The Old Grammar School

The timber portion of this building was erected in 1614 by Robert Smyth. It was set upon posts “to keepe the market people drye in tyme of foule wether”. The brick portion was added in 1868 and the building was restored by public subscription in 1978.*

The Old Grammar School

The Old Grammar School

*from a signboard next to the building

20 Comments CherryPie on Dec 9th 2017

20 Responses to “The Old Grammar School, Market Harborough”

  1. Sean Jeating says:

    Ah, I like that. With and without snow.

    • CherryPie says:

      I haven’t seen this particular site with snow.

      The current snow I have been experiencing is very localised in the middle of the UK, embracing middle England and Ireland…

  2. ivan says:

    Completely OT but I appear to have lost your e-mail address and I was going to send you my 2018 photo calendar.

  3. The Yum List says:

    I can almost imagine the market people back in the day. I wonder if they skill hold markets today?

  4. Ayush Basu says:

    “tyme of foule wether” i liked that, CP :)

  5. James Higham says:

    Most useful in this foule weather.

  6. Anne says:

    I know that place, my English penfriend when I was at school lived in this village!

  7. This building is so cool! Looks like something from a movie!

  8. Alan says:

    That is very a very impressive structure. Good to know that there was a covered area for the market people.

  9. Richard Nichols says:

    There is still a weekly market in the town, but this is in a covered market hall. There are also regular craft and food markets in the town square. The area under the school is often used for stalls selling curios and antiques. Other occasions it is used for artisan craft markets.