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Cowbridge Grammar School Letter Books

Reference code(s): GB 0214 D232

Held at: Glamorgan Archives

Title: Cowbridge Grammar School Letter Books

Short Title: Cowbridge Grammar School Letter Books

Creation date(s): 1921-1947

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.004 cubic metres (3 volumes)

Name of creator(s): Cowbridge Grammar School

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: The Free School, known originally as the Cowbridge Grammar School, Cowbridge, Glamorgan, was founded in 1608, and moved to its present site in 1617. The patron of the school in its early days was Sir John Stradling (1563-1637). In 1665, the school was permanently endowed by Sir Leoline Jenkins (?1625-85), Secretary of State in the reign of Charles II (1630-85). From this date until 1919, the school was governed by the Principal and Fellows of Jesus College, Oxford. The school was notable for its classical tuition, and many prominent men of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries were educated there in early life. In the 17th century, it was the only school offering secondary education in the county of Glamorgan. The main portion of the school house was constructed between 1847-1852, on the site of the earlier buildings, and around 1890, under the headmastership of Rev. W. F. Evans, a further building was added. From 1919, the school was governed by a joint body composed of representatives of Jesus College and the Glamorgan Education Authority. Cowbridge Grammar School became a comprehensive school in September 1973.

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: Cowbridge Grammar School Letter Books comprising of letter books, 1921-1947

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged chronologically by record series

Conditions governing access: No Restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Normal Glamorgan Record Office conditions apply

Finding aids: Handlist available at the Glamorgan Record Office

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records offered have been accepted and listed

Accruals: Accruals are possible

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by gwyn and Gwyn solicitors, Cowbridge, 2003

ALLIED MATERIALS

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Archivist's note: Compiled by Annabel Wickham for the ANW Project; Sources used: Glamorgan Record Office finding aids

Rules or conventions: Description follows Archives Network Wales guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition; AACR2 and LCSH.

Date(s) of descriptions: March 2006


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