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The Crypt

In the school woods is the crypt (although it is not technically a crypt). It was built in the medieval style as a folly for Throapham Manor in the 1780s, using spare materials from its construction (, it stands in ruins near to the former groundskeepers house and the old library. It coined the phrase 'in the crypt' meaning 'in trouble' or 'detention'. The crypt has hundreds of names carved into the stonework by former pupils, it is well worth a visit if you find yourself back in the woods. Credit for these photos of the crypt go to John Fisher, who braved the shrubs to get an insight into the space.

Can you spot your name?

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