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Opening hours

Verderers’ Hall is only open for special events and Verderers’ Court public meetings which are held monthly. See the events tab for more information on events. 

 

How to find us

How to find us
The Queen's House, Lyndhurst, Hampshire
Sat Nav Postcode: SO43 7NH
By Car

Lyndhurst lies to the west of Southampton Water in south-west Hampshire. If you are travelling from Southampton, London or the east, exit the M27 at Junction 1, signed Cadnam and head southwards into the New Forest. If you are travelling from the west, you can use the A31 from Dorset. From the north, take either the A338 from Salisbury to Ringwood in the west of the Forest, or the A36 to Totton in the east.

OS Grid Ref
SU 29730 081

50.872035721329, -1.578905816308

Parking and prices

There is no parking at Verderers’ Hall. Please park in the main Pay and Display car park in Lyndhurst. Once you have parked your vehicle, follow the high street up the hill towards the church and you will see a wooden gate and pathway to the Verderers Hall on the left, just after the church.

Contact details

Discover the important role of Verderers’ Hall in the history of the New Forest

Standing at the top of Lyndhurst High Street in the centre of the New Forest, the Verderers’ Hall is the meeting place of the Verderers’ Court, a body originally authorised by the crown to deal with those who offended against Forest Law. In 1388, a building in which the New Forest courts could meet was constructed within or beside Lyndhurst’s old manor house, the building which later became Queen’s House. The current Verderers’ Hall is believed to occupy the same site as the original.

This is one of only two remaining Verderers’ Courts left in England! Originally part of medieval Forest government, once found all over the country, it was reconstituted under the New Forest Act 1877. Today, it remains an active court and plays an important role in the community, making it the ideal place to tell the New Forest story.

The hall has recently been refurbished, with improvements being made to the quarry tiles, timber features and paintwork, as well as improvements to access and the provision of interpretation.

Find out more about the role of the Verderers of the New Forest

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