Wynnstay House, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

This is the oldest surviving specially designed Infant School built according to the most up to date ideas of the time. It was opened on 20 July 1830. Inside it was originally a single schoolroom measuring 60 x 30 feet. It was designed to accommodate 250 children aged 2 to 7. It was designed by Samuel Wilderspin who believed infants needed face to face, group teaching. He developed what was later named the 'chalk and talk' method of teaching. The building has been converted into offices.


Gloucestershire Cheltenham


Georgian (1714 - 1836)



school education architecture georgian (1714 - 1836)