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HOOTON PAGNELL

"where time stands still"

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The Old School

The Old School

The present school was officially opened in 1970, but this, of course, was only the latest chapter in the history of education in the village.

A census of 1822 lists among the residents of Hooton Pagnell a Richard Fish, grocer and school master. Richard appears again in the census of 1841. Possibly Richard Fish taught his pupils in a small building in the garden of Yew Tree Cottage on Clayton Lane. We do know that he received the interest on £20 per annum, bequeathed by Henry Worrill in 1782, and the use of the school, in order to
educate six poor children. Here the children would pay one penny a week to be taught the three R's. Richard Fish died in 1858, eight years before the "old" school was built on the Twitchell. (Now School House)

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