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Mardon Hall, Exeter

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of Streatham Drive, Exeter

The first purpose built hall for the University of Exeter. The residence has 48 single standard rooms and 29 twin standard rooms.

1931 'The contract for the building of Mardon Hall on the site purchased from the Community of St. Wilfrid's on the Streatham Estate has been signed. Messrs. W. T. Nicholls, Ltd., of Gloucester, are the contractors, and the building will be ready for the accommodation of men students by the autumn of 1932.'[1]

1933 June. Opening. 'ACCOMMODATION FOR 80 STUDENTS. An important event in connection with the development of the University College of the South-West was the official opening, on Monday afternoon, by Lord Stonehaven, a former Governor-General of Australia, of Mardon Hall, on the Streatham Estate, Exeter - a new hall of residence for men students. Mardon Hall is the gift of Mr. E. J. Mardon, C.I.E., I.C.S., of Newcourt, Topsham, who gave £25,000 for the purpose. Mr. Mardon has been a generous benefactor to the College in other directions.'[2]

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Sources of Information

  1. Exeter and Plymouth Gazette - Saturday 11 July 1931
  2. Exeter and Plymouth Gazette - Friday 16 June 1933