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UK: Thomas Braidwood Academy

UK: Thomas Braidwood Academy London

Thomas Braidwood (1715–1806) was a Scottish educator, significant in the history of deaf education. He was the founder of Britain's first school for the deaf.

In 1783 Thomas Braidwood moved with his family to Hackney on the eastern outskirts of London and established the Braidwood Academy for the Deaf and Dumb in Grove House, off Mare Street.

The building that housed the Academy no longer exists but was roughly located in present day No.36 Chatham Place, Hackney, London.