Bluecoat black plaque in Exeter

This statue of a blue boy stood in the courtyard of Saint John's hospital school founded on this site as a bluecoat school by the chamber of Exeter, A.D. 1636 in the dissolved mediaeval hospital of Saint John the Baptist. The school continued until 1931 in the new buildings erected in 1859 which were destroyed by enemy action on May 4th 1942

The bluecoat is a style of dress code, traditionally worn in Bluecoat schools (British private schools deriving from charity schools).The main element of the bluecoat is a long (dark blue or black) coat, belted at the waist, with white neck decoration. Underneath a white shirt and grey shorts are worn, with knee-length socks and smart shoes.

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