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..
Oct 30, 2012 5:58:39 pmby goodoleboy Homepage »
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.