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Old Grammar School, Shortbank Road

Date guide: 1918

The old Ermysted's Grammar School, Shortbank Road.

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This building was originally a chapel for the Knights Hospitallers. It became the Grammar School founded by Rev William Ermysted (one-time Master of the Temple and Canon Residentiary of St. Paul’s Cathedral) in 1548. I believe it was used as accommodation and stables during the English Civil War and the names of some of Cromwell's troops can still to be found carved in the beams.
Added by: Peter Sheeran 1 Sep 13 

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