South Square is a collection of 19th Century workers cottages, in the old Yorkshire village of Thornton, famous for its Brontë connections and its impressive 20-arch viaduct.
Renovated as a community arts centre in 1982, South Square Centre is now home to ten studio spaces for a variety of artists, as well as a gallery, community spaces, archive, fine art framers, bar and a cafe.
The centre hosts community events and activities for all ages, including an ongoing workshop programme and provides community spaces available to hire.
Our capital renovation is now complete and South Square has reopened its doors. The eight-month renovation has transformed the centre and included a new roof, repairs to 99 sash windows, insulation, new electric works and updated fire safety measures.
To read about the capital works, go to our Heritage Projects page.
Our cafe Plenty at the Square and The Watchmaker bar are now open for drinking and dining in the courtyard and garden.
Plenty offer a range of hot meals, coffee and cakes plus their signature pickles and preserves are available to take away.
The Watchmaker are serving a changing selection of the finest ales & craft beers along with spirits and natural wines.
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