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Old Grammar School, Newport



Newport Old Grammar School
Newport Old Grammar School

Dating from 1614, the Old Grammar School, on the corner of Lugley Street and Lower St James' Street, is one of the oldest surviving buildings in Newport.
Charles I lodged in the building for 10 weeks in 1648 while the Treaty of Newport was being negotiated.
These unsuccessful negotiations between Parliament and King Charles I of England, were an attempt to end the hostilities of the English Civil War.
On the failure of the treaty, preparations for the King's trial went ahead.
The school crest
The school crest

The school continued to function as a Private School until its closure in 1969.
Today (2018) the Newport Grammar School Charity continues to promote education for Island residents.

See also: Newport  -  Schools  -  Historical Buildings

Another resource:
    More about the Treaty of Newport



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