The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
Free Grammar School  Waterloo Road  Cranbrook Town  Cranbrook  

Books and other documents
PublishedTitle, author and references
1868School Inquiry Commision Vol XI South-East Division by C. I. Elton and H. A. Giffard ⇒ p. 41
1896A Glimpse at Cranbrook - The Town of the Weald by W. Stanley Martin ⇒ p. 32
1923Early History of Cranbrook School by Leland L. Duncan ⇒ p. 127
2008A History of Cranbrook from the earliest times to 1914 by Peter Allenp. 37; p. 76; p. 94; p. 105; p. 113; p. 120

Historical records

1518HistoryFree Grammar SchoolEarly History of Cranbrook School
Extract from John Blubery's will:
he left the "chief mansion place of my lond to my wife during hir life and then to the childe of my doughter yf it be a man childe and if it be not a man child that then it is my chief place and residue of my lands to be at the disposician of William Lynche to found a frescole howse for all the pour children of the town of Cranbroke aforesaid after the decesse of my wife, and the scolemaster to be chosyn and admitted by the said William Lynche"

1564HistoryFree Grammar School

Simon Lynche was born circa 1495 the eldest son of William Lynche and, probably, Cicily Morton, the first of his three wives. The Lynches were wealthy members of the Cranbrook area having made their fortune as clothiers. William Lynch had been charged by John Blubery in his will of 1518 "to found a frescole howse for all the pour children of Cranbroke" and on William's death in 1539 Simon took on this responsibility. By 1564, after legal proceedings, Simon "for a certain consideration him thereunto moving" conveyed certain property to trustees for the perpetual maintenance of a grammar school at Cranbrook. This included a house called Blewberryes and a farm at Horsemonden. In 1573 Queen Elizabeth I visited Cranbrook when she granted a Charter to establish the Grammar School of Queen Elizabeth in Cranbrook.

Simon Lynche had moved circa 1550 to Staple near Sandwich, which he represented in parliament in Queen Mary's reign, and afterwards to his seat at Groves. Simon married first Mary Roberts and then Joan Courthope with whom he had four sons and established the family and their descendants at Staple

Simon died in March 1573/4 and was buried in the Lynch Chancel at Staple on 5th March 1573/4.


1574Letters Patent, Free and Perpetual Grammar SchoolLetters Patent, Free and Perpetual Grammar School, CranbrookAllen's History of Cranbrook

8th May 1574HistoryQueen Elizabeth I CharterFree Grammar School
"Know ye that We heartily desiring to promote the pious proposal aforesaid and also that the aforesaid free and perpetual Grammar School within the parish of Cranbrook may be brought to perfection firmly to endure for ever

our Heirs and Successors Will and Grant that within the Parish of Cranbrook there shall hereafter be for ever a certain free and perpetual Grammar School and that the same school shall hereafter for ever be called the free and perpetual Grammar School of Queen Elizabeth in Cranbrook.
"

1868HistoryFree Grammar SchoolSchools Inquiry

The governors take a great interest in the school, and are anxious to benefit it in every way. They have recently built a new schoolroom, which was very much needed, at a cost of 300 l. They appear to take very unusual pains in selecting the headmaster when a vacancy occurs, and have been repaid by a rapid improvement in the condition of the school under the Rev. J. J. Allan (since deceased).

This gentleman was very highly respected in the town, and the number of foundationers, which had sunk to one or two, increased during his mastership to a yearly average of 20. I examined a portion of the school, and found that the boys were well instructed. At the time of my visit the highest form was composed of younger boys than in ordinary years; they were, however, both accurate and spirited in their classical translations, particularly from the Georgics and passages from Cicero. The lower boys appear to be very well grounded in grammar. Particular attention is paid to French, with good results. I was furnished with the reports of examiners in 1864 and 1865, which are highly satisfactory.


3rd Apr 1881CensusCharles Crowden, M, Head, married, age 44, born Bath, Somerset; occupation: schoolmaster and clergyman of Church of EnglandCharles Crowden, schoolmaster and clergyman of Church of EnglandGrammar School, Glebe House & Church Lodge1881 Census
Cranbrook, Kent
3rd Apr 1881CensusMary Julia Crowden, F, Wife, married, age 35, born LondonMary Julia Crowden
3rd Apr 1881CensusCharles Fletcher Crowden, M, Son, age 12, born Cranbrook, Kent; occupation: scholarCharles Fletcher Crowden
3rd Apr 1881CensusBeatrice Mary Crowden, F, Daughter, age 9, born Cranbrook, Kent; occupation: scholarBeatrice Mary Crowden
3rd Apr 1881CensusClement E. Taylor, M, single, age 27, born Norwich, Norfolk; occupation: schoolmaster's assistantClement E. Taylor
3rd Apr 1881CensusGeorge Henry Wells, M, single, age 25, born London; occupation: schoolmaster's assistantGeorge Henry Wells
3rd Apr 1881CensusJulia Elizabeth Smith, F, Servant, single, age 41, born Iden, Sussex; occupation: matron (school service)Julia Elizabeth Smith
3rd Apr 1881CensusMarion Coulson, F, Servant, single, age 39, born Loughborough, Leicester; occupation: matron (school service)Marion Coulson
3rd Apr 1881CensusAlice Dickson, F, Servant, single, age 32, born Holdsworthy, Devon; occupation: matron (school service)Alice Dickson
3rd Apr 1881CensusMary E. Barker, F, Servant, single, age 45, born London; occupation: domestic cookMary E. Barker
3rd Apr 1881CensusJane Mercer, F, Servant, single, age 25, born Cranbrook, Kent; occupation: Parlour maidJane Mercer
3rd Apr 1881CensusEliza Ravine, F, Servant, single, age 20, born Canterbury, Kent; occupation: lady's maidEliza Ravine
3rd Apr 1881CensusEsther Castleford, F, Servant, single, age 18, born Biddenden, Kent; occupation: housemaidEsther Castleford
3rd Apr 1881CensusHarriet Hopperton, F, Servant, single, age 22, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: housemaidHarriet Hopperton
3rd Apr 1881CensusElizabeth Coleman, F, Servant, single, age 18, born Biddenden, Kent; occupation: kitchenmaidElizabeth Coleman
3rd Apr 1881CensusMary Jane Knight, F, Servant, single, age 17, born Leeds, Kent; occupation: scullerymaidMary Jane Knight
3rd Apr 1881CensusWilliam A. Reynolds, M, Servant, single, age 20, born Hawkhurst, Sussex; occupation: footman (domestic)William A. Reynolds
3rd Apr 1881CensusRobert Reynolds, M, Servant, single, age 20, born London; occupation: boot boyRobert Reynolds
3rd Apr 1881CensusSarah Ann Williams, F, Servant, single, age 30, born Deal, Kent; occupation: cookSarah Ann Williams
3rd Apr 1881CensusSarah Jane Coley, F, Servant, single, age 17, born Cranbrook, Kent; occupation: housemaidSarah Jane Coley
3rd Apr 1881CensusElizabeth Beken, F, Servant, single, age 19, born Cranbrook, Kent; occupation: housemaidElizabeth Beken
3rd Apr 1881CensusElizabeth Ann Cork, F, Servant, single, age 17, born Benenden, Kent; occupation: housemaidElizabeth Ann Cork
3rd Apr 1881CensusCecil John Marsh, M, Boarder, age 11, born Poplar, Middlesex; occupation: scholarCecil John Marsh
3rd Apr 1881CensusAtherton W. Ashley, M, Boarder, age 13, born Bombay, India; occupation: scholarAtherton W. Ashley
3rd Apr 1881CensusCharles M. Cobb, M, Boarder, age 13, born Rochester, Kent; occupation: scholarCharles M. Cobb
3rd Apr 1881CensusHerbert J. Cobb, M, Boarder, age 13, born Rochester, Kent; occupation: scholarHerbert J. Cobb
3rd Apr 1881CensusFrank Mayes, M, Boarder, age 12, born Cambridge, Cambridge; occupation: scholarFrank Mayes
3rd Apr 1881CensusCourtenay Colley, M, Boarder, age 10, born Bombay, India; occupation: scholarCourtenay Colley
3rd Apr 1881CensusSholto E. Barnes, M, Boarder, age 11, born Hythe, Kent; occupation: scholarSholto E. Barnes
3rd Apr 1881CensusEdwards S. Hughes, M, Boarder, age 12, born London; occupation: scholarEdwards S. Hughes
3rd Apr 1881CensusArthur M. Dalby, M, Boarder, age 11, born Romford, Essex; occupation: scholarArthur M. Dalby
3rd Apr 1881CensusEdwin C. Pope, M, Boarder, age 13, born Brenchley, Kent; occupation: scholarEdwin C. Pope
3rd Apr 1881CensusHenry Alston, M, Boarder, age 13, born Eton, Buckingham; occupation: scholarHenry Alston
3rd Apr 1881CensusCharles F. Cope, M, Boarder, age 14, born Kingston, Surrey; occupation: scholarCharles F. Cope
3rd Apr 1881CensusGeoffrey S. Hughes, M, Boarder, age 10, born London; occupation: scholarGeoffrey S. Hughes
3rd Apr 1881CensusCharles F. Clarke, M, Boarder, age 13, born Bridge, Kent; occupation: scholarCharles F. Clarke
3rd Apr 1881CensusFrederick S. Tollit, M, Boarder, age 11, born Brixton, Surrey; occupation: scholarFrederick S. Tollit
3rd Apr 1881CensusHenry Lord Marsack, M, Boarder, age 13, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation: scholarHenry Lord Marsack
3rd Apr 1881CensusFrederick A. Marsack, M, Boarder, age 11, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation: scholarFrederick A. Marsack
3rd Apr 1881CensusFrancis Tress Curteis, M, Boarder, age 12, born Tenterden, Kent; occupation: scholarFrancis Tress Curteis
3rd Apr 1881CensusHugh Lloyd Boxall, M, Boarder, age 11, born Northiam, Sussex; occupation: scholarHugh Lloyd Boxall
3rd Apr 1881CensusAlbert Jas. Waterman, M, Boarder, age 14, born Sellinge, Kent; occupation: scholarAlbert Jas. Waterman
3rd Apr 1881CensusThornton Skinner, M, Boarder, age 15, born Boughton Monchelsea, Kent; occupation: scholarThornton Skinner
3rd Apr 1881CensusLionel Edwd. Caine, M, Boarder, age 15, born China; occupation: scholarLionel Edwd. Caine
3rd Apr 1881CensusEdgar Lake, M, Boarder, age 13, born Rodmersham, Kent; occupation: scholarEdgar Lake
3rd Apr 1881CensusWilliam G. Colbeck, M, Boarder, age 13, born Dover, Kent; occupation: scholarWilliam G. Colbeck
3rd Apr 1881CensusCharles S. Russell, M, Boarder, age 12, born Willesborough, Kent; occupation: scholarCharles S. Russell
3rd Apr 1881CensusCharles G. Currie, M, Boarder, age 14, born Cape Colony, Africa; occupation: scholarCharles G. Currie
3rd Apr 1881CensusPercy Northcote, M, Boarder, age 14, born Islington, Middlesex; occupation: scholarPercy Northcote
3rd Apr 1881CensusWilliam C. Seaton, M, Boarder, age 13, born West Malling, Kent; occupation: scholarWilliam C. Seaton
3rd Apr 1881CensusJoshua H.Balser Sharp, M, Boarder, age 14, born Keswick, Cumberland; occupation: scholarJoshua H.Balser Sharp
3rd Apr 1881CensusCecil C.S. Barry, M, Boarder, age 13, born Sydenham, Surrey; occupation: scholarCecil C.S. Barry
3rd Apr 1881CensusThomas G. Pettitt, M, Boarder, age 12, born Pimlico, Middlesex; occupation: scholarThomas G. Pettitt
3rd Apr 1881CensusRalph H. Stephenson, M, Boarder, age 13, born Pimlico, Middlesex; occupation: scholarRalph H. Stephenson
3rd Apr 1881CensusHenry Eldridge Stratton, M, Boarder, age 13, born Newport, Isle of Wight, Hampshire; occupation: scholarHenry Eldridge Stratton
3rd Apr 1881CensusBarley C. Johnson, M, Boarder, age 16, born Fakenham, Norfolk; occupation: scholarBarley C. Johnson
3rd Apr 1881CensusIveson A. Ernest, M, Boarder, age 16, born Crowgrange, York; occupation: scholarIveson A. Ernest
3rd Apr 1881CensusGeorge Sharland, M, Boarder, age 15, born Blackheath, Kent; occupation: scholarGeorge Sharland
3rd Apr 1881CensusEdward G. Barnes, M, Boarder, age 13, born Hawkhurst, Kent; occupation: scholarEdward G. Barnes
3rd Apr 1881CensusWalter H. Macklin, M, Boarder, age 14, born Tulsehill, Surrey; occupation: scholarWalter H. Macklin
3rd Apr 1881CensusPeter E. Schgote, M, Boarder, age 12, born Constantinople, Turkey; occupation: scholarPeter E. Schgote
3rd Apr 1881CensusDonald H. Edwards, M, Boarder, age 12, born Wandsworth, Surrey; occupation: scholarDonald H. Edwards
3rd Apr 1881CensusRalph C. Barton, M, Boarder, age 12, born Etchingham, Sussex; occupation: scholarRalph C. Barton
3rd Apr 1881CensusJohn S. Gibbons, M, Boarder, age 14, born Northfleet, Kent; occupation: scholarJohn S. Gibbons
3rd Apr 1881CensusBeauchamp H. Beard, M, Boarder, age 13, born Surbiton, Surrey; occupation: scholarBeauchamp H. Beard
3rd Apr 1881CensusEdward F. Newman, M, Boarder, age 14, born Bottisham, Cambridge; occupation: scholarEdward F. Newman
3rd Apr 1881CensusCharles Linibert, M, Boarder, age 15, born Gravesend, Kent; occupation: scholarCharles Linibert
3rd Apr 1881CensusAlbert C. Trouncer, M, Boarder, age 14, born Horeham, Sussex; occupation: scholarAlbert C. Trouncer
3rd Apr 1881CensusEdward Goodwin, M, Boarder, age 14, born Wateringbury, Kent; occupation: scholarEdward Goodwin
3rd Apr 1881CensusWhitelock A. Field, M, Boarder, age 14, born Kensington, Middlesex; occupation: scholarWhitelock A. Field
3rd Apr 1881CensusParr H. Maskill, M, Boarder, age 15, born London; occupation: scholarParr H. Maskill
3rd Apr 1881CensusEdward A. Price, M, Boarder, age 16, born Bloomsbury, Middlesex; occupation: scholarEdward A. Price
3rd Apr 1881CensusGeorge H. Horne, M, Boarder, age 16, born Kingston, Surrey; occupation: scholarGeorge H. Horne
3rd Apr 1881CensusMarchant J. Fry, M, Boarder, age 17, born Thaxted, Essex; occupation: scholarMarchant J. Fry
3rd Apr 1881CensusHenry F. Barry, M, Boarder, age 14, born Sydenham, Surrey; occupation: scholarHenry F. Barry
3rd Apr 1881CensusJohn J. Orman, M, Boarder, age 15, born East, India; occupation: scholarJohn J. Orman
3rd Apr 1881CensusCharles W. Lattey, M, Boarder, age 17, born Clapham, Surrey; occupation: scholarCharles W. Lattey
3rd Apr 1881CensusEdward C. Philpot, M, Boarder, age 16, born Marylebone, Middlesex; occupation: scholarEdward C. Philpot
3rd Apr 1881CensusLee Goodwin, M, Boarder, age 15, born Chester, Cheshire; occupation: scholarLee Goodwin
3rd Apr 1881CensusWalter Thos. Hinds, M, Boarder, age 14, born Goudhurst, Kent; occupation: scholarWalter Thos. Hinds
3rd Apr 1881CensusWalter F. Priestley, M, Boarder, age 15, born Paris, France; occupation: scholarWalter F. Priestley
3rd Apr 1881CensusCherry E. Cooper, M, Boarder, age 14, born St Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands; occupation: scholarCherry E. Cooper
3rd Apr 1881CensusHerbert Hinds, M, Boarder, age 16, born Goudhurst, Kent; occupation: scholarHerbert Hinds
3rd Apr 1881CensusFrancis E. Dalby, M, Boarder, age 14, born Romford, Essex; occupation: scholarFrancis E. Dalby
3rd Apr 1881CensusJohn Geo. Whitfield, M, Boarder, age 17, born Kirby Ravensworth, York; occupation: scholarJohn Geo. Whitfield
3rd Apr 1881CensusWilliam F. Whitfield, M, Boarder, age 18, born Kirby Ravensworth, York; occupation: scholarWilliam F. Whitfield
3rd Apr 1881CensusWilliam R. Philpott, M, Boarder, age 16, born Melbourne, Australia; occupation: scholarWilliam R. Philpott
3rd Apr 1881CensusFrederick Lake, M, Boarder, age 16, born Sittingbourne, Kent; occupation: scholarFrederick Lake
3rd Apr 1881CensusHenry J. Croft, M, Boarder, age 17, born Kingston, Kent; occupation: scholarHenry J. Croft
3rd Apr 1881CensusBurton H. Mason, M, Boarder, age 16, born Chester, Cheshire; occupation: scholarBurton H. Mason
3rd Apr 1881CensusEvans R. Prall, M, Boarder, age 17, born Rochester, Kent; occupation: scholarEvans R. Prall
3rd Apr 1881CensusRichard L. Rawnsley, M, Boarder, age 17, born Saltash, Cornwall; occupation: scholarRichard L. Rawnsley
3rd Apr 1881CensusThomas G. Rawnsley, M, Boarder, age 15, born Woolwich, Kent; occupation: scholarThomas G. Rawnsley
3rd Apr 1881CensusWilliam F. Jollye, M, Boarder, age 17, born Donnington, Lincoln; occupation: scholarWilliam F. Jollye
3rd Apr 1881CensusRichard South, M, Boarder, age 16, born East Peckham, Kent; occupation: scholarRichard South
3rd Apr 1881CensusWilliam J. Graham, M, Boarder, age 15, born Lamberhurst, Sussex; occupation: scholarWilliam J. Graham
3rd Apr 1881CensusEddowes J. Cooper, M, Boarder, age 16, born St Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands; occupation: scholarEddowes J. Cooper
3rd Apr 1881CensusEdwin A. Dalby, M, Boarder, age 15, born Belvedere, Kent; occupation: scholarEdwin A. Dalby
3rd Apr 1881CensusDrury D. Barnes, M, Boarder, age 16, born Cork, Ireland; occupation: scholarDrury D. Barnes
3rd Apr 1881CensusWilliam F. Barton, M, Boarder, age 15, born Etchingham, Sussex; occupation: scholarWilliam F. Barton
3rd Apr 1881CensusStallard E. Trouncer, M, Boarder, age 16, born London; occupation: scholarStallard E. Trouncer
3rd Apr 1881CensusBrooke B. Hoggan, M, Boarder, age 16, born Southsea, Hampshire; occupation: scholarBrooke B. Hoggan
3rd Apr 1881CensusJames A. Lattey, M, Boarder, age 18, born Daventry, Northampton; occupation: scholarJames A. Lattey
3rd Apr 1881CensusHerbert P. Anderson, M, Boarder, age 16, born Tamworth, Warwick; occupation: scholarHerbert P. Anderson
3rd Apr 1881CensusReed P. Turner, M, Boarder, age 16, born Chester, Cheshire; occupation: scholarReed P. Turner
3rd Apr 1881CensusMaurice Green, M, Boarder, age 16, born Loose, Kent; occupation: scholarMaurice Green
3rd Apr 1881CensusArthur J. Pedley, M, Boarder, age 16, born Tenterden, Kent; occupation: scholarArthur J. Pedley
3rd Apr 1881CensusSneed A. Prall, M, Boarder, age 15, born Rochester, Kent; occupation: scholarSneed A. Prall
3rd Apr 1881CensusCharles A. Edmore, M, Boarder, age 13, born Algiers, Africa; occupation: scholarCharles A. Edmore
3rd Apr 1881CensusAugustus H. Smith, M, Boarder, age 14, born Chester, Cheshire; occupation: scholarAugustus H. Smith
3rd Apr 1881CensusArthur W. Cope, M, Boarder, age 13, born Kingston, Surrey; occupation: scholarArthur W. Cope
3rd Apr 1881CensusRichard W. Beard, M, Boarder, age 11, born Surbiton, Surrey; occupation: scholarRichard W. Beard
3rd Apr 1881CensusHenry Chas. Owen, M, Boarder, age 12, born Sydenham, Kent; occupation: scholarHenry Chas. Owen
3rd Apr 1881CensusBeauchamp C. Humphrey, M, Boarder, age 16, born Karachi, India; occupation: scholarBeauchamp C. Humphrey
3rd Apr 1881CensusWyatt Williams, M, Boarder, age 12, born South Kensington, Middlesex; occupation: scholarWyatt Williams
3rd Apr 1881CensusJohn Chas. Parris, M, Boarder, age 12, born Withyham, Sussex; occupation: scholarJohn Chas. Parris
3rd Apr 1881CensusStephenson L. Koe, M, Boarder, age 12, born Bayswater, Middlesex; occupation: scholarStephenson L. Koe
3rd Apr 1881CensusFrederick C. Ellis, M, Boarder, age 14, born Richmond, Surrey; occupation: scholarFrederick C. Ellis
3rd Apr 1881CensusAugustus F. Brown, M, Boarder, age 13, born South Kensington, Middlesex; occupation: scholarAugustus F. Brown
3rd Apr 1881CensusFrank Alston, M, Boarder, age 15, born Windsor, Berkshire; occupation: scholarFrank Alston
3rd Apr 1881CensusEarl Geo. Alt, M, Boarder, age 10, born Japan; occupation: scholarEarl Geo. Alt
3rd Apr 1881CensusEdward Owen, M, Boarder, age 11, born Sydenham, Kent; occupation: scholarEdward Owen
3rd Apr 1881CensusThornton C. Horton, M, Boarder, age 10, born Clapham, Surrey; occupation: scholarThornton C. Horton
3rd Apr 1881CensusThornton P. Horton, M, Boarder, age 11, born Clapham, Surrey; occupation: scholarThornton P. Horton
3rd Apr 1881CensusHenry Andrew, M, Boarder, age 10, born Esher, Surrey; occupation: scholarHenry Andrew
3rd Apr 1881CensusWilmot C. Newington, M, Boarder, age 15, born Goudhurst, Kent; occupation: scholarWilmot C. Newington
3rd Apr 1881CensusWilliam F. Philpott, M, Boarder, age 15, born Burselton, Hampshire; occupation: scholarWilliam F. Philpott
3rd Apr 1881CensusGeorge M. Hall, M, Boarder, age 15, born Plymouth, Devon; occupation: scholarGeorge M. Hall
3rd Apr 1881CensusRobert P. Lake, M, Boarder, age 13, born Rodmersham, Kent; occupation: scholarRobert P. Lake
3rd Apr 1881CensusErnest F. Williams, M, Boarder, age 14, born South Kensington, Middlesex; occupation: scholarErnest F. Williams
3rd Apr 1881CensusCharles C. K. Worsfold, M, Boarder, age 13, born Dover, Kent; occupation: scholarCharles C. K. Worsfold
3rd Apr 1881CensusHugh Darcy Croft, M, Boarder, age 13, born Kingston, Kent; occupation: scholarHugh Darcy Croft
3rd Apr 1881CensusCapel Hankey, M, Boarder, age 14, born Lower Tooting, Surrey; occupation: scholarCapel Hankey
3rd Apr 1881CensusHarry Collins, M, Boarder, age 16, born Farnham, Surrey; occupation: scholarHarry Collins
3rd Apr 1881CensusJohn Weston, M, Boarder, age 13, born Kelpen, Middlesex; occupation: scholarJohn Weston
3rd Apr 1881CensusHerbert Augs. Budden, M, Boarder, age 13, born Chartham, Kent; occupation: scholarHerbert Augs. Budden
3rd Apr 1881CensusWalter Thos. Seaton, M, Boarder, age 14, born West Malling, Kent; occupation: scholarWalter Thos. Seaton
3rd Apr 1881CensusAlfred H. Newbald, M, Boarder, age 14, born Hull, York; occupation: scholarAlfred H. Newbald
3rd Apr 1881CensusJohn A. Cooper, M, Boarder, age 12, born St Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands; occupation: scholarJohn A. Cooper
3rd Apr 1881CensusJohn E. Sankey, M, Boarder, age 15, born Gravesend, Kent; occupation: scholarJohn E. Sankey
3rd Apr 1881CensusRichard M. Jenner, M, Boarder, age 14, born Sandgate, Kent; occupation: scholarRichard M. Jenner
3rd Apr 1881CensusSamuel P. Stronghill, M, Boarder, age 11, born Bearsted, Sussex; occupation: scholarSamuel P. Stronghill
3rd Apr 1881CensusHenry P. Cobb, M, Boarder, age 11, born New Romney, Kent; occupation: scholarHenry P. Cobb
3rd Apr 1881CensusAlexander W. Bigg, M, Boarder, age 16, born Marylebone, Middlesex; occupation: scholarAlexander W. Bigg
3rd Apr 1881CensusWalter Goodwin, M, Boarder, age 12, born Wateringbury, Kent; occupation: scholarWalter Goodwin
3rd Apr 1881CensusLouis H. Barnes, M, Boarder, age 15, born Fleetwood, Lancashire; occupation: scholarLouis H. Barnes

1896Grammar School LodgeGrammar School Lodge, CranbrookPrivate collection

1903Grammar School LodgeGrammar School Lodge, CranbrookPrivate collection

1925The School HouseThe School House, CranbrookPrivate collection

c 1930Cranbrook SchoolCranbrook School photographed by J. Salmon, SevenoaksPrivate collection

c 1940Crowden House, Cranbrook SchoolCrowden House, Cranbrook School, Cranbrook photographed by E.A. Sweetman & Son Ltd, Tunbridge WellsPrivate collection

1950Big School and Dining Hall, Cranbrook SchoolBig School and Dining Hall, Cranbrook School photographed by E.A. Sweetman & Son Ltd, Tunbridge WellsFree Grammar SchoolPrivate collection

c 1950Queen Elizabeth's Grammar SchoolQueen Elizabeth's Grammar School, CranbrookAllen's History of Cranbrook

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