The Witney Blanket Hall

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Witney Blanket Hall has stood at 100 High Street for 300 years... Do come and explore the wonderful building, wander through our garden to the river, enjoy our pieshop, and see our great woollen throws and scarves in the Blanket Hall shop.

A wonderful woollen throw for every occasion... Just a few of the patterns and colourways available in the Witney Blanke...
09/04/2024

A wonderful woollen throw for every occasion... Just a few of the patterns and colourways available in the Witney Blanket Hall shop, 10am to 5pm every Wednesday to Saturday.
And, of course you can enjoy a pie and/or a cup of coffee, and explore the hall too!

A very old (19th century) baling press, operated around 1950. By that time, most blankets were packed using a screw pres...
09/04/2024

A very old (19th century) baling press, operated around 1950. By that time, most blankets were packed using a screw press, like the one in the background of the photograph.

Another great view of a 'Scotch feed', operated by Bert Wright about 1950.This is part of the carding process which dise...
08/04/2024

Another great view of a 'Scotch feed', operated by Bert Wright about 1950.
This is part of the carding process which disentangles the wool fibres and prepares them for condensing and then spinning. A reminder that those whirling, fine-toothed rollers have splendidly evocative names, including: worker, stripper, doffer, licker-in. Splendid stuff!

Continuing... The Blanket Mills 'Half Century Club' playing bowls on Riverside Gardens, off Mill Street.
07/04/2024

Continuing... The Blanket Mills 'Half Century Club' playing bowls on Riverside Gardens, off Mill Street.

Address

100 The High Street
Witney
OX286HL

Opening Hours

Wednesday 10am - 5pm
Thursday 10am - 5pm
Friday 10am - 5pm
Saturday 10am - 5pm

Telephone

01993706408

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Witney Blanket Hall

Witney Blanket Hall was built in 1721 by the Company of Blanket Makers. For over 120 years, every blanket woven in the town came to the Hall to be weighed and measured, and upstairs in the Great Room the Company set the Rules for the Trade. After 1845 the New Mills established their own measuring, and the redundant Blanket Hall became variously a Brewery, a Lemonade Factory, Engineering Shop, Office of births marriages and deaths, Dancing School, and latterly, a distinctive gentleman’s house. During most of its history, the Hall is also where many of the town’s Public Meetings took place, the death of Kings solemnly commemorated and the birth of Princes celebrated with great feasts. In the 18th Century, the Hall housed the town’s Fire Pump. In 2015, the Hall reopened its doors to reveal this illustrious past and offer woollen blankets and throws, coffee pies and assemblies, both commercial and cultural. Visitors are always welcome and are invited to come and find out more about the infamous Witney Blankets.

The Pie Shop offers its famous pies and platters, as well as tea, coffee and cakes. We are licenced so wine and Blanket Hall Beer are always available. The Hall can be open outside hours by arrangement and is often available for Hire by Companies and Societies. Please email [email protected] for more details.

Opening Hours

Monday – Closed

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