A Little bit of History

School days

Low Ash Farm was, from 1850 to around 1880, a young gentlemen’s boarding school, but it was closed after the death of its owner.

A long time ago

Low Ash Hall Boarding School near Sheffield
conducted by Mr Linley

The duties of this establishment will recommence (D.V) on Wednesday January 21st 1867.
Terms per annum for Board and English Education: –
Pupils under nine years of age……… 17 guineas
Ditto from nine and under twelve ………..19 guineas
Ditto from twelve and under fourteen …….. 20 guineas
No day pupils received.

A prospectus forwarded on application.
Referee – G.M. Heathcote, Esq., Newbold, Chesterfield
Taken from ” A Laymans Look at the History, Industry, People and Places of Oughtibridge, Worrall and Wharncliffe Side” ….. by Doug Sanderson, published 1999.

“High up on the hilltop overlooking the Loxley Valley, this farm was once a boarding school for young gentlemen.The school was established by a Mr. Linley in 1850 and continued for 30 years until his death in 1879. The 1861 census, records that John and Betsy Lindley, both 51 years of age, lived there with 4 daughters and 46 young gentleman boarders. Originally, there were two separate buildings but, in this century a cottage was built joining the two buildings together. A feature inside the house is an old winding staircase leading to where the young gentlemen slept.”