Leyton Hall

"A spacious and comfortable hall"

By Rosemary Ross

Photo:Leyton Hall, 1920s?

Leyton Hall, 1920s?

LHS collection

Leyton Hall, Amenbury Lane, lies behind the old White Palace cinema (converted in Strada restaurant in 2011-12), and facing onto Leyton Green.  It was described as:

"A spacious and comfortable hall, giving ample accommodation for private dances, whist drives, meetings, parties, wedding receptions, auctions sales, etc.  It is centrally heated, well lighted, and possesses an excellent dance floor, 30x30 feet, together with a stage, a good kitchen, water-heaters, and all modern appliances."

Its heyday must have been the inter-war years.  Does anyone have recollections?

Since ceasing to be a community hall, Leyton Hall has been used by a number of businesses, including W.J Hatt & Co., engineering, and most recently for Electrical - supplies. 

In March 2010, planning permission was granted for a change of use from 'light industrial' to 'assembly and leisure'.  In January 2011 work began on transformation, apparently into a gym (see photos below). In 2014 Chilli Pilates opened. 

Photo:Leyton Hall, original interior

Leyton Hall, original interior

LHS collection

Photo:Leyton Hall - Electrical, c.2008

Leyton Hall - Electrical, c.2008

Les Casey

Photo:Interior of Electrical, c.2008

Interior of Electrical, c.2008

Les Casey

Photo:January 2011 - refurbishment underway

January 2011 - refurbishment underway

Rosemary Ross

Photo:January 2011 - interior, stripped out

January 2011 - interior, stripped out

Rosemary Ross

Photo:Rear of Leyton Hall, during renovation, February 2011

Rear of Leyton Hall, during renovation, February 2011

Rosemary Ross

This page was added by Rosemary Ross on 03/02/2011.

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