TQ9220 : The Old Grammar School, High Street, Rye

taken 5 years ago, near to Rye, East Sussex, Great Britain

The Old Grammar School, High Street, Rye
The Old Grammar School, High Street, Rye
The Grade I listed LinkExternal link building on High Street was built by Thomas Peacock who refers to the building as a house in 1636. However the internal layout leads to the conclusion that it was built with full intention of it being a school. Thomas died between 1638 and 1644 and his will endowed the school that was conveyed to the corporation in 1644. James Saunders endowed a free school in about 1720 and this was combined by Peacock's headmaster in 1791 both utilising the premises here. Parliamentary Papers of 1834 tell use the headmaster receives as a salary the rent-charge of 32 and 2.10s interest on the capital of the endowment. The schools split again in 1828 under two headmasters and then amalgamated in 1884 as Rye Grammar School. A plaque on the wall TQ9220 : Sign on the Old Rye Grammar School claims the building was used as such until 1908. During the 1950s it was used as Rye Working Men's Conservative Club. Now converted to two apartments the ground floor is currently Grammar School Records, a long standing business established in Rye in 1991 and one of the leading independent record shops in the U.K. LinkExternal link

(Much information gleaned from Jo Turner's description TQ9220 : The Old Grammar School, High Street, Rye.)
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 26 April, 2017   (more nearby)
Friday, 9 August, 2019
Geographical Context
Business, Retail, Services  Educational sites  City, Town centre 
Place (from Tags)
Person (from Tags)
Thomas Peacock  James Saunders 
Date (from Tags)
1636  1638  1644  1720  1791  1834  1828  1884  1908  1991 
Former (from Tags)
Working Mens Club  Conservative Club 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 9210 2041 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:57.0663N 0:44.0124E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 9211 2039
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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Peacocks School  Grade I Listed  School (Former)  High Street  Record Shop  Vintage Record Shop 

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