Shrewsbury School

From the School Archive

Wednesday 5 December 2018

Shrewsbury School’s first Account Book, dating from 1577...

Shrewsbury School has been exceptionally careful over the centuries to preserve its records of all kinds. The earliest bailiff’s account book in the School Archives covers the period from 1577 to 1660.

Among early items are the accounts for the building of the Old Schools in the town in 1596. The accounts contain itemised records of payments for work done by the stone mason, John Richmond of Grinshill, where the stone was quarried.

Next time you are in town, take a look at the very fine stonework on the Old School building.

Robin Brooke-Smith
Taylor Librarian and Archivist

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