'Yr Hen Ysgol' SA19 6TR
'Yr Hen Ysgol' SA19 6TR
'Yr Hen Ysgol' Trap SA19 6TR
'Yr Hen Ysgol' Trap SA19 6TR

About The Old School

Trap Village Hall

The school is in the village of Trap and was built in 1851. It was designed by Mr. Rees Davies (1810-1898) a local architect and surveyor. Public subscription paid for the building and the land was donated by Lord Dynevor. The schoolmaster’s salary (£40-50 per year) was paid from ‘school pence’ supplemented from local collections. 
This amount became difficult to raise and the then Anglican Church (subsequently the Church in Wales) took over and it remained a church school until it was handed over to the County Council in 1946. It remained an active and vibrant school for the next half century. A reducing birth-rate together with a housing market very short on low cost homes, left the school with few pupils, after the turn of the 20-21st century: to the point where there were no pupils by 2005-2006 and it closed. In 2011 Trap Community Association bought the building with the aid of a grant from the Big Lottery and generous support from the land owner, Lord Dynevor. More needed with photographs of opening

The school is on the Derwydd road and was built in 1851. It was designed by Mr. Rees Davies (1810-1898) a local architect and surveyor. Public subscription paid for the building and the land was donated by Lord Dynevor. The schoolmaster’s salary (£40-50 per year) was paid from ‘school pence’ supplemented from local collections. 
This amount became difficult to raise and the then Anglican Church (subsequently the Church in Wales) took over and it remained a church school until it was handed over to the County Council in 1946. It remained an active and vibrant school for the next half century. A reducing birth-rate together with a housing market very short on low cost homes, left the school with few pupils, after the turn of the 20-21st century: to the point where there were no pupils by 2005-2006 and it closed. In 2011 Trap Community Association bought the building with the aid of a grant from the Big Lottery and generous support from the land owner, Lord Dynevor.

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