Dr Bell's School

Great Junction Street, Leith

November 2005

The Frontage of Dr Bell's School, Great Junction Street, Leith  -  Photograph taken Novemeber 2005

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs   peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                        Photograph taken November 1, 2005

 

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   The Frontage of Dr Bell's School, Great Junction Street, Leith  -  Photograph taken Novemeber 2005

 

Dr Bell's School

Here is the frontage of Dr Bell's School, facing on to Great Junction Street, Leith.  Much of the stonework on the school has recently been repaired.

The inscriptions on either side of Dr Bell read:

REV

ANDREW BELL

DD. LLD. FRSE.

BORN AT ST ANDREWS

1753

DIED AT CHELTENHAM

1832

AND BURIED IN

WESTMINSTER ABBEY

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AUTHOR OF THE

MADRAS SYSTEM

OF EDUCATION, TO

CARRY OUT WHICH

HE FOUNDED SCHOOLS

IN LEITH AND OTHER

PLACES.           THE

SYSTEM HAS NOW

BEEN SUPERSEDED

BY THE EDUCATION

GIVEN UNDER THE

EDUCATION (SCOTLAND)

ACTS 1872 TO 1883

1892

(statue of Dr Bell)

LEITH SCHOOL BOARD

(picture of a ship)

PERSEVERE

DR.

BELL'S SCHOOL

JUNCTION STREET

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ERECTED 1838

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ACQUIRED FROM

THE GOVERNORS OF

BELL'S TRUST BY THE

LEITH SCHOOL BOARD

AND RECONSTRUCTED

BY THEM AS

GREAT JUNCTION STREET

PUBLIC SCHOOL

IN

1892

 

Leith

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