SWAN DOWNER SCHOOL – GARDNER STREET
This charitable school was established at 12 Gardner Street, in 1820, and the inscription which is still legible in 1930s read: “Swan Downer, Esq., who died 22 February 1816, aged 81 years, bequeathed £8,100 for clothing and educating poor girls of this parish. The trustees appointed under his will erected this school, A.D. 1820”. The school did not remain long in these premises and by the 1850s it had moved to the National Schools in Church Street.
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