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General view of Moray House College of Education, St John's Street, Edinburgh, from S.

DP 160517

Description General view of Moray House College of Education, St John's Street, Edinburgh, from S.

Date 20/8/2013

Collection RCAHMS

Catalogue Number DP 160517

Category On-line Digital Images

Scope and Content This shows the south-eastern section of St John's Street, which is largely occupied by Paterson's Land, which has its main entrance on Holyrood Road. Designed by the Scottish Education Department's achitect at the time, Alan Keith Robertson (1881-1925), it has a Classical courtyard-plan with large multi-paned sash and case windows in keeping with the style. The building is named after a former rector of the College between 1864 and 1907, Dr Maurice Paterson (1836-1917). Moray House College of Education's origins began with the establishment of the Free Church of Scotland's Normal and Sessional School in 1848 at Moray House itself. The need for more teachers following the formalisation of education with the 1872 Education Act saw a dedicated training Department set up in 1878-9. The government took on the responsibility of educational training provision from the church in 1905. It was not until 1959 that Moray House College of Education was formally established, and it has subsequently been an associated part of Heriot Watt University before becoming the University of Edinburgh's Faculty of Education from 1998 on.

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