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Rose Hill school Park Road Banstead
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Rose Hill school Park Road Banstead

Rose Hill school from 1903 to 1939. Located in Park Road Banstead, this building is now used as offices and is known as Castle House. The photograph is dated 1965.
Picture added on 01 November 2009 at 16:36
I was a pupil at Rose Hill School in the middle 30's. I have many great memories.

Reply from Lewis Wood: Hello John, do please send us a few memories as we have none from anyone who attended this school. You can contact me directly at as I have many more pictures of the school.
Added by John Llewellyn Moxey on 09 May 2011
Hullo John Ll.M. and L.W. I know nothing of the school, but when I worked as a clerk at the South Eastern Gas Board at the bottom of Sutton High Street, I remember this place as the home of the F.S.S.N.H.O.(Cont). We used to maintain gas appliances there. Its full name was Federated Superannuation Scheme for Nurses and Hospital Officers (Contributory)!
Just around the corner in the High Street was the flying-bomb-blasted "Woolpack", where I proposed to my fiancee in October 1953!

Note from webmaster: Did she accept!?
Added by Bill Mallion on 05 June 2011
Well, having treated her to a ride on the 80A to Tattenham Way and a romantic stroll via Wood lane, Holly Lane and the Cricket field, followed by a Babycham and ham sandwich in The Woolpack, she couldn't easily refuse me! The ride home on top of a new-smelling RT on route 164, to "my" Rose Hill (Sutton) was the icing on the cake. Oh! How we lived-it-up in the 1950's ! We married March 1955.
It'd be great to hear from John Ll.M if he was a boarder at the school, and where he lived at the time. (I was born on the St Helier Estate in 1932).
Added by Bill Mallion on 06 June 2011
I was indeed a boarder at the time. I lived in Richmond Surrey. John
Added by John Ll Moxey on 06 June 2011
Brings back good memories. John
Added by John Llewellyn Moxey on 09 September 2011
I have a postal envelope, postmarked 1854, addressed to "W. Brocklesby Esqre, Rook's Nest, Banstead, Surrey". I imagine this was his home before it became the school.

Note from LNW: The original building was a house called Rook's Nest and built in 1770.

The frontage was later considerably extended and the front door moved. The earliest known occupant was Simon Wilmot but it soon passed to the Lambert family who eventually rented it out. Maybe Mr. Brockelsby was staying there at one point.

In 1903 it was purchased by Mr. A. Browning to house his preparatory school and was renamed Rosehill. In 1939, the school was moved to Gloucestershire and the building was used as offices. It has since been modified to include new apartments.
Added by Peter Denton on 31 March 2018
In 1855 there is a baptism entry at All Saints Church for a William Wessels Brocklesby.His parents are registered as William Crowgey Brocklesby and his mother Julia Margaret Brocklesby.He passed away on the 6th March 1908 in Richmond Surrey.
Added by Christine Kent on 02 April 2018
Very interesting, Christine - thank you. As the envelope is postmarked 1854, the addressee in question is obviously William Crowgey Brocklesby.
Added by Peter Denton on 02 April 2018
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