The Stokesley Heritage Project

What is it?

(Click to discover the background to the project and the set of leaflets which resulted)

How to Use this Web Site

(Click to view hints on finding topics on this site)


New on this Site (May 2017)

Old Boys of Preston Grammar School

As part of our research into The Preston Grammar School we have been researching the lives of all the free scholars who attended the school over the period when it was operating. It will take a long time to post all their stories, but we have decided to post a complete set of lists of boys so that people can check to see if they have relatives who were free pupils. To see the lists., click on Foundation Boys, and follow the instructions on the new page. Do let us know if you can supply information about any past pupil!
All information supplied will be credited to the provider!

Henry Farrow Mudd

Last May we said we would be most grateful if readers who can supplement our information would contact us by email at moc.loa|gatirehyelsekots#moc.loa|gatirehyelsekots.

As a result we were contacted by Anthony Wilson, grand-nephew of Henry Farrow Mudd (The Fallen). See the photos and 1918 letter he provided for us at Mudd H F!

And there is more! See Henry Farrow Mudd - Pioneer of Recorded Church Music Thanks Tony!


The Preston Grammar School

The book that went around the world

Right - John Schubert of Victoria, Australia with a book given as a prize in 1871 at the Preston Grammar School (Stokesley)
Click on Edmund Barker's Prize to learn more about this incredible story.


Left - Portrait of Lady Mary Ingilby from Ripley Castle - Copyright Sir Thomas Ingleby

We thank Sir Thomas for sending us this photograph showing the lady whose marriage into the Ingilby line brought about a family link with the Preston family. Read more about her (and the way the link affected the school) at The Preston Grammar School and John Preston senior

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