Who Are We
We are a family friendly club which offers a lovely space for parties and family get togethers. Offer a wide range of drinks from fruit juice to vodka slushies. We have draught beer, cider and a full range of spirits including flavoured gin and shots. We serve an excellent menu with desserts of the day.
Built in the 1820s in the grounds of Heavitree park, and readily visible from East Wonford Hill, is an attractive Grade II listed property, originally known as Park Villa then from the turn of the century as the Knoll.
Soon after world war II ended and servicemen were returning home, the government was keen on neighbourhoods starting social centre for which it would give grants.
As a result of VE and VJ tea parties held in the South Lawn Terrace area, the organisers having ended up with a small profit formed the 'Heavitree Social Committee' and started raising money to buy a centre. It ran weekly events - whist drives, barn dances and a youth club - in the old Parochial School hall where the Co-op now stands.
The Knoll came on the market and Mrs Ouseley of South Lawn Terrace and Hilda Mitchelmore visited the current owners, Misses Wingfield. They agreed to sell the property to the committee on the understanding that their name was kept alive in Heavitree. This was duly agreed, and thus the Knoll became known as Wingfield Park and home to Heavitree Social Centre.
In the early 1950s Heavitree United AFC adopted Wingfield Park as their new home. They remain there today, as does the Social Centre although in 2016 it was rebranded Heavitree Social Club.