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Malton Estate is breathing life back into the town's historic Parish Hall

Exciting changes are afoot for the 17th century Parish Hall in the centre of Malton. Fitzwilliam Malton Estate is underway with an £80,000 project to bring the building back to its former glory.

Over the centuries, the Parish Hall has been a hive of activity including being the home of the Malton and Norton Operatic Society who used the space, not only for building and storing their intricate sets, but as a rehearsal area for their many famous productions.

April 2018 saw the Operatic Society, on expiry of the lease, move their rehearsals to the Milton Rooms. This enabled much needed restoration work to get underway.

The refurbishment work includes replacing one whole section of stone wall, as the previous stone was too soft for the task, and completely replacing the roof. An internal refit will follow when a new occupier is found.

The roof repairs are underway. Pictured (l-r): John Greenan (contractor), Roddy Bushell (Estate Manager) and Keith Davies (Building Surveyor).

The future of the building is open to a variety of possibilities: interest has already been expressed to turn the building into an artisan food production and retail unit, expanding the ever-growing portfolio that makes Malton as Yorkshire’s Food Capital increasingly attractive. Other uses will however be considered and are keenly sought by the Estate.

Further information contact Tom Storrar: 01653 692849, email


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