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Old June 12th, 2018, 11:26 AM   #1
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British boarding schools c1900


As I understand it, the second half of the 19th century, and early years of the 20th, were the time when small proprietor-headmaster owned school were at a peak.


My question, which I have been unable to find any guidance, relates to a local history project I have been researching. A private boys school in Waterloo/Crosby, with about 100 pupils, about half as day boys and half as boarders, was sold by its founder in 1898. Ie the goodwill and equipment were sold, but not the freehold of the buildings. Succeeding proprietor-headmasters likewise sold on the goodwill/equipment to their successors. But what, very roughly, would be the value of the goodwill and equipment? How much did it cost to buy your own operational school, excluding the cost of renting or buying the buildings?


Thanks for any advice.

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