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Sevington Victorian School, Grittleton

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Sevington School, near the village of Grittleton, Wiltshire, England, was built in 1848 by Joseph Neeld, a landowner, for the children of his estate workers. It was built in the fashionable Neo-Gothic style and included a schoolroom and teacher’s house with parlour, kitchen and two bedrooms. The curriculum of the private school was narrow and designed to fit pupils for their station in life, either in service or as farm labourers on the Neeld estates. In 1860 Miss Elizabeth Squire was engaged as schoolteacher and she remained in charge until the school closed in 1913. Today it is used as a re-enactment centre for primary school children, and is open to the public during the summer. The building is Grade II* listed by Historic England.
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  • A working Victorian school with a VERY strict head teacher! Lots of play acting makes the visit more memorable. Book for a fantastic educational visit. Open some Sundays in the summer. Well worth... 
    A working Victorian school with a VERY strict head teacher! Lots of play acting makes the visit more memorable. Book for a fantastic educational visit. Open some Sundays in the summer. Well worth...  more »
  • I visited Sevington Victorian School as part of a private group excursion. The visit lasted two hours and included a visit to Leigh Delamere Church where we were given a good talk about the social... 
    I visited Sevington Victorian School as part of a private group excursion. The visit lasted two hours and included a visit to Leigh Delamere Church where we were given a good talk about the social...  more »
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  • A beautiful little Victorian school room and schoolhouse, complete with teacher's desk, blackboard and oil lamps. It's open every Sunday afternoon during the summer and you can enjoy a delicious home made tea in the teacher's parlour while children play with the Victorian toys. If you're in the area this summer, don't miss it.
  • Beautiful historical place I remember going here back in 2011 in year 5 with the school, I have been back here since they really bring the history back to life, the village is beautiful too.

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