Sarah Shield - the village schoolmistress
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On the hill which, before the quarry, rose up behind the church, there was a cottage where Sarah Shield lived. Her tombstone in the churchyard reads:

'To the memory of Sarah Shield spinster of this parish who departed this life May 31 1852 aged 93 years and 11 months'. The greater part of her time was spent in usefulness to her neighbours. She was also the village schoolmistress for 63 years and died respected by all who knew her.'

As you walk along the path to the church Sarah's tombstone is on the right hand side just beside the wall running up the slope.