Former Grammar School Building, Stafford,

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Date:1890 - 1900 (c.)

Description:Former grammar school building, used by the Jap Co., furniture dealer.

The Free Grammar School of King Edward VI was established in 1550 using St. Bertelin's Chapel as a schoolroom. Due to the poor state of repair of the schoolroom the school was rebuilt on the corner of Gaol Square and North Walls in 1813 (pictured). The school finally moved to new premises on Newport Road in 1862.

In 1919 the education Committee took over the school and in 1928 built a new hall and wing facing Friars Terrace.

In the mid 1970s the grammar school merged with Stafford Girl's High School to become a comprehensive. Part of the buildings are now used as a sixth form college.

Photograph donated by Stafford Historical and Civic Society, who retain copyright ownership.


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1880s
Mayor's Procession, Stafford
Mayor's Procession, Stafford

View of Gaol Square. In the distance can be seen Foregate Street, on the left, ...

1900s
Maltsters Arms, Stafford,
Maltsters Arms, Stafford,

The Maltsters Arms on North Walls was known locally as 'the hole in the wall'. ...

1920s
Remains of the Sidney Fountain, Stafford
Remains of the Sidney Fountain, Stafford

The Sidney fountain was erected on Gaol Square in 1889 by the widow of Thomas Sidney, ...

1950s
Methodist Church, Stafford,
Methodist Church, Stafford,

The Methodist New Connexion Chapel on Gaol Road. The chapel closed in 1951 and ...

1970s
Gaolgate Street, Stafford,
Gaolgate Street, Stafford,

View of Gaolgate Street from Gaol Square, with Woolworths and the entrance to the ...

1980s
Stafford Concert Brass
Stafford Concert Brass

Stafford Concert Brass playing on rear of a lorry at Stafford Pageant in June 1987. Stafford ...

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Image courtesy of: Staffordshire County Records Office

Donor ref:County Record Office No., D4080/4/13, img: 1756 (18/2205)

Source: Staffordshire Museum Service

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