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A View Of Codrington College Barbados Looking Towards The Sea

A View Of Codrington College Barbados Looking Towards The Sea

Lithographer: Haghe, C

Medium: Lithograph

Date: 1830

Shelfmark: 1050.l.13

Item number: Plate 56A

Length: 22

Width: 12.7

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Topographical Print

Illustration of Codrington College in Barbados taken from Frederick Bayley's 'Four Years Residence in the West Indies.' In 1710 General Christopher Codrington died, bequeathing his two plantations to the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel on condition that a school should be built there. In 1745 a grammar school was opened which later, when Bayley would have seen it, became a theological college. The college was situated on top of a hill overlooking the Atlantic ocean, and had some of the most spectacular views on the island. It was an imposing building with a chapel, spacious sleeping accommodation for the students, and a large library.

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