Bristol schools

This guide was last updated in 2009

Bristol Schools

Although you have to wrestle with a rather confusing navigation system, this site rewards you with a wealth of local and genealogical data for Bristol, which you can browse manually or search by name or keyword. The databases are organised into broad headings – churches, business, monumental inscriptions, and so on.

Click “Schools”, then move the mouse up and click the box headed “List”. You will be presented with a list of 599 recorded schools in the Bristol area dating back to the 16th century.

A transcribed advertisement from 1804, for example, details “Mrs Allen’s Boarding School” in Old Park, where for 18 guineas a year, young ladies learnt reading, grammar, geography and needlework, while chaps were schooled in writing and arithmetic. (For an extra guinea the ladies could be taught writing and arithmetic too!

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