Old Hall (St. Edmund's College)

Old Hall (St. Edmund's College)
Founded in 1793 in Hertfordshire, England

Catholic Encyclopedia. . 2006.

Old Hall (St. Edmund's College)
    Old Hall (St. Edmund's College)
     Catholic_Encyclopedia Old Hall (St. Edmund's College)
    Located near Ware, Hertfordshire, England; founded in 1793 after the fall of the English College, Douai, during the French revolution, to carry on for the south of England the same work of training priests for the English mission, and of affording a Catholic education to lay students. It was the seminary for the "London district" until 1850, when it became the joint property of the Sees of Westminster. The foundation took place on 16 November, 1793, the feast of St. Edmund, Archbishop of Canterbury, when Bishop Douglass reassembled at Old Hall four of the Douai students, and as he states in his diary, "commenced studies or established the new college there, a substitute for Douai." He chose Old Hall for this purpose because there was already existing there a Catholic school belonging to the vicars Apostolic, founded in 1749 at Standon Lordship in the same county and removed in 1769 to Old Hall, purchased by Bishop Talbot. A timely legacy of ten thousand pounds from John Sone, a Catholic, enabled Bishop Douglass to build a college, blessed by him on 29 September, 1799. A chapel and refectory were added in 1805 by his successor, Bishop Poynter, who succeeded Dr. Stapleton as president in 1801. The college prospered, particularly under the rule of Thomas Griffiths (1818-34), afterwards Vicar Apostolic of London. He built a larger chapel, designed in the Gothic style by Augustus Welby Pugin and remarkable for the beautiful rood-screen, but he did not live to see the opening of it in 1853, when it was consecrated by Cardinal Wiseman, whose attempts to place the college under the direction of the Oblates of St. Charles led to serious troubles. Connected to these was the appointment of Dr. Herbert Vaughan (Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster) as vice-president of the college (1855-61). After the death of Cardinal Wiseman, Archbishop Manning decided to remove the theological students to London, and from 1869 the college was conducted simply as a school for boys; but in 1905 Archbishop Bourne decided to send back the theological students. There is now accommodation for 250 students; the college grounds cover 400 acres. The chapel contains a relic of St. Edmund, and the museum many interesting Relics of the English College, Douai, and of the penal days. Two ecclesiastical councils have been held at the college, the synod of the vicars Apostolic in 1803 and the Fourth Provincial Council of Westminster in 1873.
    B. WARD, Hist. of St. Edmund's College, Old Hall (London, 1893); Idem, Historical Account of St. Edmund's College Chapel (London, 1903); DOYLE. A Brief Outline of the Hist. of Old Hall (London, 1891); Sermons Preached in St. Edmund's College Chapel on Various Occasions (London, 1904); BURTON, Catalogue of Early-printed Books in the Libraries at Old Hall (Ware, 1902); B. WARD, Menology of St. Edmund's College, Old Hall (London, 1909); W. WARD, Life and Times of St. Edmund's College, Old Hall (London, 1897); PURCELL, Life of Cardinal Manning (London, 1896); COX, Life of Cardinal Vaughan, (London, 1910); B. WARD, The Dawn of the Catholic Revival (London, 1909); The Edmundian (1893 —).
    Transcribed by M. Donahue

The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume VIII. — New York: Robert Appleton Company. . 1910.

Catholic encyclopedia.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Old Hall Green — Coordinates: 51°53′N 0°01′W / 51.88°N 0.01°W / 51.88; 00.01 …   Wikipedia

  • Old Hall Manuscript — Folio 12v of the Old Hall Manuscript contains the decorated opening to a Gloria by Roy Henry (probably King Henry V). The Old Hall Manuscript (British Library, Additional MS 57950) is the largest, most complete, and most significant source of… …   Wikipedia

  • St. Edmund's College, Ware — Crest Coat of Arms of St Edmund s College St Edmund s College is the oldest post Reformation Roman Catholic school in England. It is an independent school in the British public school tradition set on 440 acres (1.8 km2) in Ware,… …   Wikipedia

  • Manuscrito de Old Hall — Manuscrito de Old Hall. El Manuscrito de Old Hall (British Library, Add. MS 57950) (olim Old Hall, Library of St. Edmund s College) es un manuscrito inglés que contiene música religiosa compuesta a finales del siglo XIV y comienzos del XV.… …   Wikipedia Español

  • List of Old Boys of The Scots College (Sydney) — This is a List of notable Old Boys of The Scots College, they being notable former students known as Old Boys or Old Scotsmen of the Presbyterian Church school, The Scots College in Bellevue Hill, New South Wales, Australia. Academic *John… …   Wikipedia

  • St Edmund's College, Cambridge — Cambridge College Infobox name = St Edmund s College infobox colour = #000099 text colour = link colour = #66CCFF colours = full name = latin name = latin motto = Per Revelationem et Rationem english motto = Through revelation and reason founder …   Wikipedia

  • Edmund Leighton — Edmund Blair Leighton (September 21, 1853 mdash;September 1, 1922) was an English painter associated with the Pre Raphaelite and Romantic styles. BiographyLeighton was the son of the artist Charles Blair Leighton. He was educated at University… …   Wikipedia

  • College of Saint Omer —     College of Saint Omer     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► College of Saint Omer     The well known Jesuit college at St. Omer oftener spoken of under the anglicized form of St. Omers or St. Omer s was founded by Father Parsons in 1592 or 1593. All… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Old College, University of Notre Dame — Old College is the undergraduate seminary for the Indiana Province of the Congregation of Holy Cross Priests. Located on the campus of the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana, the program is housed in the oldest building on campus,… …   Wikipedia

  • College — • The word college, from the Latin collegium, originally signified a community, a corporation, an organized society, a body of colleagues, or a society of persons engaged in some common pursuit Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. College… …   Catholic encyclopedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.