School House

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The School House is at 1 The Row. It is the cottage at the top end of The Row nearest Tyneham Church. Sadly only the shell of the cottage remains today.

In the grounds of the cottage stands the flag staff. After the school closed, the school house was also known as Flagstaff Cottage.

Occupants of the School House

From 1895 to 1907, the cottage was home to teacher Annie Fry.

From 1907 to 1921 the teacher was Norah Woodmansee Woodman family page. Norah lived in the cottage with her parents and sister.

From 1921 to 1928 the cottage was home to Malvina Pritchard and her son Arthur – see Pritchard family page.

From 1928 to 1932 the teacher was Leonora Hearne.

After 1932, when the Tyneham School was closed, sisters Helen and Charlotte Hole lived in the cottage and referred to it as Flagstaff Cottage – see the Hole family page.

By December 1943, the property had already been requisitioned by the NAAFI (Navy, Army and Air Force Institutes) for its staff.

Page last updated: 23 April 2020

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