NG3453 : Arnisort School and Church, Flashader

taken 12 years ago, near to Flashader, Highland, Great Britain

Arnisort School and Church, Flashader
Arnisort School and Church, Flashader
At the time of the 1861, 1871 and 1881 censuses a Free Church of Scotland school was held in the house behind the church. It was also the dwelling of the teacher and his family. By the time of the 1891 census it had become "The Old Schoolhouse", and was a Post Office, the retired schoolteacher being the postmaster. On the 2nd edition O.S. map, published 1904, based on a survey 1875-7 and revised 1901, the house is marked as a Post Office.
The original Ordnance Survey Name Book, 1878, available on the ScotlandsPlaces web-site, has two entries for this building:
"Post Office (Sub). The name applies to a neat dwelling house, two storeys, slated and in good repair, it was built in the year 1869."
"School. This name is applied to a school situated about one mile to the North east of Edinbain. Average attendance Boys & Girls 56. Education afforded, the ordinary branches. Supported by the Free Church Commitee (sic) Ladies Association and School fees" A note is added in red ink: "This School and P. Office is one and the same building."
Since a school was there at the 1861 census, it must have been replaced or rebuilt if the date 1869 is correct.
Letters in the Scotsman 26 July 1869 and the John o' Groat Journal 9 Sept 1869, from Gordon M'Leod of Lochbay House, a landowner in the area, refer to this rebuilding of both church and schoolhouse by the Free Church.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 30 May, 2007   (more nearby)
Sunday, 29 July, 2007
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NG 349 531 [100m precision]
WGS84: 57:29.4408N 6:25.5412W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NG 349 531
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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