OLD DEVONPORT . UK
www.olddevonport.uk
 

  Brian Moseley, Plymouth
Webpage created: February 17, 2017.
Webpage updated: February 17, 2017

         

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KEYHAM COLLEGE ROAD COUNCIL SCHOOL

Because children in the developing district around Keyham Barton could only attend the Saint James the Great School in Keyham Road, the Johnston Terrace Council School opposite the Royal Naval Barracks, or the Ford Council School, the Devonport Local Education Authority decided to build a new school to accommodate 240 infants in College Road at a cost of 2,632, plus 800 for the site.  It was to be a single storey building comprising a central hall, five classrooms and the usual cloakroom accommodation.  The architects were Messrs Thornely, Rooke and Barron, and the contractor was Mr G B Turpin.

Alderman W Littleton, chairman of the Devonport Education Committee laid the foundation stone on Thursday April 2nd 1914.

The School was opened after the summer holidays.  On November 9th 1914 it was taken over by the Plymouth Local Education Authority following the amalgamation of the Three Towns.

 

The author attended Keyham College Road Primary School  between
April and July 1952 and again between 1956 and 1958.