Skip to main content
close x

Common Cause: Verderers’ Hall

Common Cause: Verderers’ Hall

Lead Partner

Forestry England

What is it about?

Forestry England is restoring the Grade II* listed Verderers’ Hall, the 1904 forest courtroom located adjacent to the Queen’s House in Lyndhurst. The Hall is where the Verderers’ public meetings are held and where commoners make presentments for the consideration of the Court on matters related to commoning in the New Forest. Enhancements to the Hall include updated digital display information as well as improvements to access and security to increase future access by the public

What’s been achieved?
  • Rebuilding a bay window
  • Restoring the stained glass
  • Repairing, replacing and repointing internal floor tiles
  • External re-pointing
  • Improving the access path and gate
  • Internal decoration
  • Installing audio and visual equipment
  • Upgrading mechanical controls and the heating system
  • Building a new interpretation cabinet
  • Two new films about the New Forest are showing in the hall.

See the Hall for yourself at a free open day on 7 June.

Volunteering and training

Depending on demand, there may be scope for volunteers to staff the Verderers’ Hall to help tell its role within the commoning story to the public during open sessions and at key events. If demand is sufficient to warrant staffing the Verderers’ Hall open sessions with a volunteer, training will be provided to all volunteers taking up this duty. This would include training on specific information about the history of the building itself, the traditions of the Verderers’ Court and commoning life in the New Forest, as well as the role of Forestry England at Queen’s House.


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.

Contact details

Zoe Cox – Community Manager, Forestry England

Tel: 0300 067 4601 email:


HLF and OPOF logos

Newsletter Image





Six free walking routes when you sign up for New Forest Newsletter

Key To Map

Choose the categories you would like to display on the map.

Choose the categories to be display on the map

Subscribe to New Forest National Park Authority

By entering your email below you are consenting to us sending you newsletters. To unsubscribe, email More info:

I think you mistyped your email
Your interests (tick at least one)

Please select one

By signing up to this form you are consenting to receive emails from us. Each email will contain a link to your personal reference settings where you can opt-out or change which emails you receive from us. Please read our Privacy Policy for more information about how we use data.

Subscribe to New Forest National Park Authority

Thanks, your subscription has been confirmed. You've been added to our list and your New Forest walking pack is on its way to you, including a link to download our free app.