St Mary  Free School, Rotherhithe; 2009
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St Mary Free School, Rotherhithe; 2009

John Chase

© Museum of London

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St Mary's Free School or Peter Hill’s School is opposite St. Mary's Church in Rotherhithe. It was founded by Peter Hill and Robert Bell in 1613. Before the state provision of education, most schooling was carried out through schools established by endowments administered by the local church or independent trustees.
Rotherhithe's most ancient school is Peter Hill's School founded in 1613. Two 18th century endowments were later merged with it, expanding the provision.
It occupied this building, 20 St Mary Church Street, from 1795.
The plaster figures represent a charity boy and girl.




2009 AD - 2009 AD

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