Scarth Memorial Hall in Staindrop village was built in 1875, in memory of Thomas Freshfield Scarth, land agent to the Dukes of Cleveland of Raby Castle. An upstairs room was added to the hall to commemorate the Staindrop men who died in the First World War; their names are listed on the memorial in Staindrop parish church.
During the Second World War, the hall was used to provide NAAFI (Navy, Army and Air Force Institutes) facilities to soldiers stationed in Staindrop. In the late 1940s/1950s, there was a cinema in the main Hall, and the upstairs was used as a reading room with newspapers and books.
Following a major programme of improvement and refurbishment (March 2016-September 2016), there is once again a cinema in Scarth Hall, as well as an IT suite and a range of modern, accessible facilities. We look forward to welcoming you!