Having no church, and no longer a post office, shop or pub, the only public building in Nyewood is the hall in the centre of the village, which was built in the early 1900s and donated in memory of Commander Henry Warren R.N. of Nyewood House, by his wife Louisa after his death in 1926.
Upon starting work on a renovation project in 2012, the Hall was found to be of unsound construction despite having stood for over a hundred years. The cost of making it safe was deemed prohibitive and so it was decided to build a new Hall to modern specifications.
Before being condemned, the Henry Warren Hall was the centre of the community, with a licensed bar, darts and snooker. It was regularly open on Friday and Saturday evenings. The Hall committee organised monthly entertainments of all kinds to which guests were always welcome. A Church of England service was held here once a month. The hall was also available for hire for private events.
Planning permission was granted for a new hall in November 2014.
Find out about The Henry Warren Hall project here