Located in the heart of Charlbury only three minutes walk from the main car park. The Corner House is the ideal venue for meetings and group activities. A distinctive, historic building that was gifted to the town for recreational and educational purposes. It is home to the Cornerstone and Community Second hand Bookshop.The Memorial Hall, opened in 1956 in honour of those who served and those who lost their lives in two World Wars, is used on a daily basis for all manner of activities and events.
Occupying a key position in the town centre, The Corner House is Grade II listed. It dates in part from the 17th Century or even earlier, with the Market Street facade added probably in the 1720s. In 1938, The Corner House was bought by Mr and Mrs C H Morris, then living at Lee Place, who in an act of great generosity gave it to the town at the end of the Second World War. Their intention to build a hall in what was then The Corner House garden as a memorial to Charlburians lost in the World Wars was realised about ten years later, bringing together the complex of buildings that we see today.
There are many rooms and facilities available within the Corner House and Memorial Hall. All rooms in the Corner House and Memorial Hall come with free Wifi and there is a fully equipped kitchen suitable for coffee mornings. The Memorial Hall, with disabled access has a built in stage and can accommodate 130 people seated in rows, theatre style. A hearing loop is installed and there is access to a fully equipped kitchen. There is a drop-down screen for films or slide show presentations, blackout curtains, a Grotrian Steinveg Grand Piano used for concerts and recitals, and Freesat connection.
Booking is now done online and you can access the booking system via the buttons below.
Charlbury Street Fair is held in September each year and has taken place every year since the early 1950’s. There are a host of different stalls and activities for children and adults alike, complete with a fairground on the Playing Close. See our events page for further details closer to the time.
The organising committee also organise fund raising events throughout the year. The main purpose is to raise money for the upkeep of the Corner House and the War Memorial Hall.