March 29th, 2016

notes from a small island


This building was, for many years, the school for all the children who lived around the village od St Marks, here on the small island.

St Marks

The nearest end, with the large windows, was a bright, well lit, classroom with a large stove to keep both room and children warm; the far end was the schoolmaster's house.

The porch had pegs to hang up coats and bags. This is the plaque over the door -

St Marks

It tells you the building was a 'national school' built in 1815. Here is more information about the National School movement.