St George's School



St George's School - posted 1906

This page covers two schools in the same buildings. The first was started by Mr Robert Henry Wix. He purchased land in Harpenden from Mrs Mardell (Mrs Martha Mardall, nee Long, widow of James Mardall - see Who is related to who?) and built the initial buildings there. He moved his existing school (which had previously been at Brampton) into the new buildings in 1887.


The School in the 1891 Census

[extracted from FindMyPast without checking spellings]


WIX, Robert Henry Head Single M 45 Clerk In Holy Orders Head Master Of School Littlebury, Essex
BENNETT, Charles Wm Boarder Single M 25 Clerk In Holy Orders Elmley Castle, Worcestershire
CALCOTT, Roland B Boarder Single M 26 Assistant Master Oundle, Northamptonshire
STANLEY, Sidney M Boarder Single M 24 Assistant Master Wisbeach, Cambridgeshire
LOOKER, Herbert W Visitor Single M 19 Articled Clerk In Solicitors Office St Ives, Hampshire
LEWIS, Annie Elizth Boarder Single F 42 Matron Housekeeper Llanbrynmair, Montgomeryshire
POTTER, Mary E Servant Single F 27 Cook Domestic Servant Haynes, Bedfordshire
THURGOOD, Emily J Servant Single F 18 House Maid Domestic Servant Littlebury, Essex
HEARN, Katie Servant Single F 16 Housemaid Domestic Servant Harpenden, Hertfordshire
BURNAGE, Rose Ada Servant Single F 17 Housemaid Domestic Servant Potton, Bedfordshire
TAYLOR, Emma Servant Single F 18 Kitchenmaid Domestic Servant Warboys, Huntingdonshire
COURSE, Walter Servant   M 13 Page Boy Domestic Servant Longborough, Leicestershire
HARLING, Fred Servant   M 12 Page Boy Domestic Servant Aveley, Essex
VASS, Alfred Servant   M 14 Page Boy Domestic Servant Greenfield, Bedfordshire
WIX, Herbert H J [Head] Married M 30 Schoolmaster (Assistant) Littlebury, Essex

Boarding Pupils

WALKER, Fredk Wm   18   Ecton, Northamptonshire
BROOKS, George W D C   18   Streatham, Surrey
MORE, Aubrey H   18   Rothwell, Northamptonshire
MORE, Fredk James S   18   Leominster, Herefordshire
WETHERALL, Baron G C   17   Loddington, Northamptonshire
WILKINSON, Francis A   17   Eaton Locon, Huntingdonshire
FOLKER, Harold L H E F   17   Hillington, Norfolk
BARRINGTON, Arthur   17   Chelsea, Middlesex
BENTLEY, Alfred L   17   Kensington' Middlesex
ELLIOTT, Walter   17   Clapton, Essex
BROOKS, Edmund H L C   17   Windsor, Berkshire
WETENHALL, Cecil S   16   Stanwick, Northamptonshire
ROBERTS, Herbert F   16   Blyton, Lincolnshire
CHETWOOD, Alfred S   16   Waltham Abbey, Essex
PINHEY, Charles C   16   India
GRAY, John H   16   Hibaldstow, Lincolnshire
MORE, Lionel C   16   Rothwell, Northamptonshire
PEACH, Alec H   16   Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire
CORBEN, James A   16   Highgate, Middlesex
BLURTON, John H   16   Abbots Bromley, Staffordshire
CLAYDEN, Harold W   16   Linton, Cambridgeshire
DILLON, Arthur H   16   Westminster, Middlesex
PIPER, Fredk A   16   Reading, Berkshire
DAINTY, John Pell   16   Newark, Nottinghamshire
JACKSON, Thomas H W   16   Leven, Yorkshire
GULLY, Harry   16   Tynemouth, Devonshire
WIGGINS, Robert H   16   Esher, Surrey
MOULSEY, Walter T G   15   Stratfieldsaye, Hampshire
FOWKE, William C   15   Byfield, Northamptonshire
BLACKSHAW, Robert   15   Stockport, Cheshire
ELLIOTT, Herbert E   15   Clapton, Essex
SMITH, Thomas   15   Palmers Green, Middlesex
BALL, John Arthur   15   India
WILKINSON, Stephen   14   Stockport, Lancashire
EDWARDS, Charles F   14   Brickworth, Hampshire
HINE, Thomas G   14   Swineshead, Lincolnshire
GURNEY, James S   14   Chalfont St Giles, Buckinghamshire
VEVERS, John Aubrey   14   Mark Hill, Herefordshire
LEIGH, Barnabas H D   14   Shamley Green, Surrey
CORBEN, William A   14   Highgate, Middlesex
ANDREWS, Percy   14   Brant Broughton, Lincolnshire
BROOKS, Cecil T E C   14   Old Windsor, Berkshire
MACINTYRE, Archibald   14   Waterloo, Lancashire
MARSH, Francis R   14   Haywards Heath, Sussex
MURIEL, Sidney H F   13   Cambridge
PINCOTT, Raymond W   13   Brinckburn, Northumberland
JOHNSON, John H Cowper   13   Pulloxhill, Bedfordshire
HEPWORTH, Charles B   13   Notting Hill, Middlesex
BAWTREE, Lewis   13   Witham, Essex
ROBERTS, Charles D   13   Tolworth, Huntingdonshire
WHITFORD, Thomas W   13   Clapton, Essex
GENDWINE, Wilfred W   13   Upton Gray, Huntingdonshire
COMBER, Charles P C   13   Bradworthy, Devonshire
GLASCODINE, Edwin J   13   Funtington, Sussex
SMITH, Sidney H   13   Palmershill, Middlesex
SEARS, Lynford C   13   Christchurch, Cambridgeshire
VEVERS, Edward G   13   Narkill, Herefordshire
JAGGER, Harry   13   Ashton Under Lyne, Lancashire
PARSONS, Arthur H   12   Dover, Kent
MCNISH, Alexander J C   12   Redhill, Surrey
FOWKE, Arthur B   12   Byfield, Northamptonshire
GULLY, Cuthbert   12   Canada
JENDWINE, James G   11   Upton Gray, Huntingdonshire
HEPWORTH, Digby S   11   Westbourne Park, Middlesex
WETENHALL, Charles W   11   Stanwick, Northamptonshire
CLAPHAM, Graham W   10   Thorney, Cambridgeshire
CLARKS, Douglas E M   10   Canonbury, Middlesex


Advert in Home Counties Magazine, April 1901


Mr Wix closed the school in 1904, and the buildings were leased to United Services College for 2 years. Then in 1907 Cecil Grant moved his school in Keswick into the empty buildings.


St George's School

(before extensions)

Valentines Library


St George's School

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Valentine Real Photo circa 1930s




The School Room, St George's School, Harpenden
Published by P A Buchanan & Co., Chiswick, London W, No 4470
Posted 1948 - but photograph taken earlier as the writer indicates the room is now the school library

The Girls' Sitting Room, St George's School, Harpenden
Published by P A Buchanan & Co., Chiswick, London W, No 4472
Posted 1910 by "E. C." - a member of staff.


Book: A History of St George's School, Harpenden

Book: St George's School 1907-1967: A Portrait of the Founders

Book: Here I am, Send me - the war dead of St George's School, 1914-1918

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