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Here is the first of two shots of Stamford (Grammer) School.. I never went here I have to say, I went to Fane School elsewhere in Stamford, but my Brother went here..
This is one of the oldest School in Britain..

The school was founded in 1532 by a local merchant and alderman, William Radcliffe, with the encouragement of Lady Margaret Beaufort, mother of Henry VII, though there is evidence to suggest that a school existed from the beginning of the fourteenth century..
Founded as a chantry school, it fell foul of the Protestant reformers and was only saved from destruction under the Chantries Act of Edward VI by the personal intervention of Sir William Cecil (later Lord Burghley) who worked in the service of Edward Seymour, 1st Duke of Somerset and who secured a specific Act of Parliament in 1548 ensuring its survival. Apart from the chantries of the University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge, only those of Eton College, Winchester College, Berkhamsted, St Albans and Stamford schools survived.. That's it..
All other Schools in the U.K. are newer..

You are looking at the front of Stamford School House.. To the left, is the very newest part of the school, a glass covered staircase with etched glass showing the school crest..
I'll show a full view of the main front a bit later..

October 30, 2012
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Oct 30, 2012 12:24:56 pm
Very nice capture of this historical school Rob

by magnus073 Homepage »

Oct 30, 2012 12:32:08 pm
Great capture my friend!!!

by tamburro Homepage »

Oct 30, 2012 3:22:47 pm
Very cool image and great history of the area and the school

by Faemike55 Homepage »

Oct 30, 2012 4:12:22 pm

A very inviting photo. I'll bet its a great school. Chantry priests served as teachers in many towns where the middle class could afford to pay them beyond saying masses for the dead.

by Buffalo1 Homepage »

Oct 30, 2012 5:58:39 pm
Blimey, great clarity, color, POV, depth and texture in this foto of the school, mate, that could easily be mistaken for a nice two story home!
Only extremely private schools look like this around Southern California. My art school resembled this one in a way. All the pubic schools I attended were built in the 20th century.

by goodoleboy Homepage »

Oct 30, 2012 7:53:54 pm
nice shot

by flavia49 Homepage »

Oct 30, 2012 8:23:14 pm
Really terrific capture with lovely lighting.

by morningglory Homepage »

Oct 30, 2012 11:52:33 pm
I always suspected you were an old school kind of guy, but I guess it was you brother. Maybe something rubbed off on you.


by HADCANCER Homepage »

Oct 31, 2012 3:19:18 am
Aye, you can't be the UK for good ol' history.. excellent shot Rob.. and a good read up on the history!

by tigertim Homepage »

Oct 31, 2012 4:30:39 am
Rob it is SO obvious that you didn't go to this school - the word is 'grammar'. Lol.
Nice shot.

by jayfar Homepage »

Oct 31, 2012 6:54:20 am
The orange lighting gives this a special touch.

by dakotabluemoon Homepage »

Oct 31, 2012 8:36:08 am
Good shot and interesting historical informations!

by munich68 Online Now!   Homepage »

Oct 31, 2012 9:09:34 am
Cool looking historic School mate and nicely lit up.
I'm originally from St Albans and it was a great place to grow up but house prices there these days means i'd never be able to move back.

by Maxidyne Homepage »

Oct 31, 2012 2:53:47 pm
Beautifully captured Rob!

by junge1 Homepage »

Oct 31, 2012 5:22:07 pm
A lovely shot, Rob - love the warm light on the front.

So good this school was saved - it would have been a shame for it to be destroyed.

by RodS Homepage »

Nov 2, 2012 11:57:59 pm
What a beautiful place!!!! Gorgeous!!!!

by lunchlady Homepage »


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