About the Hall

We now use what3words

what3words is a simple way to describe a location. Each 3m square in the world has a unique 3 word address, meaning you can refer to any precise location with just three words. Ours are lecturing.applied.pocket. This can be used to locate the Hall or to give directions for the emergency services. The words are at the top of each page on the website. Here is a link to a video about how the emergency services use what3words. And here is a link to the what3words map.

Location and History

The Hall is in the centre of the picturesque village of Swaffham Prior, within easy reach of Cambridge, Newmarket and Ely.

It began life as a Reading Room over 150 years ago, and has been sensitively modernised to produce a light and airy building with excellent facilities.

The building has a large lawn area to the front which can be used by hirers.
The Main Hall is a large space with a wooden floor, suitable for exercise classes and dancing, as well as parties and courses.
The Meeting Room is an area with comfortable seating and tables, and can accommodate groups of up to 20.
The Small Hall adjoins the Main Hall and is separated by a folding partition, allowing the two areas to be combined for larger events.
The Village Hall is large enough for groups of over 100 and is fully wheelchair accessible.


    • 36 High Street

    • Swaffham Prior

    • Cambridge

    • CB25 0LD

The red marker on the map shows the position of the Hall.

We are set back from the High Street, next to the Village School. Although there is no sign for the Hall itself, there is one for the Car Park which is adjacent to the Hall.

The Village Hall is run by a small group of volunteers for the benefit of the local community.

Images of the Hall are courtesy of Lightworks Photography and members of the Committee