History of Christchurch

Recording the history of the village of Christchurch (originally Brimstone Hill) in Cambridgeshire

Memorial Hall and Social Centre

This was once known as ‘The Institute’ and was situated next to the church. This building acted as the Parish Hall for Christchurch until the Christchurch Community Centre was built. The building has since been taken down.

Another public building in Christchurch, is the Memorial Hall and Social Centre, formerly known as the Institute. This was one of the Reverend Townley’s gifts to the village and was presumably built about the turn of the century, during his turn of office as rector. It gradually got out of repair and was not used very much, until a few years ago, when it was renovated and brought back into use. It was enlarged at the beginning of 1969 and re-opened February 1969, and is now used for village functions and societies. [1]


  1. Study of a Fenland Village (Chapter 4)
  2. https://www.facebook.com/groups/210487415820354/permalink/2229788877223521/