Village History

Little Weighton is a village in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It is situated approximately 5 miles (8 km) south-west from Beverley town centre and 2 miles (3 km) west from Skidby. It forms part of the civil parish of Rowley.

The village contains a small shop (which acts as a post office), a school, a church, village hall, playing fields, a garage and the Black Horse public house. The No. 180 bus connects Little Weighton to the local area.

In 1823 Little Weighton was in the civil parish of Rowley and the Wapentake of Harthill. Occupations at the time included six farmers and yeomen, a shoemaker, a blacksmith, a tailor, a shopkeeper, and the landlord of The Black Horse public house. A carrier operated between the village and Beverley and Hull once a week.

Little Weighton was served by Little Weighton railway station on the Hull and Barnsley Railway between 1885 and 1955

Hull-Barnsley RailwayOld Village RoadOld Village Road during a droughtThe Forge- Little Weighton (opposite the Village Hall)Stan Cash on tractor and Eric Oliver on binderHarvestLittle Weighton firemenPostcard view of Old Village Road (probably 1960s)Corner of Rowley Road before Close was builtVillage pond looking up to Black Horse pubView from Skidby RoadFootball Team
Village Hall Founder Members 1928Early in 1960s outside the Village HallKnit and NatterKeep Fit ClassBowling Club FayreBus Pass BuskersParty

Village Hall History

The Village Hall is just over 100 years old. It was built in an old chalk quarry.

Later, when the road behind was made, the aggregate was used to fill the back of the quarry, compressed and tarmaced and became the Hall’s car park. Hence the car park is level with the roof of the Hall.

The hall is also on a higher level than the path at the front; consequently it caused problems for anyone who has difficulty in walking, or in a wheelchair or even pushing a pram to use it. This problem was overcome by the 2017 Refurbishment

Village Hall Refurbishment 2017

After a huge amount of effort a Lottery Grant was obtained to completely refurbish the hall and improve access The Trustees would like to thank the Big Lottery for their help in applying for the grant, the encouragement given and for the grant itself. Here are some pictures showing the building work.

Acknowledgements to Richard Gymer and to Houlton Builders for all their help, advice and a job well done.

The Hall reopened on 10 Nov 2017 and we had an opening day on 26 Nov as a celebration for all the people who have helped in so many ways.

We hope that there will be people in the area who will be happy to volunteer in such a useful hall, perhaps there will those who could organise a Club night, or a badminton night, the hall is a bit narrow, but whilst you learn to play and remember the rules, you can really become good players.

View our Bookings page to find our how to book, costs and terms of use.

Any suggestions of what you would like to see happening in the hall? Please let us know. Suggestions on the Little Weighton Facebook page or contact  Prue Campbell – Bookings Secretary