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Durham County Record Office: the official archive service for County Durham and Darlington

Colleges

Information about college records in Durham County Record Office.

College of St Hild and St Bede in Durham City

The Record Office holds records of the College of St Hild and St Bede, commonly known as Hild Bede, a college of the University of Durham.

Hild Bede was formed in 1975 by the merger of two single-sex teacher training colleges. The College of the Venerable Bede, for men, was founded in 1839 and was associated with the University from 1892. St Hild's College, for women, was founded in 1858 and was associated with the University from 1896.

Some of the records are of a confidential nature and access is restricted for up to 100 years from the last date in a volume or file, to comply with Data Protection legislation. Access to student records is restricted for 85 years. Contact us for advice about access to student and staff records.

College of St. Hild and St. Bede - online catalogue

Hild Bede archive images - online catalogue

Darlington College of Education

The Record Office holds some records of Darlington College of Education. The College, founded by the British and Foreign School Society, was a teacher training college from 1876 to 1978. In 1978 the building became Darlington Arts Centre and is now owned by Darlington Borough Council.

Some of the records are of a confidential nature and access is restricted for up to 100 years from the last date in a volume or file, to comply with Data Protection legislation. Access to student records is restricted for 85 years. Contact us for advice about access to student and staff records.

Darlington College of Education - online catalogue