SX9374 : Looking down Buckeridge Road

taken 6 years ago, near to Teignmouth, Devon, Great Britain

Looking down Buckeridge Road
Looking down Buckeridge Road
Glimpses of the sea become more frequent as Buckeridge Road climbs. The viewpoint is by an old entrance to the convent, now the Trinity School site.
Trinity School
Grace Griffiths' 'History of Teignmouth' relates that Trinity School was formerly the Convent of Notre Dame. About 1826 the Redemptorist Order of Priests and Brothers bought a site on Bugridge Farm. The monks built a monastery, Notre Dame, with a small public church and a private chapel. Within 20 years the monastery was felt to be too big for the Order and it was offered for sale. Purchased by the congregation of Notre Dame it became a boarding school for girls in 1901. The school grew and became both a boarding and a day school with a first class reputation. It was extended and then expanded into neighbouring properties.

By 1977 the Sisters of Notre Dame were faced with the fact that the admissions to their Order were decreasing: not enough nuns were coming forward with the right qualifications to make the school economically viable. The parents of the pupils did not want the school to close and formed a trust to buy the school, which became known as Trinity School, and was both ecumenical and co-educational. The Bishop of Exeter and the Roman Catholic Bishop of Plymouth were patrons.

The school's website LinkExternal link adds that in 1977 the nuns decided to close the school and the existing parents proposed that a co-educational joint faith Roman Catholic and Anglican school could be created using the same buildings and many of the same staff.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 6 May, 2012   (more nearby)
Monday, 22 October, 2012
Geographical Context
Coastal  Suburb, Urban fringe 
Road (from Tags)
Buckeridge Road 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 9373 7404 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:33.3855N 3:30.0938W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 9371 7408
View Direction
South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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