History of Stainton Memorial Hall

  • Description

    "The building, now known as the Memorial Hall, was built in 1844 as a National School run by the Parish Church. The first picture shows how the building looked when it was a school. The picture also shows a village pump in the middle of the road known as Meldyke Square. The main entrance door to the building when it was a school was in the middle of the wall facing Strait Lane where their is now only a tall window. On either side of where the entrance door used to be there are still the iron strips set in the wall at ground level that were used by the children to scrape the mud off their boots before they entered school. The children of Stainton Parish received an education at the school for sixpence (6d) a week. In 1878, the pupils transferred to the new free Board School across on the other side of Meldyke ‘Square’. After 1878, the building continued as a reading room where farmers came to read newspapers....."
  • Owner

    Stainton Memorial Hall
  • Source

    Local (Co-Curate)
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  • Further information

    Link: https://www.staintonmemorialhall.org.uk/page2.html
    Resource type: Text/Website
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 4 years, 6 months ago
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