Rugby;  The School And The Neighbourhood: the school and the neighbourhood by Matthew Holbeche Bloxam

Rugby; The School And The Neighbourhood: the school and the neighbourhood

byMatthew Holbeche Bloxam

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1889 Excerpt: ... ROADS AND RUNS ROUND RUGBY. I. THE CLIFTON BROOK Ah, happy hills! ah, pleasing shade! Ah, fields belov'd in vain 1 Where once my careless childhood stray'd A stranger yet to pain! Gray. On emerging eastward from Church Street, Rugby, on the road to Clifton-on-Dunsmore, in which parish Rugby was, some seven hundred years ago, a mere hamlet, we first pass by Trinity Schools, a plain structure devoid of architectural merit, but built at the expense of the late Lord of the Manor, Thomas Caldecott, Esquire, whose beneficence to Rugby was neither slight nor unimportant. The site on which these schools stand possesses some slight historic interest, for some fifty years ago, and previously, it was occupied by a horsepool, in which the ancient ducking stool used to be placed. In the constable's accounts for the parish of Rugby, for the year 1721, is an item dated June 25, "pd for a lock for ye Ducking Stoole and spent in Towne business, o o 6d." The Ducking Stool appears to have been in requisition so late as the middle of the last century, since its existence and the modus operandi is alluded to by one who was then at school. We next pass by Trinity Church, with its merits and defects. The unfinished and poverty stricken tower, the want of proportion in some of its parts, especially in the chancel, is obvious. It is only exceeded in the lack of taste by the new Parish Church. Proceeding onward we come to the Subordinate Schools. Of these I shall only remark that the effigy of Lawrence Sheriff over the entrance has been crammed into a niche far too small to receive it properly, and that from its exposure to the north, the features and details of costume will, within a few years, become obliterated. It ought to have been placed within the principal schoolroom. Passin...

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Title:Rugby; The School And The Neighbourhood: the school and the neighbourhoodFormat:PaperbackDimensions:118 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.25 inPublished:February 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021798603X

ISBN - 13:9780217986038

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