lingfieldcentre.org or by the contact page, click here.



The Parish Office

 The Community Centre is pleased to accommodate the Lingfield Parish Office.

 Fay Elwood is the Parish Clerk. Fay will be pleased to see you in her

 office, Monday to Thursday between the hours of 9am and 12noon or

 telephone her on 01342 835557 or

 email: <parishclerk@lingfieldpc.fsnet.co.uk >

 Website; www.lingfieldparishcouncil.gov.uk




Lingfield & Dormansland Community Centre                
High Street Lingfield, Surrey RH7 6AB                                                          
Telephone: 01342 833893 - 24 hour answer phone                                         

Office hours: 9am to 4.30pm (Monday Thursday) 9am to 12.30pm (Friday)