"The community of Settle is very lucky to have a space which enables a host of different activities to take place and at a very affordable rate for all businesses of all sizes”.  D (Local Trainer)


Settle Drill Hall was built in 1864 by Walter Morrison of Malham for the local Rifle Volunteer Corps and for general community use.   The hall, which is approximately 60 feet long and 30 feet wide, is highly unusual in being on the first floor and accessed by an external staircase. The building is Grade II listed. It is not known when the hall ceased to be used by the Territorial Army, however it has been used by the Scouts since 1963.


Our building is hired regularly by many local organisations (i.e. Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust, North Yorkshire Bowmen, Leeds University Caving Club) and is often one of the venues of local festivals.  The old Drill Hall is the only utilitarian building in the town and is particularly suitable for private hire for birthday parties etc.

The booking sessions are: morning, afternoon, evening and overnight @ £20 a session.


Please help us make
Settle Drill Hall
accessible to everyone

Our project includes:

  • A new entrance with internal stairs;

  • A lift for people with mobility issues;

  • Additional insulation and secondary glazing to keep the hall cosy;

  • Improved ventilation;

  • Low-carbon technology.

Donations of £25+ will be included in our
Roll of Thanks

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