Lewis School, Pengam, Records

Scope and Content

Formal grouped photograph

Administrative / Biographical History

Lewis' School, Pengam in the Rhymney Valley was founded in the eighteenth century to provide education for boys. A school started in 1762 and in 1853 a new school was constructed on Tir y Bont at Pengam which admitted girls and boys; school instruction was later altered to provide a Grammar School type of education. In 1882 the girls were moved to a room in Gelligaer School Board's infants school at Pontlottyn.


Original order retained.

Access Information

No restrictions.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Gelligaer Historical Society, November 2015

Other Finding Aids

A detailed catalogue is available online.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Fair condition

Archivist's Note

Compiled by H Thomas for Glamorgan Archives

Conditions Governing Use

Normal Glamorgan Archives conditions apply.

Appraisal Information

All records which meet the collection policy of Glamorgan Archives have been retained.

Custodial History

The photograph was passed to the Gelligaer Historical Society by a private individual whose great uncle, David Lewis Hughes, born December 1880 in Penarth and a boarder at the School appears in the centre of the first row. The Society subsequently donated the photograph to Glamorgan Archives, Nov 2015


Accruals are not expected.

Related Material

Records of Lewis' School for Boys, Pengam held at Glamorgan Archives (Ref.: ELEWB)