Christ's Hospital
(1607-present)

place and hospital

Aged 413

Christ's Hospital, also called The Bluecoat School, Housey and CH, is an English coeducational independent day and boarding school with Royal Charter located in the Sussex countryside just south of Horsham in Horsham District, West Sussex, UK, that follows much of public schools tradition. It is a charity school, giving children from poorer backgrounds the chance to have a better education. The school was originally founded in the 16th century in Greyfriars, London and Ware (later moving to Hertford).

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Commemorated on 1 plaque

Basher Eyre on Geograph

Christ's Hospital Which was founded in the year of our Lord 1607 By Peter Symonds a Native of Winchester and afterwards a Mercer in the City of London. The Endowments of this House are applied to the maintenance of Six Old Men. One Matron. and Four Boys; and also to the assistance of one Scholar in each of the Two English Universities. The name of such a Benefactor Is remembered with gratitude by Posterity.

Christ's Hospital, Symond's Street, Winchester, United Kingdom where it built (1607)