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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
Barrowby, School
Barrowby, School
Barrowby, School

Church School founded 1851.

Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire 1885 states

"National School, built for 150 children, with an average attendance of 115 - George Frederick Potter, master; Mrs. Lucy Potter, mistress

The 1919 edition states 

"Public Elementary School, for 190 children; average attendance, 135 ; George Potter, master"

It is now Barrowby Church of England Primary School.

http://www.barrowby.lincs.sch.uk/ 

DB 12 November 2018

Barrowby, School, George Frederick Potter
Bassingham, School
Bassingham, School
Bassingham, School

Building inscription states :-

"National Schools

A.D. MDCCCLV" 

School closed in 1982 and is now a private residence.

DB 20 April 2018 

Bassingham, School
Beckingham, School
Beckingham, School
Beckingham, School

Former school now a private house. 

"The school was built as a parochial school in 1840 and became a National School.

It was restored in 1886.

Senior children were transferred to the Sir William Robertson School at Welbourn from 10 February 1961.

The school was closed on 18 December 1968"

https://www.lincstothepast.com/Records/RecordDisplaySearchResults.aspx?oid=645107&mode=c&pageNo=11 

Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire 1919 states

"Public Elementary School (mixed), erected in 1840, for 85 children;

in 1886 the building was thoroughly restored & improved by Rev. Canon R. Whittaker M.A. late rector 1886-91;

Henry Singleton, master" 

DB 8 October 2018

Beckingham, School
Belchford, School
Belchford, School
Belchford, School

Former school now a private house.

"The school was built in 1873 as Belchford Board School by the Belchford School Board, formed in 1871.

It became a Council School in 1903 and a County School in c.1947.

It was a primary school by the 1960s.

The school was closed on 18 December 1981, with the children transferred to schools in Horncastle and Tetford. 

The Belchford School Board Evening Continuation School was administered by the Belchford School Board and held in the premises of the Belchford Board School.

It opened on 12 October 1897 and was discontinued by December 1898 because of non-attendance"

https://www.lincstothepast.com/BELCHFORD-COUNTY-PRIMARY-SCHOOL/886082.record?pt=S 

DB 3 September 2018

Belchford, 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,
Boothby Graffoe, Old School
Boothby Graffoe, Old School
Boothby Graffoe, Old School

Built in the 1850's and closed 1975.

Became a primary school by 1947. Following closure the children were transferred to Navenby Church of England Primary School. 

DB 21 February 2018 

Boothby Graffoe, School
Branston, Old Infants School
Branston, Old Infants School
Branston, Old Infants School

The building occupying Nos 9 and 11 Hall Lane was originally an Infants School built by Hon A S Leslie Melville of Branston Hall.

It opened in 1837 for 70 children and, like other schools of the period, was supported by voluntary contributions.

June 2013

Branston, infants school, A S Leslie Melville
Branston, Sunday School
Branston, Sunday School
Branston, Sunday School

The rector of Branston, Revd Peregrine Curtois, funded this extension on the north-east side All Saints' Church in 1837 to provide a Sunday School for the village.

June 2013

 

Branston, Peregrine Curtois, Sunday School
Brant Broughton, Church of England School
Brant Broughton, Church of England School
Brant Broughton, Church of England School

"Formerly School and Schoolmasters house. 1871"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1147635 

Now a private house. 

DB 2 July 2018

Brant Broughton, Church of England School
Broadholme, School
Broadholme, School
Broadholme, School

The village and parish of Broadholme was historically part of Nottinghamshire but was transferred to Lincolnshire in 1989.

Kelly's Directory of Nottinghamshire 1904 states 

"Public Elementary School (mixed), for 35 children ; average attendance, 23 ; Miss Harriet E. Simpson, mistress"

"The population in 1901 was 90"

DB 23 October 2018 

Broadholme, School, Harriet E. Simpson
Brothertoft, Old School
Brothertoft, Old School
Brothertoft, Old School

The first school at Brothertoft was built by Thomas Gee of Brothertoft Hall in 1856 and Elizabeth Arlam was the first school mistress.

This school, known as Hedgehog Bridge School, opened in 1881 and closed in December 1969. It is now in use as the Village Hall.

OR, are we mistaken, and is this actually Barley Sheaf School, which opened 1882 and closed 1969?

July 2017

Brothertoft,
Bucknall, Primary School
Bucknall, Primary School
Bucknall, Primary School

The school was opened as a Free School in 1854 and was supported by Christ’s Hospital. It has been a County School since the late 1940s.

In 1999 it was re-named Bucknall Rural Villages School to reflect its wide catchment area, but it has recently reverted to the simpler name of Bucknall Primary School.

July 2017

Bucknall, Primary school
Burton Pedwardine, Old School
Burton Pedwardine, Old School
Burton Pedwardine, Old School

This was built in 1860 as a National School by Henry Edwardes Handley (1835-92) of the Culverthorpe family.

It closed in October 1969 with children transferring to the primary school in Helpringham.

September 2013

Burton Pedwardine, Henry Edwardes Handley, Culverthorpe
Butterwick, Pinchbeck Endowed School, Girls School Lane
Butterwick, Pinchbeck Endowed School, Girls School Lane
Butterwick, Pinchbeck Endowed School, Girls School Lane

"There has been a school in Butterwick for a very long time.

In 1665 Anthony Pinchbeck left seventy-four acres of land to a group of people who were charged with the task of administering the land, renting it to farmers and using the rent to provide a grammar school for all the boys in the surrounding area and a house for the headmaster.

On October 23rd 1876, under the Endowed Schools Act, the endowment of the school is devoted to Elementary Education - no longer a grammar school.

The old building was to be adapted as an infant and girls' school and a new school built for boys"

https://www.butterwick.lincs.sch.uk/page/?title=About+The+School&pid=53  

See also

http://parishes.lincolnshire.gov.uk/Butterwick/section.asp?catId=14858 

DB 9 June 2018 

Butterwick, Pinchbeck Endowed School, Anthony Pinchbeck, Endowed Schools Act
Butterwick, Pinchbeck Endowed School, Girls School Lane
Butterwick, Pinchbeck Endowed School, Girls School Lane
Butterwick, Pinchbeck Endowed School, Girls School Lane

"In 1961 with the building of the Giles School, the children aged 11 were transferred there.

The two Butterwick Schools combined under one Head Teacher, Miss D Calthrop, with the infants using the Boys’ School and the juniors using the Girls’ School.

The Governors had a new building constructed, combining both groups of children in 1973, with 5 classrooms"

https://www.butterwick.lincs.sch.uk/page/?title=About+The+School&pid=53 

See also

http://parishes.lincolnshire.gov.uk/Butterwick/section.asp?catId=14858 

DB 9 June 2018 

Butterwick, Pinchbeck Endowed 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,
Caistor, Grammar School
Caistor, Grammar School
Caistor, Grammar School

The early Grammar School building dates from 1631. It is built of ironstone and was restored in 1930.

June 2010

 

Caistor, Grammar School
Carlton le Moorland, School
Carlton le Moorland, School
Carlton le Moorland, School

"The school was built as a National School in 1858, replacing a school held in the vestry of the parish church, and was enlarged in 1893.

Senior children were transferred to other schools from January 1923.

The school was closed on 21 July 1983, with the children transferred to Brant Broughton CE Junior School, Brant Broughton Methodist School, Bassingham County Primary School, and secondary schools"

https://www.lincstothepast.com/CARLTON-LE-MOORLAND-SCHOOL/886212.record?pt=S 

Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire 1876 states that Lord Middleton gave the school an annual gratuity of £15. Lord Middleton was lord of the manor and principal landowner.

DB 13 June 2018

Carlton le Moorland, School, Lord Middleton
Carlton Scroop, Old School
Carlton Scroop, Old School
Carlton Scroop, Old School

A National School, also serving Normanton, built in 1841 at a cost of £500, of which Earl Brownlow contributed £200.

The school building was enlarged in 1896.

August 2012

Carlton Scroop, Earl Brownlow
Caythorpe, Primary School
Caythorpe, Primary School
Caythorpe, Primary School

Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire 1876 states that a "School Board was formed 1875 and a school erected to hold 150 children". Also stated that Edward William West was master.

Now Caythorpe Primary School. 

DB 25 April 2018

Caythorpe, Primary, School, Board, Edward William West
Caythorpe, School
Caythorpe, School
Caythorpe, School

"Former school, now house; 1838"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1360306

DB 25 April 2018

Caythorpe, School
Claypole, Public Elementary School, School Lane
Claypole, Public Elementary School, School Lane
Claypole, Public Elementary School, School Lane
Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire 1919 states
 
"Public Elementary School (mixed), built in 1868 & enlarged in 1899, at a cost of £300, for 136 children;
 
Montague William Moore, master; Mrs. Alice M.Moore, infants' mistress"
 
Now a private house.
 
DB 24 September 2018 
Claypole, Public Elementary School
Cleethorpes, Barcroft Street School
Cleethorpes, Barcroft Street School
Cleethorpes, Barcroft Street School

This was built as a junior school for 360 boys by Croft and Bentley of Grimsby in 1896. Girls and Infants accommodation were added to the north on Elliston Street.

June 2017


Cleethorpes, Barcroft Street, Lovett Street school
Cleethorpes, Bursar Street School
Cleethorpes, Bursar Street School
Cleethorpes, Bursar Street School

This large town school was opened in 1902 for 360 boys and 360 girls.

June 2017

Cleethorpes, Bursar Street School
Cleethorpes, Elliston Road School
Cleethorpes, Elliston Road School
Cleethorpes, Elliston Road School

This school was opened in 1907 and enlarged in 1910 to give room for 430 boys, 430 girls and 170 infants.

June 2017

Cleethorpes, Elliston Road
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
Cleethorpes, Public Library
Cleethorpes, Public Library
Cleethorpes, Public Library

This was built on Isaac's Hill as the Technical Institute in 1901 and later became the Pulblic Library for the town.

It ceased to be a library in 1984.

June 2017

Cleethorpes, public Library, Technical institute
Cleethorpes, St Peter Church School
Cleethorpes, St Peter Church School
Cleethorpes, St Peter Church School

The first National School here opened in 1856 for 300 pupils; it was later enlarged for 900.

June 2017

Cleethorpes, St Peter national School
Colsterworth, School, School Lane
Colsterworth, School, School Lane
Colsterworth, School, School Lane

Former school. Inscription above the door reads

"NATIONAL SCHOOL

founded by

EDMUND TURNOR Esq

1824" 

"In 1824 Turnor founded a National School in Colsterworth run under the principles of Scottish educationalist Dr Bell, which also served nearby villages and parishes of Stoke Rochford, Skillington, and Woolsthorpe.

The school included a school room and an adjoining house and garden for the schoolmaster"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edmund_Turnor_(antiquarian) 

DB 17 May 2018

Colsterworth, National School, EDMUND TURNOR, Dr Bell
Coningsby, Baptist School
Coningsby, Baptist School
Coningsby, Baptist School

Day school erected 1842 the gift of Mr John Ovrey

Now used as a youth club.

http://www.coningsbybaptistchurch.org/youth.htm 

DB 25 June 2018

Coningsby, Baptist, School John Ovrey, youth club
Coningsby, Baptist School
Coningsby, Baptist School
Coningsby, Baptist School

Detail of inscription :- 

"GENERAL BAPTIST

DAY SCHOOL,

Erected by the Gift of

MR JOHN OVREY

of 

CONINGSBY;

1845" 

DB 25 June 2018

Coningsby, Baptist, School, John Ovrey
Corby Glen, Willoughby Memorial Gallery
Corby Glen, Willoughby Memorial Gallery
Corby Glen, Willoughby Memorial Gallery

"The Willoughby Memorial Library and Art Gallery is the former grammar school established in 1673 by Charles Read, a wealthy shipping magnate" 

http://www.southkesteven.gov.uk/CHttpHandler.ashx?id=8056&p=0 

Restored and endowed by Lord Ancaster 1965 in memory of his son Timothy who was lost at sea in a Mediterranean storm.

http://www.willoughbygallery.com/ 

DB 15 April 2018

Corby Glen, Willoughby Memorial Gallery, Charles Read, Grammar School
Croft, Old School
Croft, Old School
Croft, Old School

This National School built in 1844 by subscription replaced an earlier building of 1822. It closed in 1963.

July 2016

Croft, National School
Crowland, Old School
Crowland, Old School
Crowland, Old School

National School on St James’s Drove erected 1857 for £1800 for 200. It is built in red brick with Bath Stone dressings.

September 2017

Crowland, primary school
Denton, Leys House
Denton, Leys House
Denton, Leys House

Leys House viewed from Saint Andrew's churchyard.

"Former school, now house. 1720, restored 1855, with minor C20 alterations"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1308560

Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire 1919 states 

"Public Elementary School (mixed), built in 1720 restored in 1855,  new school built in 1893 by Sir W.E Welby-Gregory bart. at a cost of £I,400, for 120 children

The old school has been converted into a master's house"

DB 16 September 2018 

Denton, Leys House
Dry Doddington, School
Dry Doddington, School
Dry Doddington, School

Former school now village hall.

"The school was built as a National School in 1872 and was closed on 21 May 1926.

It re-opened on 14 January 1929 for children under the age of nine years (older children being transferred to Claypole and Long Bennington Schools).

The school was again closed on 28 March 1961, with the children transferred to Claypole and Long Bennington Schools"

https://www.lincstothepast.com/DRY-DODDINGTON-CE-SCHOOL/727430.record?pt=S 

DB 5 September 2018

Dry Doddington, School, village hall
Dunholme, Old School
Dunholme, Old School
Dunholme, Old School

Dunholme National School was built in 1862. It later became a Church of England Controlled Primary School and occupied new buildings elsewhere in the village.

May 2016

Dunholme, primary school
Dunsby, Old School
Dunsby, Old School
Dunsby, Old School

The school and adjoining schoolhouse were built in 1855. The school closed c.1950.

October 2017

Dunsby, old school
Dunston, National School
Dunston, National School
Dunston, National School

Former National School now a private house.

Datestone reads "1852".

Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire 1919 states

"Public Elementary School (mixed), erected in 1852 & since enlarged, for 108 children &; again enlarged in 1890 at a cost of £200, for 135 children; Archie 0.Stokes, master; Miss Bertha Phillips, infants' mistrss"

DB 25 June 2018

Dunston, national school, Public Elementary School
Eagle, Eagle Community Primary School.
Eagle, Eagle Community Primary School.
Eagle, Eagle Community Primary School.

"The school was built in 1878, and opened as Eagle Board School by the Eagle United District School Board, formed in 1877.

It became Eagle Council School in 1903 and Eagle County School c.1947.

It was known as Eagle County Primary School prior to September 1999, since when the present title has been used"

https://www.lincstothepast.com/EAGLE-COMMUNITY-PRIMARY-SCHOOL/716787.record?pt=S 

DB 30 July 2018

Eagle, Eagle Community Primary School
East Ravendale, Primary School
East Ravendale, Primary School
East Ravendale, Primary School

This was built in 1867 as a National School also serving the neighbouring villages of Ashby cum Fenby, Brigsley, Hawerby and West Ravendale.

The architect was James Fowler of Louth, his first joint school and church project when he was 29.

June 2014

East Ravendale, primary school, James Fowler
Epworth, Old School
Epworth, Old School
Epworth, Old School

The National School on Battle Green was built 1876 and enlarged in 1912 to hold 300 pupils.

It is now a pub/restaurant ‘The Old School Inn’.

September 2010

Epworth, National School
Folkingham, Old School
Folkingham, Old School
Folkingham, Old School

The National School was built in 1875 for 130 pupils.

A free school was founded in the village in 1713 with endowments at Pidley (Hunts) and Pointon.

September 2013

Folkingham, National School
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
Gainsborough, Lea Road School
Gainsborough, Lea Road School
Gainsborough, Lea Road School

"Lea Road Council School was opened on 3 May 1906, replacing the Bridge Road and Hickman Street Schools.

There were initially separate Departments for Boys, Girls and Infants"

https://www.lincstothepast.com/Records/RecordDisplaySearchResults.aspx?oid=645107&mode=c&pageNo=15 

DB 19 June 2018

Gainsborough, Lea Road School
Gainsborough, Lea Road School
Gainsborough, Lea Road School
Gainsborough, Lea Road School

"In August 1930 the school was re-organised with Departments for Infants, Junior Girls and Senior Girls"

"The school became Gainsborough Lea Road County Primary School and Gainsborough Lea Road Secondary Modern School for girls c.1945.

These were re-named as Gainsborough South Secondary School and Gainsborough South County School in 1956.

The South Secondary School was closed on 16 December 1965"

"In 1993, the Gainsborough South County Infant School was merged with the Gainsborough Benjamin Adlard County Junior School, on the latter site, to form the Gainsborough Benjamin Adlard County Primary School"

https://www.lincstothepast.com/Records/RecordDisplaySearchResults.aspx?oid=645107&mode=c&pageNo=15 

The iconic building subsequently became a business centre but has now been empty for many years.

DB 19 June 2018

Gainsborough, Lea Road 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
Grantham, King's School
Grantham, King's School
Grantham, King's School

A modern view of the same building from the west,

April 2011

Grantham, King's School
Grantham, National CE Junior School
Grantham, National CE Junior School
Grantham, National CE Junior School

This school has always been for boys and girls aged 7 to 11.

The buildings date from 1859 and are by the architect Edward Browning of Stamford (1816-1882).

March 2017

Grantham, National CE Junior School, Edward Browning
Grantham, Spittlegate Primary School
Grantham, Spittlegate Primary School
Grantham, Spittlegate Primary School

A large primary school was built in 1883 opposite St John’s Church and among the housing for the workers at Hornsby’s engineering works.

It was originally Spittlegate St John the Evangelist National School and later became Spittlegate CE Controlled Primary School.

August 2014
Grantham, Spittlegate primary school
Great Hale, Old School
Great Hale, Old School
Great Hale, Old School

A National School built in 1828 by subscription on ground presented by the Marquess of Bristol. In the nineteenth century it had annual endowments of 19gns.

By the turn of the twentieth century it was known as Hale Magna CE School. It closed in summer 1987.

June 2017

Great Hale, primary school
Grimsby, Holme Hill School
Grimsby, Holme Hill School
Grimsby, Holme Hill School

Built in 1876-8 in Gothic style, with a three-storey 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
Grimsby, Sixhills Street School
Grimsby, Sixhills Street School
Grimsby, Sixhills Street School

Former primary school, now the Grimsby Central Children’s Centre.

June 2017

Grimsby, Sixhills Street School
Grimsby, Strand Street School
Grimsby, Strand Street School
Grimsby, Strand Street School

Built as junior school 1892.

June 2017

Grimsby, Strand Steet School
Grimsby, Welholme Primary School
Grimsby, Welholme Primary School
Grimsby, Welholme Primary School

Infants were first admitted here in 1892

June 2017

Grimsby, Welholme primary school
Hainton, Old School
Hainton, Old School
Hainton, Old School
Built by G F Heneage Esq in 1846 and enlarged in 1886. It was known as Hainton Heneage’s Estate CE School in 1900.
The school was owned by Lord Heneage until 1929, when it was transferred to Lindsey County Council. It closed in July 1970.
Hainton, Old primary school, Heneage
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
Harmston, School
Harmston, School
Harmston, School

The school was opened as a National School in 1851.

Senior children were transferred to Waddington School from February 1941.

The school was closed on 21 July 1983, with the children transferred to Navenby CE School and other schools.

https://www.lincstothepast.com/HARMSTON-CE-SCHOOL/529177.record?pt=S 

Located at the top of School Lane but now a private house. Inscription on building reads

"National Schools

MDCCCLI" 

DB 8 May 2018 

Harmston, National School, Church of England School
Hatton, Old School
Hatton, Old School
Hatton, Old School

The primary school in Hatton opened as a National School in 1864 and closed in 1951, with children transferring to schools in Baumber and Wragby.

August 2013

Hatton, primary 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, 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
Hemingby, Hemingby Hospital School, Mill Lane
Hemingby, Hemingby Hospital School, Mill Lane
Hemingby, Hemingby Hospital School, Mill Lane

Former school now the village hall. 

"The school was originally founded as a Free School by Jane Lady Dymoke in 1727.

It was known as Hemingby Hospital School by 1903.

From the late 1940s senior children were transferred to Horncastle.

The school appears to have been closed on 17 July 1970"

https://www.lincstothepast.com/HEMINGBY-HOSPITAL-SCHOOL/529173.record?pt=S  

"In April 1969 a public meeting was held to discuss the possible closure of the small village school.

Unfortunately the closure went ahead and in 1974 the Village Hall Committee purchased the building for £1,000"

https://hemingby.net/village-hall/ 

DB 3 September 2018

Hemingby, Hemingby Hospital School, Village Hall, Dymoke
Holton le Moor, Old School
Holton le Moor, Old School
Holton le Moor, Old School

A National School was first provided by the Dixon family in 1858. It was replaced by this building, which was designed by H G Gamble, in 1913.

The decorated gable of what was latterly St Luke's CE Aided Primary School carries the patriotic message 'Live for God & King & Country'.

The school closed in 2006.

May 2016

Holton le Moor, primary school, H G Gamble, Dixon
Horbling, School
Horbling, School
Horbling, School

"Grade II listed school with attached Schoolmaster's house, now two houses, dating from 1845 and enlarged in 1892"

https://www.lincstothepast.com/School-House-and-the-Old-School--Horbling/910056.record?pt=S 

"A Free School was founded here in 1691 by Edward Browne. That building was replaced in 1845 by another Edward Brown, Reverend. That building was replaced in 1851 and enlarged in 1892"

http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/LIN/Horbling 

DB 5 May 2018

Horbling, School, Edward Browne
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, College
Horncastle, College
Horncastle, College

The former children's home on Mareham Road became site of Horncastle Residential College in 1969.

The former family 'cottage' buildings were adapted as bedroom accommodation. A new dining and classroom block was built including this 12-sided lecture hall - later named the David Robinson Hall after the long-serving College Governor and tutor.

February 2010

 

Horncastle, College, David Robinson
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.

As shown here, the facade of the original building alongside the main drive and facing West Street remains unchanged.

February 2010

Horncastle, Grammar School
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,
Ingham, Primary School
Ingham, Primary School
Ingham, Primary School

The village primary school on the Green was opened in 1878.

Extensions in the 1980s provided a hall for both school and community use.

drawing by Tom Brooker, 1969

Ingham, primary school
Kirkby la Thorpe
Kirkby la Thorpe
Kirkby la Thorpe

Built as a National School with two classrooms in 1860 it later became a CE controlled primary school.

Extensions were added in 2004 and 2011.

October 2011

Kirkby la Thorpe, primary school
Kirton in Lindsey, Old Grammar School
Kirton in Lindsey, Old Grammar School
Kirton in Lindsey, Old Grammar School

A grammar school was founded in the town in 1517

June 2013

Kirton Lindsey, old Grammar School
Kirton in Lindsey, Old Infant School
Kirton in Lindsey, Old Infant School
Kirton in Lindsey, Old Infant School

This school near the church was built for 156 infants in 1895-96.

June 2013

Kirton Lindsey, infant school
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, RobertHardy Building
Lincoln, Bishop Grosseteste University, RobertHardy Building
Lincoln, Bishop Grosseteste University, RobertHardy Building

The block of teaching rooms opened in 2010 is named after the former Bishop of Lincoln, Robert Hardy (1987-2001).

September 2013

Schools and Universities, Bishop Grosseste University, Robert hardy
Lincoln, Bishop Grossteste University
Lincoln, Bishop Grossteste University
Lincoln, Bishop Grossteste University

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, Bishop Grossteste University
Lincoln, Bishop Grossteste University
Lincoln, Bishop Grossteste University

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

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, Christ's Hospital Girls' High School
Lincoln, Christ's Hospital Girls' High School
Lincoln, Christ's Hospital Girls' High School

This fine red brick building with terracotta decoration was designed by William Watkins and opened as a high school for girls in 1893.

September 2017

Schools and Universities, Lincoln Christ's Hospital School for girls, William Watkins
Lincoln, City School
Lincoln, City School
Lincoln, City School

The City School – a grammar school for boys - had occupied an awkward cramped site on Monks Road.

The City adopted a comprehensive scheme of secondary education and built this co-educational upper school (for 12 -18 year-olds) on Skellingthorpe Road in the south-west of the city.

The school was designed by the City Architect; the initial number on roll was 690 pupils.It became a mixed comprehensive school in 1974 (shown here) following amalgamation with the Sincil Secondary Modern School.

The main block facing Skellingthorpe Road has been rebuilt since 2010.

Schools and Universities, City School
Lincoln, Lincoln Christ's Hospital School
Lincoln, Lincoln Christ's Hospital School
Lincoln, Lincoln Christ's Hospital School

Built as Lincoln School (a grammar school for boys) in 1905 by Leonard Stokes.

It became a mixed comprehensive school in 1974 following the reorganisation of secondary education in the city.

 

Schools and Universities, Lincoln School
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,
Lincoln, Old School
Lincoln, Old School
Lincoln, Old School

This building, now the Castle Hotel on Westgate, was erected in 1851-52 by W A Nicholson as the North District National Schools.

October 2017

Schools and Universities, Castle Hotel, Lincoln, North District national School
Little Hale, Old School
Little Hale, Old School
Little Hale, Old School

Built as Little Hale National School; closed 1969.

June 2017

Little Hale, primary school national
Ludford, Primary School
Ludford, Primary School
Ludford, Primary School

National School erected 1853, enlarged 1874.

July 2011

Ludford, Primary School national
Mareham le Fen, Primary School
Mareham le Fen, Primary School
Mareham le Fen, Primary School

The original National School was erected 1840 and later enlarged for 140 pupils in 1880. There were extensions and refurbishment in the 1980s.

April 2016

Mareham le Fen, Primary School
Market Rasen, De Aston School
Market Rasen, De Aston School
Market Rasen, De Aston School

The original school building here, designed by James Fowler of Louth, was built in 1860 for £5000.

In 1876 there were 40 boys on roll, of whom 15 were boarders.

postcard published by C Fieldhouse of Market Rasen, 1906

Market Rasen, De Aston School, C Fieldhouse
Marston, Primary School
Marston, Primary School
Marston, Primary School

Dame Margaret Thorold founded a school in the village in 1716 in memory of her husband Sir John Thorold.

The present school - Thorold's Charity C of E School - was built in 1861 and has been extended twice in the twenty-first century.

It was Grade II listed in 1984.

March 2016

Marston, Dame Margaret Thorold, Sir John Thorold
Martin by Timberland, Mrs Mary King's School
Martin by Timberland, Mrs Mary King's School
Martin by Timberland, Mrs Mary King's School

Kelley's Directory of Lincolnshire 1876 states :-

"A school was founded and endowed with £65 yearly by Mrs. Mary King, in 1753 for the free education of certain poor children, to be nominated by the vicar of Timberland : it was enlarged in 1874 by the Rev. J.W. King"

DB 9 June 2018

Martin by Timberland, School, Mary King
Martin by Timberland, Mrs Mary King's School
Martin by Timberland, Mrs Mary King's School
Martin by Timberland, Mrs Mary King's School

Inscription states that the school was rebuilt in 1842.

Subsequently enlarged by Rev. John William King in 1874. 

DB 9 June 2018 

 

Martin by Timberland, School, Mary King, John William King
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, Primary School
Normanby by Spital, Primary School
Normanby by Spital, Primary 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,
Normanby le Wold, Sunday School
Normanby le Wold, Sunday School
Normanby le Wold, Sunday School

This small brick building, with its 'ecclesiastical' pointed arched windows, is close to the west end of St Peter's parish church. It is marked as 'Sunday School' on both First and Second Editions of the Ordnance Survey County Series maps of 1887 and 1905.

It is apparent that it had recently been renovated.

Normanby le Wold,
Old Bolingbroke, Old School
Old Bolingbroke, Old School
Old Bolingbroke, Old School

There was an endowed school in the village for many years. In 1840 or 1841 this National School was built.

It closed in 1974 with children transferring to the Gregory Croft CE (Aided) Primary School in East Kirkby.

July 2014
Old Bolingbroke, primary school
Pinchbeck West, Primary School
Pinchbeck West, Primary School
Pinchbeck West, Primary School
This was built as a National School in 1849.
Pinchbeck West, Primary School
Pointon, Primary School
Pointon, Primary School
Pointon, Primary School

The core of this building was originally a National School erected in 1863. With modern extensions and additions it is today’s St Gilbert of Sempringham CE Primary School.

October 2017

Pointon, primary school
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
Riseholme, College Conference Hall
Riseholme, College Conference Hall
Riseholme, College Conference Hall

This distinctive octagonal hall was built when Lindsey College of Agriculture was established on the site of the former Bishop’s Palace site in Riseholme in 1966.

May 2012



Riseholme, conference centre, Lindsey College of Agriculture
Rothwell, Old School
Rothwell, Old School
Rothwell, Old School

The school was built in 1856 and enlarged in 1895. It closed in July 1981.

April 2017

Rothwell, primary school
Roxby, Old School
Roxby, Old School
Roxby, Old School

The National School was built in Roxby in 1867 by Valentine Carey-Elwes.

April 2015

Roxby, primary school, Valentine Carey-Elwes
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,
South Carlton, Old School
South Carlton, Old School
South Carlton, Old School

The school erected in 1876 to serve the villages of South Carlton and Burton was a National School replacing the Monson Free School founded in 1678 by Sir John Monson.

It is Grade II listed.

October 2016

South Carlton, P{rimary School, John Monson, National School
South Ormsby, Old School
South Ormsby, Old School
South Ormsby, Old School

Built as a National School 1858 and known as South Ormsby cum Ketsby Church School in the early 20th century.

The school closed in July 1974 with pupils transferring to Tetford.

September 2015

South Ormsby, primary school Ketsby
Spilsby, Grammar School
Spilsby, Grammar School
Spilsby, Grammar School

Founded in the reign of Edward VI, the first buildings on this site were erected in 1611.

On the right is an extension dated 1914.

September 2011

Spilsby, Grammar School, Edward VI
Spridlington, Old School
Spridlington, Old School
Spridlington, Old School

School built 1870 by the rector of the parish and closed in 1945.

July 2011

Spridlington, primary school
St Peter's Vicarage, Cleethorpes
St Peter's Vicarage, Cleethorpes
St Peter's Vicarage, Cleethorpes

The Grade II listed former Vicarage was built in 1851-2 to the design of the Grimsby architect Edward Micklethwaite. It is now part of St Peter's Primary School.

Undated postcard

Cleethorpes, vicarage, Micklethwaite
Stainby, Old School
Stainby, Old School
Stainby, Old School

A National School built for the children of Stainby and Gunby in 1840, it later became Stainby Council School, then Stainby County School.

The school closed in 1971.

March 2017

Stainby, primary school
Stamford, Stamford School
Stamford, Stamford School
Stamford, Stamford School

Stamford School was founded in 1309 and established on the present site in 1548.

New buildings were erected in 1873 at a cost of £7000.

March 2016

Stamford, Stamford School
Stixwould, Old School
Stixwould, Old School
Stixwould, Old School

National School built 1851 with attached teacher’s house.

August 2011

Stixwould, Primary School
Stoke Rochford, School
Stoke Rochford, School
Stoke Rochford, School

"Former school and school house, now house. 1840. By William Burn"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1306993 

DB 17 May 2018 

Stoke Rochford, School, William Burn
Stubton, School
Stubton, School
Stubton, School

Stone from Subton School re-sited in the churchyard wall.

Kelley's Directory of Lincolnshire 1876 states that Miss Birch was mistress of the National School. 

"G.N." is presumably George Nevil J.P. of Stubton Hall

DB 28 August 2018

Stubton, School, George Nevil
Stubton, Stubton Hall
Stubton, Stubton Hall
Stubton, Stubton Hall

"Plaque attached to south front inscribed "This house was erected by Robert and Amelia Heron in the years 1813 and 1814.

"Jeffery Wyatt, Architect""

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1146985 

From 1952 to 2003 the house became a school for children with learning difficulties or behavioural problems. 

First known as Stubton Hall Boarding Special (ESN) School, then as Stubton Hall Boarding School and finally Stubton Hall School.

https://www.lincstothepast.com/STUBTON-HALL-SCHOOL/886671.record?pt=S 

It is now a hotel and wedding venue.

https://www.stubtonhall.co.uk 

DB 24 September 2018

Stubton, Hall, Jeffery Wyatt, Robert Heron, school
Swinderby, Primary School
Swinderby, Primary School
Swinderby, Primary School

The church primary school was built in 1849. The first mistress was Miss Edwards.

August 2016

Swinderby, primary school
Tattershall, Old College
Tattershall, Old College
Tattershall, Old College

"Former college, later converted to a brewery and stores, now a ruin, restored C20. Founded by Ralph, Lord Cromwell, c.1440"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1287800 

Probably used as a school for choristers at the collegiate church.

"The oldest grammar school building in Lincolnshire" 

DB 5 April 2018

Tattershall,The Old College, Ralph, Lord Cromwell, choristers
Tattershall, Old School
Tattershall, Old School
Tattershall, Old School

"Former school and schoolmaster's house. 1860-62, with minor C20 alterations. Designed by William Butterfield"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1390624 

DB 5 April 2018 

Tattershall, School, William Butterfield
Tealby, Primary School
Tealby, Primary School
Tealby, Primary School

The first school at Tealby was erected by Charles Tennyson-d’Eyncourt in 1857/8 and was rebuilt in fine style after a fire in 1889. It was then known as the d’Eyncourt School until the First World War.

July 2017

Tealby, Primary School, Charles Tennyson d'Eyncourt
Thimbleby, Old School
Thimbleby, Old School
Thimbleby, Old School

The present Village Hall in Thimbleby was built as a National School in 1857.

It is built in red brick and has a gabled porch. The schoolmaster's house is attached to the right of the schoolroom.

April 2016

Thimbleby, school village hall
Timberland, School
Timberland, School
Timberland, School

School and School House on the right.

"The school was built in 1840 and was connected to the National Society in 1847 as Timberland National School.

At some time after 1903 it became known as Timberland CE School.

It became a primary school in September 1956, with the senior pupils transferred to the new Ruskington Secondary Modern School.

The school was closed on 6 April 1971, with the children transferred to the Mrs Mary King's School at Martin.

The school was sometimes also known as Timberland School, Timberland Village School, and (in 1968) Timberland National CE Primary School"

https://www.lincstothepast.com/TIMBERLAND-CE-SCHOOL/885939.record?pt=S 

DB 22 May 2018

Timberland, School
Timberland, School
Timberland, School
Timberland, School

Detail of heraldry.

"Juste et Droit" means "Just and Right" and was the motto of Sir Thomas Whichcote Bart. He was a principal landowner and presumably helped establish the school. 

DB 22 May 2018

Timberland, School, Sir Thomas Whichcote, Juste et Droit, heraldry
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,
Welby, School
Welby, School
Welby, School

Former school now a private house.

"A school in the parish was united with the National Society in 1837, and a new school was built in 1869.

It had become a primary school by 1953.

The school was closed on 18 July 1972, with the children transferred to the Grantham National School and Heydour CE School (re-named Heydour and Welby CE School)"

https://www.lincstothepast.com/WELBY-CE-SCHOOL/528870.record?pt=S 

DB 18 June 2018

Welby, School
Welton le Wold, Old School
Welton le Wold, Old School
Welton le Wold, Old School

The school was built in 1860 for 120 pupils at a cost of £600, raised by subscription with the aid of government grants. In due course it became a CE controlled primary school.

The school closed in 1974 with the pupils transferring to St Michael's CE Primary School in Louth.

November 2011

Welton le Wold, Primary school
Wickenby, Old School
Wickenby, Old School
Wickenby, Old School

Originally built in 1842 and rebuilt in 1879, the school served the villages of Wickenby and Snelland. The school closed in April 1971.

Photograph taken 1969, by T R Leach

Wickenby, Primary School
Willingham by Stow, Old School
Willingham by Stow, Old School
Willingham by Stow, Old School

The school originally opened in 1818 and re-opened as a board school in 1877. It closed in the summer of 1995.

June 2017

Willingham by Stow, Primary school
Wilsford, Myers CE School, School Lane
Wilsford, Myers CE School, School Lane
Wilsford, Myers CE School, School Lane

Former school now a private house. 

"The school was originally opened on 13 April 1858 as a National School, and re-opened in 1877 after a closure of about nine months.

It was known as Wilsford School in 1877, Wilsford Myer's School by 1899.

It was reorganised as a Junior School on 2 February 1942, with children over eleven years old transferred to Sleaford Senior Council School.

The school was closed on 22 July 1987, with the children transferred to Ancaster School"

https://www.lincstothepast.com/WILSFORD-MYERS-CE-SCHOOL/886404.record?pt=S 

"Above the doorway is a carved ashlar scroll recording the construction of the school in 1857"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1168912 

DB 15 August 2018

Wilsford, Myers CE School
Wragby, Old Grammar School
Wragby, Old Grammar School
Wragby, Old Grammar School

A grammar school was founded in Wragby in 1632 by William Hansard. It was rebuilt by the parish in 1775 and this is the building which survives today.

In the late nineteenth century the building was used as an infants’ school. The building has recently been restored.

June 2017

Wragby, grammar school, William Hansard
Wyberton, Old School
Wyberton, Old School
Wyberton, Old School

The old primary school at Church End was built as a National School in 1862. It closed in 1961.

September 2011

 

Wyberton, old school, Churdh End primary School