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The Victorian Schoolhouse

KEY POINTS

  • The picture of the Victorian Schoolhouse and children was taken in 1924. The school gate is in the centre, the gate to the house and garden is on the right and the playground is on the left.
  • The Victorian Schoolhouse was built between September 1875  & October 1877.
  • The first school day was on Monday 7th January 1878 and the Head Teachers were Charles & Lydia Smith.
  • The stone plaque on the front wall shows L.P.S for Loxwood Primary School
  • Open fires were used to heat the building and water was obtained from a well in the grounds.
  • The school was designed for 48 children and within 10 years it was catering for 120
  • Children sat on benches arranged as four blocks of three
  • In 1898 the school became known as Loxwood County Primary School
  • The Schoolhouse closed in 1967 with the opening of the new school at Nicholsfield, having been the centre of village education for 90 years.

TIMELINE

Queen Victoria 1837 – 1901 (The Hanoverians).

Victorian Schoolhouse 1924
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