Catalogue description South Molton United Schools

This record is held by North Devon Record Office (South West Heritage Trust)

Details of B366
Reference: B366
Title: South Molton United Schools

Administration, finance, log books, admission registers, miscellaneous school books, miscellaneous books, records of Hugh Squiers' Free School, records of South Molton United Schools Governors and Managers, deeds and leases, charity commissioners orders and correspondence, Board of education orders and correspondence and ministry of education schemes, plans, specifications and contracts, records of South Molton Board School, Infants School and Art School, cheques, letters, statements, teachers, inspection, pupils, acts and bills, circulars, regulations, forms and notices, printed material, miscellaneous

Date: 1535 - 1973
Held by: North Devon Record Office (South West Heritage Trust), not available at The National Archives
Language: English

South Molton United Schools, Devon

Physical description: 246 files
  • South Molton, Devon
  • Schools
Administrative / biographical background:

The South Molton United Schools were formed in 1877 from three constituent bodies, the Hugh Squier Free School (founded 1682), the Bluecoat School (founded 1711), and the National School (founded 1833-34).


Besides records of the South Molton United Schools, the present collection includes papers relating to the British (Infants) Schools and the Science and Art School. The connecting link is the common secretary and correspondent shared by the schools. Joseph Kingdon was followed in this capacity by Attree Powell, their joint period of office running from the 1890s to the 1940s. Furthermore, the United and British Schools were run by a single Board from 1903.


The list is based upon a Report compiled by the Devon Record Office in 1973.

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