Tyne and Wear HER(265): Houghton-le-Spring, Kepier Grammar School

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    "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 the dissolved hospital of Kepier, near Durham. The foundation included the school and an almshouse or hospital which was not established until later. Sited on the east end of the churchyard, the L-shaped centre survives from 1574, despite later repairs. The school had a celebrated library: of the books surviving in 1907 40 were pre 1600 in date...."
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    Link: https://twsitelines.info/SMR/265
    Resource type: Text/Website
    Added by: Splat
    Last modified: 1 year, 3 months ago
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