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Grammar School - old


Close by Faversham Parish Church stands the Old Grammar School, built in 1587-88. A plaque of some age wrongly proclaims, reflecting confusion in local histories, that it was built in 1567. The grammar school was established in 1576 by Queen Elizabeth I as a replacement, in her name, for the school at Faversham Abbey lost to the town when Henry VIII abolished the monasteries. Situated in a leafy backwater known variously as Church Walk or Shooting Meadows Walk, the old schoolhouse is now a masonic hall and looks out on 1960s buildings of today's Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School.

The plaque

Old Grammar School

Location of the plaque

Old Grammar School
The Old Grammar School, near Faversham Parish Church, has a date error on its plaque