The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Blundell's School

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BLUNDELL'S SCHOOL, a famous English free grammar school in Tiverton, Devonshire, founded in 1604 by Peter Blundell, who left his fortune to charities, the school being the most important of his benevolences. In connection with it five Balliol College scholarships were founded and many persons who afterward became eminent went to Balliol College, Oxford, from Tiverton School. Scholarships were also founded at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge. The school is mentioned in the novel 'Lorna Doone' as the scene of John Ridd's early education. In 1880 new buildings in the Tudor style were built for the school in the outskirts of the town. The late archbishop of Canterbury, Frederick Temple, was a student at Blundell's School. Other students who later attained eminence were Bishops Bull, Hayter and Conybeare, Abraham Haywood, the essayist, and R. D. Blackmore, the novelist.