Categories Early School History (c1800's)

Athenaeum School, Llanelli.

This article courtesy of   Llanelli Community Heritage Society.     Author Mr Lyn John, Chairman


The Athenaeum School (

Aethenaeum School, Coleshill Terrace, Llanelli


In 1864 Robert Linn took over Robert V Innes’ School ,which was being held in the Athenaeum Hall.

In 1877 he had a new school house built in Coleshill Terrace, overlooking – at that time – the Peoples Park.

This building, called the Aethenaeum is still in existence and used for Council Offices. Many of the notable people of Llanelli and the wider world were educated in this private school  and progressed therefrom to University and/or the professions in medicine and other professional posts throughout the country and abroad.