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Christ's Hospital

Group   From 1552

Categories: Education, Social Welfare

Founded by Edward VI in the remains of Greyfriars Monastery for the education of poor children. In 1682 Sir Robert Clayton erected much of the building, designed by Wren, together with a statue of Edward VI.  Popularly known as The Bluecoat School where Charles Lamb was a pupil. Moved from the City of London to Horsham in 1902, and at the same time the boys' preparatory school also moved from Hertford to Horsham. The girls' school remained at Hertford until 1985, when it also moved to Horsham.  Part of Wren's building, the passage entrance, and the statue of Edward VI were incorporated into the Horsham building.

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Christ's Hospital

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Charles Lamb - Giltspur Street

{ On the projection above the bust:} Elia {In a curve above the bust:} To ...

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Christ's Hospital

The Corporation of the City of London Site of Christ's Hospital, 1552 - 1902

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Edwards VI and VII

At the time gilded lettering incised into granite was a popular technique. We...

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Edward VI at the Bull & Mouth

This bust is at the top of the memorial along with the arms of Christ's Hospi...

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Temple Bar memorial - Victoria's first visit to City

{On the south side, below the statue there is a bronze relief showing the cor...

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