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The Royal Charter School, on the Strand

The Royal Charter School, on the Strand

Engraver: Jukes, Francis

Medium: Aquatint with etching, coloured

Date: 1785

Shelfmark: Ktop LIII

Item number: 2.f

Genre: Topographical Print

View of the Royal Charter Schoolin Dublin, Ireland. In 1733 King George III granted a charter that provided protestant education for the poor. The chartered school system attempted to educate children in the scriptures as well as teaching them about industry, husbandry and loyalty to the crown. The Clontarf Charter School was built in 1748 and opened the following year accommodating 100 boys. The school crest was made up of a plough, spade, spinning wheel and a Bible. The school closed in the early 19th century and was turned into a bathing house and became known as Kingscourt House.

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