Directory of Brompton Schools

School

 

Dates

 

Location

 

Notes

 

Sarah Hardinge’s Ladies Boarding School

 

1790s

 

unknown

 

 

John Summerton’s School

 

1790s

 

unknown

 

 

 

H. Stone’s School

 

1790s

 

unknown

 

 

 

Mrs. Edward’s School

 

1810

 

unknown

 

It is unclear how long this school may have been in existence before and after 1810

 

Mrs Hart’s School

 

1826

 

Mansion Row

 

 

 

Miss Dalton’s School

 

1826

 

Prospect Row

 

 

 

Miss Bond’s School

 

1826

 

Middle Street

 

 

 

Misses Bonniwell’s Ladies School

 

1826-65

 

Prospect Row, Manor Street

 

Prospect Row in 1826, Manor Street 1838-40, 4 Garden Street 1847-65. Listed as Mrs Hart & Miss Bonniwell’s Ladies’ Boarding School in 1851

 

Horatio Nelson’s Private School

 

1838

 

Westcourt Street

 

 

 

Henry Martin (Writing Master)

 

1838-1851

 

Wood Street

 

Possibly a tutor at Brompton House

 

William Peploe’s

 

1838-55

 

Middle Street

 

 

 

John Schnebbelie’s Music School

 

1838-55

 

Wood Street

 

 

 

William Cheshire Bagshaw’s School

 

1840

 

Manor Street

 

 

 

Mary Ann Parfitt’s School

 

1840

 

32 High Street 

 

 

 

Amelia Rogers’ School

 

1840

 

Manor Street

 

 

 

Sarah Cory Trick’s School

 

1840

 

Manor Street

 

 

 

Anne Wilkin’s School

 

1840

 

Victoria Street

 

This is a mystery as Victoria Street is unlocated.

 

Isaac Woollett’s School

 

1840

 

Manor Street

 

 

 

Eliz. Elliot’s Boarding School

 

1840-7

 

Wood Street

 

Brompton House

 

Ellen Bowland’s School

 

1847

 

Manor Street

 

 

 

Hannah M. Cole’s School

 

1847

 

High Street

 

 

 

Mary Harnden’s School

 

1847

 

Westcourt Street

 

 

 

Sarah Moxon’s School

 

1847

 

Westcourt Street

 

 

 

John Saxton’s School

 

1847

 

Prospect Row

 

 

 

Elizabeth Whiffen’s School

 

1847

 

Westcourt Street

 

 

 

R.E. School

 

1850s or earlier - ?

 

Brompton Barracks

 

 

 

Convict Prison School

 

1850s-1892

 

Convict Prison, St Mary’s Vale

 

It is unclear if this was to teach the convicts or the Warders’ children.

 

Holy Trinity

 

1851-1984

 

Military (Maxwell Road)

 

Enlarged 1856, Infants School added 1884

 

Timothy Hathaway’s Academy

 

1851-55

 

Lower Wood Street

 

Brompton House

 

Garrison School

 

1854-?

 

Military (Maxwell) Road

 

The Garrison School served as the Church too.

 

Miss Sarah Frances Crouch’s School

 

1855

 

Wood Street

 

 

 

Westcourt Street Academy

 

1858-60

 

Westcourt Street

 

Mr. J. Oliff

 

Miss Brown’s Ladies Seminary

 

1860

 

36 Wood Street

 

 

 

Prospect School

 

1860-7

 

Prospect Row

 

Miss Power, 15 Prospect Row in 1867

 

J. Brown’s School

 

1865

 

Westcourt Street

 

 

 

A. Runciman Schoolmaster First Depot Batallion

 

1865

 

Mansion Row

 

 

 

Roebuck & Smith’s Ladies School

 

1867

 

Garden Street

 

 

 

William James Litchfield’s Academy

 

1867-1875

 

Lower Wood Street, Middle Street

 

Litchfield was also the Metropolitan Police Instructor, Chatham Dockyard Division. Middle Street in 1867, Lower Wood Street by 1870

 

Manor House Academy

 

1870

 

 

 

Possibly Brompton House

 

Mr. Pakenham’s School

 

1870

 

‘Just Outside the Lines’

 

 

 

St Aloysius R.C. School

 

1870-1902 or later

 

Manor Street

 

 

 

Miss Abra Hathaway’s Ladies’s Boarding School

 

1870-82

 

Wood Street

 

Brompton House

 

St Mary’s National School

 

1874 or earlier

 

Military (Maxwell) Road

 

Sererate from Holy Trinity

 

Mrs Elizabeth Pritchard’s Ladies’ School

 

1874-82

 

4 Garden Street

 

Same address as Miss Bonniwell’s School. (6 Garden Street after 1881 renumbering)

 

Miss Hathaway’s Ladies Academy

 

1875

 

Lower Wood Street

 

 

 

Mrs Towney’s Ladies Academy

 

1875

 

Lower Wood Street

 

 

 

Mrs Pritchard’s Ladies Academy

 

1875

 

Garden Street

 

 

 

Miss O’ Brien’s Private School

 

1890-1910

 

15Prospect Row

 

Also at 8 Prospect Row 1902-4

 

Mrs Eliza Lines Private School

 

1891

 

32 High Street

 

 

 

Children’s House Preparatory School

 

1930s

 

Mansion Row

 

 

 

Westbrook

 

1969-Present

 

King’s Bastion/Great Lines

 

 

 

 

 

Some of these ‘schools’ would have been simply tutors taking in a small number of pupils, either singly or in small groups.

This list is drawn from various directories and other sources and is not exhaustive.

 
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