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Kepier Hall, Houghton-le-Spring

Kepier Hall is a community building off Church Street in Houghton-le-Spring. It was originally Kepier Grammar School, which was founded in 1574 by Bernard Gilpin, the famous rector and the merchant John Heath. The school took it's name from Kepier Hospital in Gilesgate, Durham, the estates of which Heath had purchased. Some of the schools revenues originally came from the tithes (tax) for the hospital. Much of the current Hall dates from the 18th century, but incorporating the core school building of 1574. The school closed in 1922. Kepier Hall is Grade II* listed on the National Heritage List for England. Today, the building is managed by The Kepier Trust charity, for use by the community for meetings, lectures and classes, recreation and leisure, and other uses.

Houghton-le-Spring Historic Buildings and Monuments in Sunderland Grade II* Listed 1574 Bernard Gilpin (1517-1583) Former School
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Bernard Gilpin (1517-1583)
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Bernard Gilpin (1517-1583)
- Overview About Bernard Gilpin Bernard Gilpin was a theologian and an influential clergyman in Church of England after its split from the Catholic Church. Giplin was born in Kentmere, Westmorland, …
Tyne and Wear HER(265): Houghton-le-Spring, Kepier Grammar School
- "The free grammar school of Kepier was founded in 1574 by Bernard Gilpin, the famous rector and John Heath of Kepier who had purchased from the Crown the estates of …

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The Royal Kepier Grammar School
- "The Royal Kepier Grammar School, or Kepier Hall as it is now known, is located within the grounds of the churchyard, just behind St Michael & All Angels Church, Houghton-le-Spring. …

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List number: 1025443
List grade: 2*
Tyne & Wear HER: 265
Charity number: 527348
Post code: DH4 4DN
Grid ref: NZ3424949878
Borough: Sunderland


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