Thrybergh Ravenfield Dalton

South Yorkshire England

            Pronounced locally Thrybur  Old English Triberg

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I would like to say welcome to the children and Staff of the School who are using the site to research the history of Thrybergh. Please consider this your page, contact me should you have any questions, or would like to add information on this page.

Please note this is not an official School site, anyone wishing to contact the School should do so via the School contact  information







Head Teacher Mr M. Wheeler
Church View, Thrybergh, Rotherham, Rotherham, S65 4BL
Telephone 01709 850572
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Elizabeth Finch, in 1760, bequeathed money producing about ten guineas a year, for teaching poor children. A new school-room has been erected by Mr. Fullerton, and the former converted into a residence for the master.

The School building we knew as the "Little Hundred " on School Lane was provided by John Fullerton in 1819, its full name being Thrybergh Fullerton Church of England School. No wonder we just called it the " Little Hundred"


Built around the 18th century the school originally catered for the children of Thrybergh and surrounding areas, a small fee being applicable to Parents.


Also in 1809 there was a yearly rent charge of 10 to Thrybergh School accountable to the Finch Estate. Back then of course attending school was not compulsory and only parents that could afford to let their children attend school did so. By afford we also have to realize that young children would often be in employment back then, so were not encouraged to attend School by their parents or employers. The extra money earned helping to support the family. A lot of people were illiterate to the extent of not being able even to write their name, even throughout the nineteenth century.


 Thankfully Schools like the Fullerton School were established, some Schools having endowments and aimed at educating the poor. From these Schools emerged many an historical figure, and also many people who became leaders in their field during the Industrial Revolution.

The Cot O Content courtesy of Jonathan DabsThrybergh Fullerton School  had a couple of cottages adjoining which were to become homes for the Teachers, one of the cottages which became the Old Thrybergh Village Post Office now closed, it was once named "Cot O Content" by one of its former occupants James Ross who lived there 1811 to 1836.

James Ross became the Headmaster of the School in 1811and left behind amongst other things an amusing poem written about the day his pupils rebelled. Simply called 'The School' the poem informs us that little has changed in the behaviour of  boy's throughout the centuries.


In 1841 Mary Schofield age 30 was the Schoolmistress she was living with her mother Elizabeth Schofield who was age 70

In 1881John Mason had been the Schoolmaster since 1876, he was born in1834 at Armley, York. Living in the Schoolhouse Cottage with him  were Catherine Mason  his wife who was born in  1848 at Thrybergh. Also his son John Bertram Mason  age  4  born at Thrybergh, and their daughter   Mabel Alice Mason   age 2  born at Thrybergh.

In 1891 the Schoolmistress was Anne Hodgeson age 25 born in Barnsley, who was staying with the Boothroyd family.




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This site is the result of over 7 years research, and compilation, should you wish to use any of the content for publication of literature please contact me. The poetry and life of James Ross, the story of St. Leonard's Cross, and other items on this site were compiled, and first published on this site in their present context as a study of Thrybergh. If you use this site as a source, out of courtesy, please give credit where it is due as I have done on this site where appropriate.
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