A North Yorkshire School Badge.
A North Yorkshire School Badge.
A North Yorkshire School Badge.

A North Yorkshire School Badge.

c. 1724 England

Offered by Peter Cameron

£1,150 gbp
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An early 18th century unmarked School Badge for the Old School in Well, North Yorkshire, circa 1724: the badge formed as thechased arms of the Earl of Exeter within an engraved inscription; 'The Gift of Ye Honble Cha. Cecil of Snape 1724.'
The charity school was founded as 'Neville's Workhouse' in 1605 by Thomas, Earl of Exeter and his wife, Dorothy, daughter of the last Lord Latimer. The scheme was amended in 1722 by Brownlow, Earl of Exeter, and the Honourable Charles Cecil of Snape Hall [c.1678 to c. 1726], as Lord of the Manor of Well. The school was then limited to eight girls with five overseers. The overseers comprised the master of Well's Hospital, the vicar of Well, the two foremen of the jury of the local manorial court, and another appointed by the Cecils.
Good engraving. Wear to highlights of armorial; one attachment lug missing.
Height 7.10 cm (2.80 inches)
Width 5.70 cm (2.24 inches)
Depth 0.50 cm (0.20 inches)
Weight 18.30g (0.59oz t)
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