Archive centreCarlisle
ReferenceDFCF 7
TitleWigton Friends' School
DescriptionThe records are conscientiously and thoroughly kept, at all levels, from administrative Committees to individual pupils, and give a vivid picture of life in a boarding-school, from the pupils' point of view. 1 - 6 Admissions of pupils to the School; 7 - 17 Administrative Committees;
Item 10: [General] Committee 1812-1827; Item 15: Building Committee 1825-1827; 18 - 33 School accounts; Item 23: includes Building accounts 1820s; 34 - 37 Pupils' progress reports, and further details of admissions; 38 - 139 Pupils' activities:- 38 - 51, 139 Work (exercise-books, etc.);
52 - 138 Leisure: 52 - 131 The Brookfield Association; 52 - 65, 88 - 89) Its minutes; 66 - 86 Report books; 87 Mineral catalogue; 90 - 91A Magazines; 92 - 102 Diaries of School life; 103 - 112 News Report books (i.e. digests of newspaper reports of current events); 113 Press-cuttings book; 114 - 131 Essays; 132 - 138 Other School Societies; 139 Ackworth School maths, tables; 140 Lane Head School Management Committee minute book 1854-1856
Date1812-2002
ContextThe School was founded in 1813 at Highmoor near Wigton, to be the school for children of Friends "in this County". It soon outgrew its quarters at Highmoor, and a field was bought west of Wigton, and the present Brookfield School erected on it. The School moved in during 1826 (see e.g. Items 10 and 15). Non-Quaker children also were admitted from the 1850s onwards. The School closed in 1984.
Catalogue levelFonds
Subject termsReligion
Quakers
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