Dunmore School

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The earliest mention in the press relates to an advertisement for a domestic servant in 1893 for premises named as Dunmore, Combermere Road, no mention is given at that date of the premises being a school[1]. By 1900, the property is listed as being up for let, providing "3 reception rooms, 5 bedrooms and the usual offices"[2]. On the 4th of May 1901, the property finally appears as a "Home school for the daughters of gentlemen" and a preparatory school for young boys under the tutelage of the Misses Waymouth[3].
By 1907, the school would appear to have removed to London Road, occupying a terrace of buildings opposite North Road. The school would appear to have gone into decline during the early period of WW2, rooms being advertised as lodgings by May of 1940[4], with the final mention in the press of the school being in August of that year[5]


Footnotes (including sources)[edit]

  1. Hastings & St Leonards Observer 16 September 1893 pg. 7
  2. Hastings & St Leonards Observer 13 October 1900 pg. 8
  3. Hastings & St Leonards Observer 4 May 1901 pg. 1
  4. Hastings & St Leonards Observer 04 May 1940 pg. 11
  5. Hastings & St Leonards Observer 17 August 1940 pg. 7