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If you cannot visit us in Filkins,
please visit our
We beg to inform our friends that you can now also visit us at:
100 High Street, Witney OX28 6HL
Tel: 01993 706408 / 0771 3636 415
The Witney Blanket Hall Shop & Pie-
on Wednesdays to Saturdays from 10am to 5pm,
tea, coffee, cakes & biscuits. And always Blanket Hall beer & wine.
Tours of The Blanket Hall are usually available at some time during the Hours above. The Hall can also be open at other
Times by arrangement, and is often available for Hire by
Companies & Societies. Please enquire at The Hall.
For more details see: www.blankethall.co.uk
A Shorter History of the Hall
WITNEY BLANKET HALL was built in 1721 by the Company of Blanket Makers. For over 120 years, every Blanket woven in the town came to the Hall to be weighed & measured, and upstairs in the Great Room the Company set the Rules for the Trade.
After 1845 the New Mills established their own measuring, and the redundant Blanket Hall became variously a Brewery, Lemonade Factory, Engineering Shop, Office of births marriages & deaths, Dancing School, & latterly, a distinctive gentleman’s House.
During most of its History, the Hall was also where many of the town’s Public Meetings took place, the death of Kings solemnly commemorated, & the birth of Princes celebrated with great Feasts. In the 18th century, the Hall housed the town’s Fire Pump.
The Blanket Hall has re-
Visitor, you are Welcome.
Woollen Blankets & Throws, Coffee,
Pies, & Assemblies since 1721.