Has anyone heard of Brown Hill stables the abbey brackley road Beckenham Kent.I may have found my grandfather listed as a scholar here in 1901 census.Was it a school .Listed is a John and Eliza Frost teachers.
Post by The Historian on Oct 1, 2009 22:55:01 GMT 1
The Abbey is The Abbey School, it had an enviable reputation of getting pupils into public schools and the Royal Navy, the grounds were on 16 acres of land on an old gravel pit in Copers Cope Farm. It was founded in 1866.
There are some images of the school on the site, if you go here www.beckenhamhistory.co.uk/flashNifties/gallery1.html and then select B, Junction-Southend Rd there are a couple of images of the school. There was a riding school attached to the Abbey. The gate posts to the school are still there today on the corner of Brackley Rd and Southend Rd..