Catalogue description St Bees Theological College

This record is held by Cumbria Archive and Local Studies Centre, Whitehaven

Details of YDEC 2
Reference: YDEC 2
Title: St Bees Theological College
Date: 1835-1907
Related material:

For further information see St Bees College 1816-1895 by Trevor Park [36 PAR]. See also YDX 148 for photographs.

Held by: Cumbria Archive and Local Studies Centre, Whitehaven, not available at The National Archives
Language: English

St Bees Theological College, Cumbria

Physical description: 14 files
Immediate source of acquisition:

Items 2/1/1-3,5,6 and 2/2/2/1 deposited by Messrs Mounsey Bowman and Sutcliffe, Carlisle; 30 March 1965.


Item 2/1/4 deposited by the Revd T Park, St Bees; 26 January 1976.


Items 2/2/1/1-7 purchased from Mr A Foringham, West Woodburn 14 July 2000 (3973).

Administrative / biographical background:

The Theological College was founded in 1816 as a training college for non-graduates who wished to become ministers in the Church of England; the vicar of St Bees parish was the ex-officio Principal. The College closed around 1895 and from 1899 most of the trust funds were henceforth used to supplement the endowment of the Benefice of St Bees.

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