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MARY PIERCY, ESCRICK PARK School 1843







£310

 

  MARY PIERCY, ESCRICK PARK School 1843 £310  
A classic Victorian School work sampler with the alphabet worked in different styles and numbers 1 to 10. Signed Mary Piercy Escrick Park school 1843.
Escrick Park in Yorkshire.
Mary was born 1833 Hunmanby, Bridlington E. Yorkshire, the daughter of Thomas & Alice Farmers of the country. She had 5 brothers and two sisters. By 1851 she was married to James Lewis an Agricultural labour. She died in 1913
A schoolmaster at Escrick was first mentioned in 1586, and others were recorded in 1715 and 1717. In 1743 there was a school for ten pupils, who were taught to read and write and were instructed in Christian principles; the master's salary was paid by the rector. There were 26 children at the school in 1764, when the master's stipend of 12 a year was paid by Beilby Thompson. The north aisle of the church was used as a schoolroom in 1776.By 1819 there were 60 pupils, twelve of whom were supported by the 12 received from the Thompsons.New school buildings are said to have been erected by Lord Wenlock in 1825,subsequently housing a National school which had been started in 1821 and an infants' school, begun in 1827; in 1835 about 240 children, including 90 infants, were on the roll. The schools were supported by school pence and by a subscription of 60 a year from Lord Wenlock, who also provided clothing for the children at the National school. An annual parliamentary grant was received by 1849. In 1819 there was also said to be a school-house in Deighton, supported by a bequest of 5 a year. There was an infants' school there in 1835, begun in 1830 or 1831, with seven pupils paid for by Lord Wenlock. The average attendance at the National school was 88 in 1871.From 1908 until 1932 attendance was usually between 90 and 115, but it fell to 61 in 1938. After the Second World War it increased along with housing development in the village and the number on the roll in April 1972 was 91. The yellow-brick school stands in the main village street, not far from the hall. It is now used together with a new building near by, opened in 1973.

Framed in a traditional readed frame measuring only 21.5 x 27.5 cm.
Condition one small hole



 

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