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School, St John's Hill, Shrewsbury
« on: Thursday 23 March 17 14:59 GMT (UK) »
I wonder if anyone with an interest in Shrewsbury local history might know what type of school would have been at 31 St John's Hill in Shrewsbury in the 1880s, please?  I have a girl who shows on the 1881 census as a pupil there. From what I can see of the family it seems unlikely that they would have been able to afford to send her to a paying school, and I wondered if it was a special school of some type?
Thanks in advance, for any constructive suggestions!
Haden, Edwards, Bradley, Lamb, Cooper, Pool, Hepton, Ellam, Wilbe, Taylor

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Re: School, St John's Hill, Shrewsbury
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 23 March 17 15:36 GMT (UK) »
For the benefit of those looking RG11/2653 folio 25 page 43
Elizabeth Harriman unmarried 35 school mistress
Grace Harriman (sister) 30 Schoolmistress both bn Sawley Grange, Derbyshire
plus Cook, housemaid, governess and 14 female pupils

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Re: School, St John's Hill, Shrewsbury
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 23 March 17 15:39 GMT (UK) »
In later years they appear to reach the art of fruit growing  ;D  There are a few newspaper articles about them
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Re: School, St John's Hill, Shrewsbury
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 23 March 17 15:41 GMT (UK) »
Thank you for that, Rosie99. I hadn't realised that would be relevant, just wondered if anyone knew the address ;) 
Newspaper articles would probably tell me what i'm looking for, I'll go and hunt.
Much appreciated :)
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Re: School, St John's Hill, Shrewsbury
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 23 March 17 15:47 GMT (UK) »
In 1891 there is a school in St Johns Hill (no number) RG12 /2112 f21 p35.  The building appears to have two households there

1901 The school is at number 27  RG13/2540 f69 p36
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Re: School, St John's Hill, Shrewsbury
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 23 March 17 15:53 GMT (UK) »
Thank you, Rosie - I have the school on the census returns, just wondering if it was a special type of school. i'll hunt out those newspaper articles, they should tell me ;)
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Re: School, St John's Hill, Shrewsbury
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 23 March 17 15:56 GMT (UK) »
Shrewsbury Chronicle 07 October 1910
Notice St Johns Hill School removed to Belmont House, Shrewsbury also has article about Examination successes
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Re: School, St John's Hill, Shrewsbury
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 23 March 17 16:00 GMT (UK) »
Brilliant, many thanks!
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