A hidden gem just waiting to be discovered
Set amongst a stunning backdrop of 85 acres of land, with a rich history dating back to late 18th Century, Backworth Hall was once was the home of Ralph William Grey, a wealthy landowner and gentleman. Backworth Hall is unique, set up as the welfare and recreational centre for the whole of the Backworth coal-mining district, which had over 3000 employees. The miners used to pay sixpence out of their wages to the Social Fund to keep the place going. Our mission is to provide Welfare and Sporting facilities to the local community. We are a registered charity dedicated to providing a unique environment for your chosen sport, wedding or social function. Whether you would like to participate in Golf, Cricket, Bowls, Archery or Croquet or you wish to book the hall for a wedding or a function, you are assured a warm welcome at Backworth Hall.