Building    From 1687 

Charity School - Hatton Garden

Categories: Children, Education

Building

Possibly designed by Wren.  Built by Lord Hatton following the loss of St Andrews church Holborn in the Great Fire.  In 1721 converted to house St Andrew's Parochial School.  It was given two entrances, boys and girls, one on each frontage, and a pair of the charity children statues was placed at each door.  All 4 were still here in the early 20th century and, with great forethought were taken for safe-keeping during WW2 to Bradfield College, Berkshire.  Amongst the buildings gutted in WW2 were, indeed, this chapel and St Andrew's church.  As part of the restorations a pair of the children were replaced here and the other pair were erected at the church.  The Hatton Garden building is now used as offices.

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Charity School - Hatton Garden

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Charity School - plaque

2023: Lionel Wright  has drawn our attention to an error in this plaque: St A...

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Hatton Garden - charity girl

{On the paper held by the girl:} These statue's {sic} were decorated on behal...

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Other Subjects

Sir Alan Johnstone

Sir Alan Johnstone

Diplomat. Attended Eton, 1871-7. See his brother Francis for family information.  Married an American heiress Antoinette Pinchot. His job took him to Denmark, Germany, Austria, Netherlands, Luxemb...

Person, Children, Politics & Administration, Social Welfare

1 memorial
Eddy Renton

Eddy Renton

Co-founder of the charity 'Kith and Kids' (with Doreen Collins) and 'Disability Law'.

Person, Children, Social Welfare

1 memorial
Normansfield Asylum

Normansfield Asylum

See Lost Hospitals of London for an excellent history of this hospital. Briefly: The White House, a mansion with 5 acres of grounds, was built in 1866.  Dr Langdon Down and his wife Mary bought it ...

Group, Children, Medicine

1 memorial
Billy Bunter

Billy Bunter

Character in a series of stories set in Greyfriars School, originally published in the boys weekly story magazine 'The Magnet'.

Fiction, Children, Fictional

1 memorial
Roy Sterling

Roy Sterling

Devoted many years of his life to working with young people at Coram's Fields. Died before Spring 1993.

Person, Children

1 memorial