Common Cause: Verderers’ Hall
What has been achieved?
The historic hall where the Verderers’ public meetings are held has undergone a complete restoration.
The Grade II* listed Verderers’ Hall, located adjacent to The Queen’s House in Lyndhurst, is where commoners make presentments for the consideration of the Court on matters related to commoning in the New Forest.
The original structure of the hall dates back to Tudor times and it has been used for Forest Courts since at least the later medieval period.
Restoration work completed includes repairs to the internal tiled floor, bay window and stained glass, as well as external re-pointing and internal decoration. Enhancements to the hall include a heating upgrade and better security.
Deer heads and wall features have been re-installed and a new interpretation cabinet built, with a screen for showing films about the New Forest. Open days have been held and will continue to be run by volunteers in the future.
Improved access to this historic hall will maximise educational opportunities and make it a powerful tool for sharing the important role played in the New Forest by the commoners, verderers and agisters.
The improved access to this historic Hall will maximise educational opportunities and make it a very powerful tool for sharing the important role played in the New Forest by the commoners, Verderers and Agisters.
Zoe Cox – Community Manager, Forestry England
Tel: 0300 067 4601 email: firstname.lastname@example.org