After the fire at Denstone Preparatory School

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Date:15th of January 1912

Description:Denstone College was begun in 1868 and opened in 1873 as St. Chad's College with 46 boys. It was designed by William Slater and R.C. Carpenter in a Gothic style. The Chapel was built in 1879-87 and the Hall in 1888-91.

Denstone College was the first Woodard school in the Midlands. The Rev. Nathanial Woodard was a Victorian philanthropist who wanted to achieve 'the union of classes by a common system of education'. He founded a number of schools aimed at benefiting a wide range of people, particularly the poorer middle classes.

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Creators: Mr Alfred McCann - Creator

Donor ref:P2003.1.32 (37/12726)

Source: Staffordshire Museum Service

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