Amersham Hall

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Amersham Hall was a "school for the sons of dignified gentlemen" in England. From 1829 to 1861 it was located in Elmodesham House in Amersham, Buckinghamshire, relocating in 1861 to Oxfordshire. The site in Caversham (now in Berkshire), a suburb in the north of Reading, is now Queen Anne's School.

The Reverend Ebenezer West, principal of Amersham Hall, funded most of the construction of the West Memorial Hall in Caversham, as well as the Caversham Baptist Free Church a decade later. The memorial hall was extended in 1911 "...to find rooms for wholesome recreation and moral improvement for the young men of Caversham, and to increase the space available for religious teaching on Sundays in connection with the Caversham Free Church, of which the late Mr Ebenezer West was so generous a supporter."[1]

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Malpas, John. Caversham Names. Reading: John Malpas, 1995, pp.33–34.

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Coordinates: 51°40′00″N 0°37′07″W / 51.6666°N 0.6186°W / 51.6666; -0.6186