Former School, Castle Hill, Mountsorrel, Leicestershire

Former School, Castle Hill, Mountsorrel, Leicestershire
Photograph taken 02 August 2002 © Mr Peter J Ellis. Source Historic England Archive ref: 402544

This building was originally the village school. It was built in 1742, long before education was made compulsory. It has the inscription 'This English School for poor boys out of Mountsorrel and Swithland given by Joseph Danvers, Esq., 1742'. Sir Joseph Danvers was an MP for many years and also a Deputy Lieutenant of the County.

Location

Leicestershire Mountsorrel

Period

Georgian (1714 - 1836)

Tags

school education charity philanthropy Georgian (1714 - 1836)