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Building record MDR12484 - Whitwell Library and Community Centre, Portland Street, Whitwell

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Full Description

The Public Elementary School, with a house for the master and Mistress, was erected in 1898 for 600 children. The average attendance in 1912 was 180 boys, 160 girls and 290 infants. (1) There is a commemorative stone set within the building, inscribed as follows: 'St LAWRENCE'S / PUBLIC ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS / TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN THE / CAUSE OF CHRISTIAN EDUCATION / THIS STONE / WAS LAID BY THE / VI DUKE OF PORTLAND / MARCH 13TH 1897'. The former school building standing on Portland Street is currently [2010] in use as a Community Centre; the building to the rear is the Library and Information Centre. (2)

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Bibliographic reference: Kelly, A L (ed.). 1912. Kelly's Directory of Derbyshire. p 434.
  • <2> *Internet Web Site: Google Maps. Website viewed 04/11/2010.



Grid reference Centred SK 5291 7665 (57m by 55m)

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Record last edited

Jun 12 2017 4:32PM

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