SK4319 : The headmaster's house

taken 8 years ago, near to Osgathorpe, Leicestershire, Great Britain

The headmaster's house
The headmaster's house
Next to the rectory opposite the church is the old village school and headmaster's house, with a coat of arms belonging to Thomas Harley (1613-73), Osgathorpe’s greatest benefactor. Born in the village, Harley moved to London during the time of Oliver Cromwell and the Civil War, where he became a successful businessman and had the good fortune to marry three rich widows! The money that he made enabled him to move back to Osgathorpe to escape the turbulent life in London and enjoy a life of wealth. When he died, he left a trust fund for needy widows of the clergy. Money from the trust built the alms houses in 1675 opposite the church (see left of SK4319 : The Old Rectory), the school and the headmaster’s house. Even today, the trust is still able to give educational grants for pupils in the Osgathorpe, Thringstone and Whitwick area.
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Saturday, 29 August, 2009   (more nearby)
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Friday, 16 October, 2009
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House   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 430 195 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:46.3098N 1:21.7644W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 430 195
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