Steyning, West Sussex
Steyning has a Grammar School, dating from at least 1584, but formally founded in 1614. John Pell (1611-1685) was a student to 1624. The original building of c1481 still stands in Church Street and the first floor room where Pell would have studied is extant, though now divided. The room has been in use for over 400 years and is thought to be the oldest school room in the UK. Unfortunately the school has no record of Pell. [Thanks to Dr. Frank Kitchen for information and showing me around the school.]
No. 52 High Street has mathematical tiles (cf Lewes), but they have been covered with stucco [Harry Ford, Steyning Conservation Area Guide A Pictorial Walking Trail, The Steyning Society, 6th revised ptg, 1996, p.16].
To see an Ordnance Survey map click at
An extract from
The Mathematical Gazetteer of the British Isles
created by David Singmaster
The original site is at