2-4 Bath Road, Frome, Somerset

2-4 Bath Road, Frome, Somerset
Photograph taken 18 February 2007 © Mr Steve Ehrlicher. Source Historic England Archive ref: 266029

This was once a school. It is dated 1833. It was built for George Sheppard's wife as a dame school. Dame schools were run by private individuals. They generally offered only a very basic level of education to local children by teachers with no qualifications. Some provided little more than a baby-sitting service. They were, however, popular with working class parents who felt able to relate to the teachers. They remained until the end of the nineteenth century.


Somerset Frome


Georgian (1714 - 1836)


school education charity philanthropy Georgian (1714 - 1836)