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The County School

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the origins of
County Schools
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The start of county schools
The Welsh Intermediate Education Act of 1889 ordered the setting up of County Schools (later Grammar Schools). These school provided the first freely available secondary education for the more able children of working families in the community.
In Machynlleth the County Intermediate School opened in 1898 on what was then the western fringe of the town behind Pentrerhedyn Street.

 Ordnance Survey
map (25"=1 mile)

County Archives

Part of OS map

County School from the west
This photograph, taken at about the time of the opening, shows the area still looking rather raw and new with the playing field not yet established.

Photograph by kind permission of the Powysland Museum, Welshpool

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