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History Month Fact 8: Bluecoats School

St. Thomas Chapel, the “chapel of the borough”, is built in 1304AD at East Street, now Chapel Street, financed by Sir Richard de Fokerham of Colthrop. It will later become the Bluecoat School and is Thatcham's oldest remaining building after the church of St. Mary’s, and the only grade 1 listed building in Thatcham. The building has been used as a chapel, a school and an antiques shop. You can find out more about this chapel at