Copthorne School Chapel, (Copthorne)




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Effingham Lane, Copthorne, West Sussex. RH10 3HR.

Grid reference: 533120, 139550, View on: Google Maps, Open Street Map, Streetmap, National Library of Scotland Map or Oldmaps.


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Building information:

Built: c. 1902.

Current use: Worship.


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The building now known as Copthorne Preparatory School was originally built as a private dwelling called Emsworth House, and was owned by the Kensington Family. It became a girls' school for a short time, and was then founded by Bernard H. Rendall in 1902 as a boys' school. He was the brother of the then Headmaster of Winchester College, and the school was originally designed as a feeder school for Winchester.
Mr Rendall's brother-in-law was Dr Edward Wilson, who died in 1913, at the South Pole, whilst on Captain Scott's fateful expedition. A stained glass window in the school Chapel commemorates the event. Dr Wilson had used the school in preparation for his trip, and the boys had donated funds to provide huskies.
Source: School website .

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