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Scottish Church Collegiate School
The Scottish Church Collegiate School was established by Alexander Duff in 1830, linked to Scottish Church College, a leading college in the University of Calcutta. Duff was an important figure and, with his close associate Raja Rammohun Roy, was one of those credited with the establishment of English as the language of education and administration in India. The school thrives, providing a first class education and demand is such that it operates morning and afternoon ‘shifts’.
The school building, which is the responsibility of the Calcutta Diocesan Property Board, is badly in need of repair and improvement. Apart from external repair and restoration work, the stairs urgently require to be strengthened. The Trust would like to work alongside others with a remit to contribute to the improvement of classroom and other facilities to enhance further the education which the school is able to provide. An exemplar project in this part of North Calcutta would have wider benefits in the area as a whole. No costs have yet been produced.
Established in North Calcutta in 1830, this church school continues to flourish but its late 19th century building is in need of repair. The Trust is collaborating with local architects to enable the works to the building’s roof, its structure and external lime plaster to be undertaken in an exemplary fashion.
Funding visits, guidance and training provided by a UK based architect and an expert practitioner in lime based products, the Orient Trust hopes that this project will encourage the nascent conservation movement in North Calcutta.
Scottish Church Collegiate School 01. Image provided by James Simpson
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