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Apparently according to the Prescot Reporter of 1875 Plumb's House Academy was a school in Prescot

 

Does anyone know where this school was situated ?

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Hi jvy20, have found the following info:

 

Pigot & Co.'s Lancashire Directory for Prescot. 1832

Academies & Schools.

 

Adam Keys (gentleman's boarding), Plumb's house.

Ann Keys (ladies' boarding), Plumb's house.

(Location not given)

 

Slater's Directory. Prescot. 1876

Academies & Schools.

 

Henry S. Welch. Plumbs House, Scotch lane.

 

(The later Slater Directory for 1879 does not record Plumb's house).

 

The 1848 Prescot map shows a large property immediately on the right as Scotch lane is entered and is a likely location of Plumb's House as the Prescot Boundary line crosses Scotch Lane just behind the property and all other properties on Scotch Lane lie outside of Prescot.

 

A very interesting find jvy20.

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Thanks G.

SN asked me and I didn't have a clue, John did a lot of looking, but you've iced the cake.

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Excellent - suspected it was Scotchbarn Lane and what you found has proved it. Many thanks

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The Liverpool Daily Post Wednesday 21 March 1860 has the following advert

 

Engineers, Architects, etc

 

Boarding School, Plumbs House, (Whiston) near Prescot

Mr Dunnin, principal

Established in Liverpool since 1815

Pupils taught to speak French in six months

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Do you think this might be the place? (1850ish)

 

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Thanks chaps, some interesting information there. Looks like the 1850-ish map places it quite some distance from the beginning of Scocthabrn lane which is where it is suggested by the 1911 census.

 

I'll carry on looking and report back later :)

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I don't know if this will interest anyone but my aunt Lilian Scott Cartledge married John Wilson on 13.7.1926 at the Parish Church

On the marriage certificate her residence was

Plumb's House

Chorley Place

Prescot

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Sorry, I started an entry under the wrong topic.

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