Sevington School near Chippenham locked in time to be opened
By nhavergal | Monday, March 11, 2013, 11:46
Sevington School, Chippenham has been locked in time since it closed but for the first time it will be opened for people to explore.
Sevington Victorian School. Photo: TempusVolat.
The Heritage Lottery Fund has made it possible for the Victorian school to be opened to the public, secure its future as a historical feature to Chippenham and to become a learning resource.
A grant of £45,300 from the HLF will give the Sevington Trust the opportunity to buy the building and begin to work on the project to keep the building a heritage site.
The Sevington Trust is run by volunteers who aim to introduce the building to a wider audience. Other organisations supporting the project include: the Landfill Communities Fund administered by Hills by Community First and the Rural Community Council for Wiltshire.
The exhibition will explore the life of a Victorian school child and tell the story of the teacher Miss Squire and her scholars.
Sevington School opened in 1849 and was closed in 1913 and has remained in the same condition since.
The exhibition will be running from 25 March – 28 June 2013.
Chippenham Museum and Heritage Centre will also be holding Easter holiday events including an introduction to the 'three Rs' with Miss Squire running from Wednesday, 27, March to Wednesday, 3, April 2013.
There will also be a chance to dress up in Victorian period clothing.
Photo courtesty of TempusVolat via Flickr.com.