Dunalley Street Primary School, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

Dunalley Street Primary School, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Photograph taken 27 October 2003 © Ms Ruth Povey. Source Historic England Archive ref: 474603

This building was opened as the British School in February 1859. The British and Foreign School Society supported the building of schools called British Schools on behalf of the Nonconformist churches. This school is also remarkable architecturally in a national context. This is for the rare use of glued laminated wood in the 1850s. This was a time of significant experimentation in building techniques, and especially their application to wide-span roofs.

Location

Gloucestershire Cheltenham

Period

Victorian (1837 - 1901)

Tags

school education british Victorian (1837 - 1901)