Rhosllanerchrugog British/Council School, records of

Scope and Content

Rhollanerchrugog British/Council school opened on 6 June 1865. Originally there was two seperate rooms for the boys and the girls which operated as seperate schools within the same building. The school waa built at a cost of £1,200 (ED/LB/92/3) and the school master was a Mr Joseph Owen of Shrewsbury and the schoolmistress was Miss Ffoulkes from Holywell.

By 28th Februrary 1896 a new experimental timetable was being introduced to ease overcrowding in the British /Council school which saw 45-50 pupils in classrooms built to house 30. In this same year plans were being drawn up of a proposed infant's school (ED/X/92/3).

In 1925 a new Council Junior school for girls was opened on the site of a previous infants school which stood across the road from the British/Council school. (ED/LB/92/6).

This collection includes log books and admission registers.


25"O.S.Map sheet 35-2, 6"O.S Map sheet 35NW

Related material held at Denbighshire Archives-

CD/A/4/172- Plan, pre 1904

CD/A/173-175, 188- Plan, 1926-1929 and n.d.

DD/DM/785/59 -Wrexham Leader Newspaper, 17th July 1975

Secondary Sources-

Dennis W Gilpin, Rhosllanerchrugog a collection of pictures,1991

Access Information

All school records containing personal or sensitive information are closed for 75 years. This includes log books, admission and attendance registers and some minute books.

Archivist's Note

No accession on record. Collection level extent has been estimated.

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