Josiah Spode II (1754-1827) and The Mount Estate (Penkhull)
The school for the blind and deaf
At some time (? I don't know when) between the sale of The Mount by Frederick Bishop in 1875 and the Ordnance Survey map of 1898 the buildings were converted into "The North Staffs Blind and Deaf School" and this school served the surrounding area as far away as Manchester.
Eventually the school was only used for deaf students. Currently (2000) the acting head teacher of "The Mount Special School" is Mrs. M. Bloor.
Location 4 on
the index map
The red brick to the right of Josiah Spode II house
was the extension for the school.
The mini bus reads "The Mount school for the deaf"
The side of the school (front of the house to the right)
next: is the gardens
to The Lodge
previous: was The Mount - originally home of Josiah Spode II
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