St John's Church, Reapsmoor (2)

Recent Photograph of St John's Church (2) (Reapsmoor)

‘Reap's Moor’ is a hamlet in the chapelry and township of Fairfield Head (Fawfieldhead). (ex. 1868 Gazetteer)

It's understood this building (on Reapsmoor) was erected originally as a workhouse,[1] and was given to the parish by members of the Harpur-Crewe family for the care of the poor. It then became St John's Church and Village School; however the School is now (2007) closed and its place is taken by the Parish Room.

(Information provided by Rosemary Lockie)

[1] Hine, Sheila - Around Longnor, 2007, with additions by Claude Fearns, 2007, p.127.

Image contributed by Alf Beard on 18th September 2003.
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