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Henbury School

Henbury School

Artist: Grimm, Samuel Hieronymus

Medium: Ink wash on paper

Date: 1788

Shelfmark: Additional MS 15540

Item number: f. 212

Length: 179

Width: 263

Scale: Millimetres

Genre: Manuscript

Henbury School was founded in 1624. Schools had been established in Bristol since the 16th century with money bequeathed from wealthy, charitable Bristol merchants. Known as endowed schools, these provided for the education and upkeep of orphans and underprivileged children and often led to apprenticeship.

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