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This building was designed especially as a Custom House, and the original opened in 1711.

Hannah More (1745-1833), a Bristol Quaker, established a school for young ladies on this site.

The Wills Memorial Building was commissioned in 1912 by George Alfred Wills and Henry Herbert Wills, in honour of their father, Henry Overton Wills

Sir Richard Aldworth (d.1646) left money to the Corporation of Basingstoke to educate ten boys of good and religious poor men of the town and to af

Salisbury had markets on Tuesdays and Saturdays between 1361 and 1960; there was no market on the other four to encourage trade in Old Sarum and Wi

In 1866 the rector of Weston Patrick converted a barn into a school at a cost of £30 which was supported by subscription and the scholars’ pence.

In 1604, James I disposed of the manor of Bishop's Cleeve, which had been held by the Crown since the dissolution, to two London merchants, Peter V

In 1548 money from the Guild of the Holy Ghost Chapel was employed ‘to fynde a scole master to teche children grammar which hath been so continuall

Education in Basingstoke dates back to the 16th century with the founding of a school for boys attached to the Holy Ghost chapel.  With numerous ch

This period saw increasing numbers of children requiring education in Basingstoke and a constant struggle to supply sufficient places.

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