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Sevington Victorian School

Sevington
Grittleton
Wiltshire
United Kingdom
SN14 7LD
Tel:
01666 825077
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Sevington Victorian School built for 25 children is a wonderful resource. Set in the heart of the Wiltshire countryside it is a perfect period piece. The school offers a unique learning experience because, as we like to say, 'history comes to life'.
School Parties are particularly encouraged but the school is also open to visitors.

We are open every Sunday from 2.00 to 5.00 during the summer months and offer a schoolroom experience, dressing up and Victorian toys for children, and home made teas for mums and dads.

Please telephone for information
01666 825077

Sevington School was built by Joseph Neeld. He had inherited a vast fortune and he used it to buy Grittleton House and the land around it. It was originally opened in 1849 and Miss Squire became the teacher seven years later, aged just fifteen. She taught there until 1913, for almost sixty years.

The school room was built to hold twenty-five pupils, but by the time she retired there were only three pupils on roll. When the school closed, everything was left untouched. Today we can still see how the schoolroom looked in Miss Squire's time along with her desk, pointer and blackboard. On the wall there is a picture of Joseph Neeld, the original benefactor who built this remarkable school. It is lovely to think of him still surveying his work!

Or call our information/booking line on 01666 825077.

For other (adult / family) visits please contact the adult group organiser on 01225 755713

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