If you are reading this page using a screenreader, we support ARIA landmarks for quick navigation too

Wiltshire Community History

School Search Results

There were 1 items found.

Donhead St. Mary - National School, Donhead St. Mary

The school was built north west of Donhead St. Mary church in 1840. In 1858 Warburton's School Census reported "Here is a small mixed school (22 children) under a mistress, a respectable person of superior address, in a school-room (24x14). A comfortable room, with wooden floor, and two large windows looking into an orchard. The bigger boys attend the school at Charlton". It later became a National School and was thought too small for the 37 pupils in 1871.

A board of five members was elected by Donhead St. Mary parish in 1874. The new school was built in 1875 for 100 children and the average attendance was 50. The cost of building both this school and that at Ludwell was £4,000. The school was used for infants only after 1893; the older children attended the school at Ludwell. An average of 23 children was taught at the school between the years 1906 and 1914; this number declined after the First World War. The school closed in 1922 and the pupils were transferred to Ludwell.

Unfortunately no school logs books exist for this school.
 

School Photos/Plans

National School, Donhead St. Mary
 
National School, Donhead St. MaryImage Date: 2009
Image Details: Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre
Get image information
Image Information
National School, Donhead St. Mary
 
National School, Donhead St. MaryImage Date: 2009
Image Details: Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre
Get image information
Image Information
National School, Donhead St. Mary
 
National School, Donhead St. MaryImage Date: 2009
Image Details: Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre
Get image information
Image Information
Charlton National School, Donhead St. Mary
 
Charlton National School, Donhead St. MaryImage Date: 2009
Image Details: Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre
Get image information
Image Information
Charlton National School, Donhead St. Mary
 
Charlton National School, Donhead St. MaryImage Date: 2009
Image Details: Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre
Get image information
Image Information
Ludwell National School, Donhead St. Mary
 
Ludwell National School, Donhead St. MaryImage Date: c.1906
Image Details: Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre
Get image information
Image Information

Actions

Search

This website

Contact details

Contact Wiltshire Council

Write to us or call us

Wiltshire Council
County Hall
Bythesea Road
Trowbridge
Wiltshire
BA14 8JN