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Alford, Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School
Alford, Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School
Alford, Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School

The original school building on West Street,

 Undated postcard

Alford, Grammar School
Bishop Norton, School
Bishop Norton, School
Bishop Norton, School

The Old School, Main Street, Bishop Norton, was built in 1872¹.

It has an unusual patterned slate roof and tile decoration over one window.

Like many schools at this time the builders paid much attention to details. The bellcote remains intact.

Pearl Wheatley, 2011

 

1. Stopp, P, Lincolnshire: A Parish History: Bishop Norton, 1986

Bishop Norton, school,
Caistor, C of E School
Caistor, C of E School
Caistor, C of E School

The National School (1824) in Church Street was replaced in 1859 by new buildings on South Dale.

The Church of England School of 1859 became part of a joint Methodist/CE Controlled primary school in 1967, when a much larger school building was provided close by. It is now a private dwelling.  

(Does the decorative use of brick on this chimney in the form of the Star of David have any significance?)

The 1859 memorial stone is a tribute to James Green Dixon, a corn, coal and seed merchant in the town and member of the well-to-do landowning Dixon family of Holton le Moor.

Ken Redmore, 2010

Caistor, school, england, methodist,
Caistor, C of E School
Caistor, C of E School
Caistor, C of E School

The 1859 memorial stone is a tribute to James Green Dixon, a corn, coal and seed merchant in the town and member of the well-to-do landowning Dixon family of Holton le Moor.

Ken Redmore, 2010

Caistor, school, dixon, merchant,
Cleethorpes, National Boys' School
Cleethorpes, National Boys' School
Cleethorpes, National Boys' School

The National Boys’ School was built in 1856 to replace an earlier National School of 1815.

It was demolished and St Peter’s Church Hall now stands on the site.

A plaque on its south wall was originally part of the National School.

undated postcard

Cleethorpes, National Boys School, St Peter's Church Hall
Friskney, School
Friskney, School
Friskney, School

The building on the left is Friskney School (then one of three in the village – others being on the Friskney Eaudyke and the other in the former East Fen).

It catered for pupils between the ages of 5 and 15 until the late 1950s and then became a primary school.

The stile at the eastern end of the churchyard is on the right of the photograph.

Postcard: date stamp 1941 (George VI)

Friskney, School
Grantham, Grammar School
Grantham, Grammar School
Grantham, Grammar School

The Grammar School is located in Church Street. The old school was built by the 1520s under the terms of the wills of Henry Curteys and his son Richard.

The school was refounded under the will of Bishop Fox in 1528 and was endowed by Edward VI. Famous pupils include Lord Burghley, Sir Isaac Newton, Arthur Storer and playwright Colley Cibber.

Adjacent to the old school is a stone-fronted Georgian townhouse from c1730.  The school is not normally open to the public.

postcard by Whipple of Grantham, 1903

Grantham, grammar school, Isaac Newton, Arthur Storer, Colley Cibber, Bishop Fox, Henry Curteys
Grimsby, Holme Hill School
Grimsby, Holme Hill School
Grimsby, Holme Hill School

Built in 1876-8 in Gothic style, with a three story clock tower over the main entrance, Holme Hill School is by the architect Charles Bell, who won a nationwide competition for its design.

Frank Robinson, December 2014

Grimsby, Holme Hill School, Charles Bell
Hainton, School
Hainton, School
Hainton, School

Hainton Village School was built in 1846 by George Fieschi Heneage in 1846 to serve the Hainton estate.

It has been redundant for 40 years and is to be converted into two dwellings. The playground is still intact and the stone toilet block and wooden cycle shed  are still there.

The School House is next door and is in use as a dwelling.

Pearl Wheatley, 2013

 

Hainton, Heneage, George Fieschi, school
Heighington, Chapel of Ease
Heighington, Chapel of Ease
Heighington, Chapel of Ease

This is Heighington's Chapel of Ease before 1863 when it still served as the Boys’ School for local villages.

The Rector feared that it might be mistaken for a Methodist Chapel, at a time when these brick chapels were appearing widely in Lincolnshire, so he had it faced in stone.

He also fitted the building with pews and enhanced it with an east window of stained glass.

Two school rooms for the boys were built on the north side with a connecting door into the Chapel so that the right to the Charity Fund for the boys to be taught in the Chapel of Ease was retained.

The building existed in 1500 and probably long before and was originally thatched. It is still used as Heighington’s Church.

Heighington, Chapel of Ease, boys' school
Heighington, Chapel of Ease
Heighington, Chapel of Ease
Heighington, Chapel of Ease

The Chapel of Ease at Heighington, with the chimney from the boiler room sticking up at the back.

Initially the Chapel and each school room had open fires, but later central heating radiators were served from a boiler room.

The playground, now the carpark, is north of the right hand side stone wall.

Heighington, Chapel of Ease, schoolroom
Heighington, Garratt's Boys School
Heighington, Garratt's Boys School
Heighington, Garratt's Boys School

Pupils of Garratt's Boys School in the 1920s.

The Master is Mr Simmons.

The chalkboard appears to carry the lettering "Heighington Endowed School 1922".

Heighington, Garratt's Boys School, Simmons
Heighington, Heighington House
Heighington, Heighington House
Heighington, Heighington House

Heighington House in the early twentieth century was run as a Girls' Finishing School where daughters of wealthy farmers 'learnt enough French for a menu, deportment and conversazioné', according to one ex-pupil.

It was originally a farmhouse and bears on a front quoin a sundial with the words 'William Arden fecit'. Arden was a farmer from Bassingham who retired here and built the stone front on the old brick house.

Heighington, finishing school, heighington house, William Arden
Horncastle, British School
Horncastle, British School
Horncastle, British School

British School on South Street, Horncastle, dates from 1814.

It was later used as a drill hall and is now one of the many antiques centres in the town.

Children of non-conformist families attended the school which used the Lancaster system of teaching.

Pearl Wheatley, 2010

Horncastle, British School, South Street, Lancaster,
Horncastle, Grammar School
Horncastle, Grammar School
Horncastle, Grammar School

Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School, West Street, Horncastle.

In 1908 the school moved to West Street a short while after the first admission of girls.

The facade of the original building alongside the main drive and facing West Street remains unchanged.

Pearl Wheatley

Horncastle, Grammar School, West Street,
Horncastle, Grammar School
Horncastle, Grammar School
Horncastle, Grammar School

Decorative pediment over the south elevation of the original 1908 Grammar School building at Horncastle.

Two of the images commonly associated with the town are featured: the horn over the castle (as used in their emblems by the school and the town council) and the grid-iron - symbol of St Lawrence.

The famous horse fair in the town was granted to start on his feast day.

The structure on the roof is part of the original ventilation system.

Ken Redmore, 2010

Horncastle, Grammar School, St Lawrence, Horse Fair,
Horncastle, National School
Horncastle, National School
Horncastle, National School

The National School in Manor House Street, Horncastle, was founded in 1814 and is now the Community Centre for the town.

This was a Church of England establishment, close to the parish church and with the head teacher's house attached.

The original building was enlarged and a separate classroom built for boys.

Pearl Wheatley, 2010

Horncastle, National School, Community Centre, Manor House Street,
Horncastle, Old Grammar School
Horncastle, Old Grammar School
Horncastle, Old Grammar School

Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School, Horncastle, is known to have existed in the 14th century when, no doubt, it would be in the church of St. Mary.

At its refounding in 1571 a new school was built south of the church.

In 1778 this was replaced close by with a new building which still survives.

Ken Redmore, 2010

Horncastle, Old Grammar School,
Horncastle, Old Wesleyan School
Horncastle, Old Wesleyan School
Horncastle, Old Wesleyan School

Wesleyan Methodist School, 1859, Foundry Street, Horncastle. It is now a garage.

Methodists supported the British School until they decided to educate their own children.

The premises were formerly a foundry and they were adapted for a general classroom, an infants' room and a playground.

Pearl Wheatley, 2010

Horncastle, Old Wesleyan School, Foundry Street,
Horncastle, Watson's Infants School
Horncastle, Watson's Infants School
Horncastle, Watson's Infants School

Watson's Free Infant School was founded by Richard Watson, son of a wealthy tanner, in 1786.

The school is in West Street (formerly Tanner Street), Horncastle.

It is now the headquarters of the Horncastle Photographic Society.

February 2010

Horncastle, Watons Infant School, West Street, Photographic Society,
Horncastle, Wesleyan Methodist School
Horncastle, Wesleyan Methodist School
Horncastle, Wesleyan Methodist School

Wesleyan Methodist School, Cagthorpe, was built in 1905 after the Foundry Street premises were condemned.

It became the secondary modern school for the town after the second world war until it was replaced in the 1960s by the Banovallum School on Boston Road.

(It now houses the town youth club.)

Pearl Wheatley, 2010

Horncastle, Wesleyan Methodist School, Cagthorpe,
Legsby, old school
Legsby, old school
Legsby, old school

Legsby Old School was built in 1849 at the expense of Sir John Nelthorpe.

Though replaced by a new Council school in 1911 the building continued to be used as an overflow classroom until the late 1960s.

Locals are now trying to convert it into a community centre.

Mark Acton, 2014

Legsby, old school, sir John Nelthorpe
Lincoln, Bishop Grosseteste University College
Lincoln, Bishop Grosseteste University College
Lincoln, Bishop Grosseteste University College

Constance Stewart Hall is the largest residential block at Bishop Grosseteste University College.

It has over 100 bedrooms and is also a good self-contained base for small conferences.

It was built in the 1930s and has several strong Art Deco features.

It is named after a former principal of the college.

Ken Redmore, 2012

 

Lincoln, Bishop Grosseteste, University College, Constance Stewart, Art Deco,
Lincoln, Bishop Grossteste University College
Lincoln, Bishop Grossteste University College
Lincoln, Bishop Grossteste University College

Part of an illuminated banner which depicts the original building of c1862.

The college was established as a teacher training school by the Church of England.

The original chapel, shown here in the foreground, remains in use today.

Ken Redmore 2012

Lincoln Bishop Grosseteste, University College, teacher training,
Lincoln, Lincoln School, WW1 Hospital
Lincoln, Lincoln School, WW1 Hospital
Lincoln, Lincoln School, WW1 Hospital

The 4th Northern General Hospital was set up in Lincoln School on Wragby Road at the beginning of World War I in August 1914.

By early October, the hospital cared for over 200 wounded Belgian soldiers. Many of the wards were in wooden buildings which had been quickly erected on the school playing field.

The school itself was housed in temporary classrooms at the junction of St Anne's Road and Sewell Road.

Undated postcard

Lincoln School, Wragby Road, World War I, Northern General Hospital,
Nettleham, Old School
Nettleham, Old School
Nettleham, Old School

The Old School at Nettleham, founded in 1856 as a National School, is now used for community purposes.

It comprised one hall which could be divided for classrooms, and one smaller classroom (now a kitchen).


Pearl Wheatley, 2011

Nettleham, Old School,
Normanby by Spital, School
Normanby by Spital, School
Normanby by Spital, School
Normanby By Spital, school
Normanby by Spital, School
Normanby by Spital, School
Normanby by Spital, School

The school and school house at Normanby by Spital are in Main Street.

The inscription above a window notes the school was built in 1878 for £1,400, but it was not opened until March 1879.

The ventilator in the roof was to let out the fumes from the stove.

The previous school was on land given by Mrs. Mary Dunn, widow of the rector.

Pearl Wheatley, 2011

Normanby By Spital, school, Dunn,
Riseholme Hall
Riseholme Hall
Riseholme Hall

Riseholme Hall was built by the Chaplin family in 1744.

Purchased by the Church Commissioners in 1840, the Hall was restyled by the architect William Rainton and until the late nineteenth century was the Palace of the Bishop of Lincoln.

After World War 2, the Hall and estate became an agricultural college, now a Campus of the University of Lincoln.

In July 2012, the Further Education provision at Riseholme College transferred to Bishop Burton College.

See: www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/riseholmecollege/ourcampus/history

Riseholme, Hall, Bishop's Palace, William Rainton, agricultural college
Sleaford, Carre's Grammar School
Sleaford, Carre's Grammar School
Sleaford, Carre's Grammar School

Carre's Grammar School was founded by local landowner Sir Robert Carre in 1603.

It first occupied its present site on Northgate in 1835 and new buildings were opened in 1904.

This is now a selective secondary school with special status as a Science and Sports College.

Undated postcard

Sleaford, Carre's grammar school, Sir Robert Carre,
Wainfleet All Saints, School
Wainfleet All Saints, School
Wainfleet All Saints, School

Wainfleet was the birthplace of William Waynflete, who became Bishop of Winchester and Chancellor of England in the 15th century.

Wainfleet School was founded in 1484 by Waynflete as a feeder school for his other foundation, Magdalen College Oxford.

This fine red brick building was in continual use as a school until the 1980s; it now houses the local museum and library.

Frank Robinson, 2007

Wainfleet All Saints, Magdalen School, William Waynflete, brick,