Spratton Hall School

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Spratton Hall is located in Spratton Village which lies 8 miles outside of Northampton, UK on the A5199 Welford Road.

History[edit]

The main house was built in on the site of an earlier farmhouse and owned by the Clark family as a private home.[1] It is mainly constructed from limestone from Kingsthorpe. The Grade II listed building passed through several hands until Mr K C Hunter and his wife bought it and opened it as a boys’ boarding school in 1951 with 20 boys.[2]

In 1972 the Charitable Trust was established so the school was administered by a board of governors. In 1975 when the Hunters retired, Mr Bickley became Head Master and girls were introduced to the school. In 1987 it became a day-only school.

Spratton Hall’s crest originates from the story of Saint Hubertus’ vision, Patron Saint of Hunters.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pevsner, Nikolaus (1998). Northamptonshire – The Buildings of England: Description of the Spratton Hall and reference to build date. London: Penguin Books. p. 407. ISBN 978-0-1407-1022-9. 
  2. ^ "Spratton Hall School, Spratton". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved December 6, 2014.