Felsted School

Felsted School

Infobox UK school
name = Felsted School


size = 88 Acres
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motto = "Garde Ta Foy"
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established = 1564
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type = Public school
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head_label = Headmaster
head = Dr. Michael Walker (as of September 2008)
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founder = Richard Lord Riche
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city = Felsted
county = Essex
country = England
postcode = CM6 3LL
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enrollment = 831
gender = Co-Educational
lower_age = 4
upper_age = 18
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website = http://www.felsted.org/
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Felsted School is a public school situated in the beautiful village of Felsted, England. It was founded in 1564 by Richard Rich, 1st Baron Rich (also known as Riche) who, as Lord Chancellor and Chancellor of the Court of Augmentations, acquired considerable wealth from the spoils of the Dissolution of the Monasteries including the adjoining priory of Little Leez (Leighs Priory). It is a member of the Headmasters' and Headmistresses' Conference.

History

The school became a notable educational centre for Puritan families in the 17th century, numbering a hundred or more pupils, under Martin Holbeach, Headmaster from 1627–1649, and his successors (see below). John Wallis and Isaac Barrow were educated here in this period, as were four of Oliver Cromwell's sons.

Another era of prosperity set in under the headmastership of William Trivett between 1778 and 1794; but under his successors numbers dwindled. As the result of the discovery by Thomas Surridge (headmaster 1835–1850), from research among the records, that a larger income was really due to the foundation, a reorganization took place by Act of Parliament, and in 1851, under the headmastership of the Rev. A. H. Wratislaw, the school was put under a new governing body (a revised scheme coming into operation in 1876). As a result, Felsted School developed rapidly into one of the regular public schools of the modern English type, under the Rev. W. S. Grignon, who may almost be considered the second founder. New buildings were built on an elaborate scale, numbers increased to more than 200, and a complete transformation took place, which was continued under Grignon's successors, including Frank Stephenson, under whom large extensions to the buildings and playing-fields were made.

The school was evacuated to Herefordshire during the Second World War. Major building works took place for the 400th anniversary celebrations in 1964, when the Queen Mother opened the new Music School. Girls were taken into the Sixth Form in 1970, and into the whole school in 1993.

Headmasters of Felsted School

* 1564–1566 - Rev. John Daubeney
* 1566–1576 - Rev. John Berryman, MA (d. 1617)
* 1576–1596 - Rev. Henry Greenwood, MA
* 1597–1627 - Rev. George Manning, BA
* 1627–1649 - Rev. Martin Holbeach, MA (1600–1670)
* 1650–1690 - Rev. Christopher Glascock, MA, OF (d. 1690)
* 1690–1712 - Rev. Simon Lydiatt, MA (1659–1713)
* 1713–1725 - Rev. Hugh Hutchin, MA (1678–1725)
* 1725–1750 - Rev. John Wyatt (1698–1750)
* 1750–1778 - Rev. William Drake
* 1778–1794 - Rev. William Trivett (1745–1830)
* 1794–1813 - Rev. William John Carless, BA (1770–1813)
* 1813–1835 - Rev. Edmund Squire, MA (1780–1853)
* 1835–1850 - Rev. Thomas Surridge
* 1850–1855 - Rev. Albert Henry Wratislaw, MA (1822–1892)
* 1856–1875 - Rev. William Stanford Grignon, MA (1824–1907)
* 1875–1890 - Rev. Delaval Shafto Ingram, MA (1840–1920)
* 1890–1906 - Rev. Herbert Andrew Dalton (b. 1852)
* 1906–1933 - Rev. Frank Stephenson, MA (1871–1936)
* 1933–1943 - Rev. Kenneth Julian Faithful Bickersteth, MA (1885–1962)
* 1943–1947 - Alistair Andrew, BA (1908–1947)
* 1947–1951 - C.M. Harrison
* 1951–1968 - Henry E. Reekie
* 1968–1982 - Anthony F. Eggleston, OBE
* 1983–1993 - Edward Gould MA, FRGS, FRSA (b. 1943)
* 1993–2008 - Stephen C. Roberts
* Sept 2008 - Dr Michael Walker [http://www.felsted.org/newsdetailtext.asp?story=11021]

chool houses

Girls' Boarding Houses:
* [http://www.felsted.org/BoardingDay/GirlsBoardingHouses/Stocks/tabid/241/Default.aspx Stocks's House]
* [http://www.felsted.org/BoardingDay/GirlsBoardingHouses/Follyfield/tabid/239/Default.aspx Follyfield's House]
* [http://www.felsted.org/BoardingDay/GirlsBoardingHouses/Garnetts/tabid/240/Default.aspx Garnetts's House]

Boys' Boarding Houses:
* [http://www.felsted.org/BoardingDay/BoysBoardingHouses/Elywns/tabid/243/Default.aspx Elywns's House]
* [http://www.felsted.org/BoardingDay/BoysBoardingHouses/Gepps/tabid/242/Default.aspx Gepps's House]
* [http://www.felsted.org/BoardingDay/BoysBoardingHouses/Deacons/tabid/244/Default.aspx Deacons's House]
* [http://www.felsted.org/BoardingDay/BoysBoardingHouses/Windsors/tabid/245/Default.aspx Windsors's House]

Day Houses:
* [http://www.felsted.org/BoardingDay/DayHouses/Manor/tabid/249/Default.aspx Manor's House]
* [http://www.felsted.org/BoardingDay/DayHouses/Montgomery/tabid/248/Default.aspx Montgomery's House] [http://www.felsted.org/BoardingDay/BoardingDay13/HouseStructure/tabid/232/Default.aspx]

Notable Old Felstedians

* Sir Anthony Abdy, 5th Baronet (1720–1775) Member of Parliament
* Isaac Barrow (1630–1677), English mathematician
* Anthony Morris Brooks (1922–2007) Intelligence Officer
* William Byrd II (1674–1744), Virginia Plantation owner, author of the "History of the Dividing Line"
* Sir Allen George Clark (1898–1962) Industrialist
* George Gordon Coulton (1858–1947) Historian
* Henry Cromwell (1628–1674), Lord Deputy of Ireland and son of Oliver Cromwell
* Oliver Cromwell (1622–1644), son of Oliver Cromwell
* Richard Cromwell (1626–1712), Lord Protector and son of Oliver Cromwell
* Robert Cromwell (1621–1639), son of Oliver Cromwell
* General Sir Richard Dannatt (b. 1950), British soldier and Chief of the General Staff (since 2006)
* Howard Brush Dean III (b. 1948), Governor of Vermont (1991-2002), Democratic candidate United States presidential election, 2004 [http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/article1036747.ece]
* J W H T Douglas (1882–1932) English Cricketer and Olympic boxer
* C. V. Durell, Mathematician
* Douglas Goldring (1887–1960), English Writer and journalist
* Charles Hose (1863–1929) Zoologist and ethnologist
* Henry L. Hulbert US Marine
* Kenneth Kendall (b. 1924), British broadcaster
* Matthew Kirk (b. 1960) Diplomat
* Nick Knight (b. 1969), English cricketer
* David Evan Trent Luard (1926–1991), British Labour and SDP Politician
* Sheila Nicholls (b. 1970) Lord's Cricket Ground streaker and singer/songwriter
* Stephen Robert Nockolds (1909–1990) Geologist
* Derek Pringle (b. 1958), English Cricketer and journalist
* John Derek Sanders (1933–2003) Musician
* Max Stafford-Clark (b. 1941) Theatre director
* John Stephenson (b. 1965), English Cricketer
* Andrew Tyrie (b. 1957) Conservative Politician
* John Wallis (1616–1703), mathematician
* (Geoffrey) Jeremy Walsh (b. 1929) Former Suffragan Bishop of Tewkesbury
* Sir Colin Alexander St John ("Sandy") Wilson (1922–2007) Architect

References

* Michael Craze, "Felsted School: A Short History" (Felsted School, 1965) ISBN B0000CMU9Z
* Michael Craze, "A History of Felsted School, 1564-1947" (Cowell, 1955) ISBN B0000CJ5SI
* John Sargeaunt, "History of Felsted School" (1889)
* "Alumni Felstedienses", by R. J. Beevor, E. T. Roberts and others (1903).

External links

* [http://www.felsted.org/ Felsted School homepage]


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