Farnborough Place (St Peter's Junior School)
Events and Wedding Venue
Set in beautiful grounds, our Grade II listed building has a large hall, bright rooms and outdoor space for hire
Facilities For Hire Include
With St Peter's Church adjacent to the school, our beautiful grounds are the ideal place to celebrate with friends and family.
Our spacious hall and beautiful field is available to hire for children's parties. There's plenty of room for a bouncy castle and fun games.
Local Community Meetings
Societies and Clubs
Evenings 6pm - 10pm
Weekends 8am - 10pm
School Holidays - enquire
Hall - £20 per hour Weekdays, £30 per hour Weekends
Classrooms - £10 per hour Weekdays, £15 per hour Weekends
Field - £15 per hour Weekdays, £20 per hour Weekends
Music Room - £10 per hour Weekdays, £15 per hour Weekends
Cookery Room - £15 per hour Weekdays, £22.50 per hour Weekends
Daily hire charges for Weddings available on request
A Brief History of Farnborough Place
The Manor of Farnborough was left in the will of King Alfred to Ethelm, his nephew, in 901, and a residence of importance has stood on the present site since the reign of King John. The Earls of Anglesey were Lords of the Manor during the 17th century and there is an underground passage which connected this former residence of theirs with the parish church. This building was reconstructed to form the present mansion during the reign of Queen Anne and the work is attributed to Christopher Wren.
Until 1903 Farnborough Place had been the residence of the lords of the manor for nearly 300 years. A manor in early days generally had attached to it a private chapel, for the use of the household and servants of the manor, and others on the estate. If this was the case at Farnborough, as seems most probable, it explains the rumour that there is an underground passage running from the cellars of Farnborough Place to the church. The passage is supposed to end near the old yew tree. The staircase leading down to the cellars is very solid and panelled, and appears to have been placed there for a more important purpose than to reach the cellars. There is also a very ancient well in the house which, no doubt, has a history attached to it.