Horton is a small, friendly village on the slopes of the Blackdown Hills, situated 5 miles north of Chard and 2.5 miles west of Ilminster, in the county of Somerset, south-west England. It currently has a population of some 850 people.
The old "Victory Hall" had been in service since 1919 having been built in 1822 as a Church of England Chapel. It stood beside a busy road and had no off-road parking.
By 2002 it was becoming clear that the hall was too small to meet the needs of the community and by 2004 was in need of substantial repair.
In the same year, following a village open meeting & survey, the Hall Management Committee was mandated to build a new hall that would meet the needs of the community. A 2.5 acre site situated on the south-western edge of the village was purchased and had stunning uninterrupted views of the Blackdown Hills, an area of outstanding natural beauty.
Planning permission was given & the huge undertaking of raising funds for
project got underway.
Work commenced at the end of September 2008 and the hall finally opened in August 2009.