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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Exeter Diocesan Training College

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of Exeter

1847 Mentioned.[1]

1851 August. Proposal for their own building. 'The present Institution is carried on in a rented House, which is far too limited extent for the requirements of the Board The object of the Board in Building an enlarged College, capable of accommodating at least 50 Students...The Training College, since its foundation, has sent out 46 masters, of whom 33 are in the sole charge of National Schools, four are acting as school assistants, three died whilst mister of schools, and six are not at present engaged teachers. Of the above number eight have received Government class certificates, a fact to which the Board refers with the highest gratification...'[2]

1851 November. '...the Exeter Diocesan Board of Education have fixed upon a field belonging to S. Kingdon, Esq., opposite Higher Summerland Place, in which to erect the New Diocesan Training College. The spot selected commands a most extensive prospect, and admirably adapted tor such an institution. The college will cost from £7,000 to £10,000, and will be one of the most striking public buildings in the diocese...'[3]

1853 May. Foundation stone laid. Architect is J. Hayward and the builder will be Mr. Ware.[4]


Later St. Luke's College and part of the University of Exeter

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Sources of Information

  1. Exeter and Plymouth Gazette - Saturday 27 November 1847
  2. Exeter and Plymouth Gazette - Saturday 23 August 1851
  3. Exeter and Plymouth Gazette - Saturday 08 November 1851
  4. Exeter and Plymouth Gazette - Saturday 21 May 1853