OLD PLYMOUTH . UK
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  Brian Moseley, Plymouth
Webpage created: July 17, 2017.
Webpage updated: July 17, 2017

        

EDUCATION  IN OLD PLYMOUTH  |  PLYMOUTH SCHOOL BOARD

EDGCUMBE PLACE BOARD SCHOOL FOR GIRLS

On Monday July 23rd 1866, the first day of the new school year in those days, a small school opened at number 5 Edgcumbe Place, West Hoe Road, Millbay, Plymouth.  It was a venture by the management of Saint Andrew's National Schools and seems to have acquired the unofficial name of Millbay National School.

In April 1872 the Plymouth School Board acquired the Millbay National School in order to fulfil its need to provide educational accommodation in the Millbay district.  It became the Edgcumbe Place Board School for Girls, with Miss Annie Rowe Finch as its mistress.  In the 1871 census eight families were occupying the house so presumably the School only occupied two rooms at most during the daytime only.

By 1876/77 Mrs Angelica R Parsons had replaced Miss Finch. The numbers attending the School had increased dramatically over the years and it was now so overcrowded that the Plymouth School Board rented the Buckland Hall in Station Road from the Reverend J Barter for 60 per year.  It then became known as the Station Road Board School.