top of page
E E Elcock.jpg

E E Elcock

E E Elcock.jpg

Ernest Edwin Elcock and his wife Miriam were both school teachers before moving from Upper Penn, Staffordshire to the local area between 1911 and 1921. They had a son and 2 daughters.

Their son William Dennis attended Ashby de la Zouch Boys Grammar School before going to Manchester University and achieving a BA honours in French. He achieved academic notoriety through his book 'The Romance Languages'

Ernest had taken the post of headmaster at Newbold Church of England School when moving to the area and his wife Miriam is also recorded as an assistant teacher there. In 1926 he become the Headmaster at Griffydam Senior School.  He can be seen here in the photograph on the RH side with the Griffydam School Football Team 1928/29 season. He retired after 22 years service on September 30th 1948.

EE Elcock Sitting.jpg
Schoolmasters House.jpg

Whilst Ernest Elcock was at Griffydam Senior School, he and his wife Miriam plus children lived in the headmaster's house adjoining the Thomas Harley Endowed Free Grammar School at Osgathorpe. 

Ernest and Miriam played an active part in Osgathorpe village life. Ernest played the organ at St. Mary's Church, Osgathorpe for many years and was a member and former chairman of the local parish council and vice-chairman of the governors of Coalville Grammar School. Miriam was for many years president of Osgathorpe Women’s Institute.  It is assumed she continued to live at Harley House following Ernest's death in 1966, aged 82. Miriam died in 1976 aged 91.

EE Elcock Grave.jpg

Further information about Ernest Edwin Elcock and his family can be found in Samuel T Stewart's publication 'The Elcock Family' at

bottom of page