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History of Duns
Boston House and School

Boston House

Boston School

Boston House - This house is the birthplace of Rev Thomas Boston in 1676. He was the son of a Covenanting Minister who had been imprisoned for his beliefs. These beliefs influenced Thomas in his thinking and preaching and led him to become a leading light in the split in the church - the Disruption. The house has been extensively rebuilt in 1893.

Boston School - This building, at 43 Newtown Street, is the site of the Boston Free Church School built in 1843. Though long dead, Thomas Boston continued to influence the thinking of the Church, and this school and the church with it was associated were named in his honour.

'Bostonites'and their beliefs are still held in highest regard, to this day, in sections of the Disestablished Church.

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