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Day School, Lacock

Day School, Lacock Date Photo Taken 2003
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The school was planned to be ready in 1821 to mark the 21st birthday of William Henry Fox Talbot. It was provided by Henry Fox Talbot but owing to the fact that cottages had to be demolished on the site and new homes found for the displaced tenants the school did not open until 1824. The school was built to accommodate 100 pupils of all ages and the Talbot coat of arms, pictured here, were on the wall of the original building. The school would have always been connected with the church and at some point, probably in the 1840s or 1850s, the school adopted the principles of the National Society and became Lacock National School, under which heading further information can be found.

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