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St Anne's Chapel - The Grammar School, Barnstaple.

Trans. Devon Assoc. vol. 2 (1867-1868), pp. 114-123.


Charles Johnston

Prepared by Michael Steer

Shortly after 1550 St. Anne's became the town's Grammar School, a role it probably took over from St. Nicholas Chapel, another former chantry chapel in the town. It offered a classical education, for boys only, with an emphasis on Latin. During the 16th and 17th centuries St. Anne's had around 30 pupils. In 1659 it was joined by Alice Horwood's School for 'twenty poor maids', a stone's throw away in Church Lane, and in 1710 by the Bluecoat Boy's Charity School in All Hallows Chapel over the North Gate with 50 pupils. This was the extent of formal schooling in the town until the 19th century.Google with the Archive Organization has sponsored the digitisation of books from several libraries. The Internet Archive makes available, in its Community Texts Collection (originally known as Open Source Books), books that have been digitised by Google from a number of libraries. These are books on which copyright has expired, and are available free for educational and research use. This rare book was produced from a copy held by the University of Michigan Library, and is available from the Internet Archive.

Alfred the Great 120, 122-3
Anne, Saint throughout
Athelstan, King 120, 122-3
Aramathea, Joseph of 119
Bernard, Saint 121
Constantine 119
Edward III 120
Gould, Mr John 115-7
Holman, Mr John 114, 116-7
Joel 114, 117
Lacy, Bishop 114, 116
Leland 114, 116
Mochua, Saint 115
Oliver, Dr 114, 117
Patrick, Saint 115, 119
Petrie 117-8, 122
Sabinus, Saint 114, 117, 119, 121-2
Suibine 121-2
William I 117, 119
Worcester, Florence of 122