Old School in Penn Lane, Melbourne (2)

Recent Photograph of Old School in Penn Lane (2) (Melbourne)

This building was believed first of all to be a Chapel, but it is in fact the former National School, according to a plaque above the door, founded in 1738, and rebuilt in 1822. There were, however, three Chapels on Penn Lane. The Quaker Chapel was demolished c.1987 to make way for a house extension; the original New Jerusalem Chapel is now part of Pennfield House, and the former Independent Chapel was converted into a house (Huntingdon House) in 1874.

The National School is now a Grade II Listed Building - see British Listed Buildings website for details.

(Description provided by Rosemary Lockie,
with thanks to Philip Heath for additional details)

Image contributed by Paul Slater on 1st April 2004.
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