Situated at the junction of Penymynydd Road and Chester Road in the village of Penyffordd (postcode CH4 0JZ) the Institute building is a single story structure standing in its own grounds. It has an adjacent, brick built, double garage which is used for storage. The grounds contain a car park and a large grassed area.
The Institute was built in 1922 in memory of villagers from the local area who fell in the first world war. The original constitution states that its function is "to serve as a village hall”. The Institute contains memorial plaques for both world wars and continues to hold the annual Remembrance Day march and service. The building and grounds are held in Trust and Managed as a registered charity by a local committee.
Copies of the Constitution (latest version 2005) and copies of the Indenture, originals and transcribed, (dated 19th June 1923) can be downloaded to view below.
Since 1922 our villages have vastly increased in both size and households. The Institute continues to serve as the village hall but we now require a complete review of the building structure to decide whether the building can be refurbished to meet current demands or if a new building would be more cost effective. Once a review has been carried out a grant application will be submitted to fund the recommended option.