Hillcroft College (also known as The Gables)9205

Greater London, England, Greater London

Brief Description

The College, founded in 1919 to provide education for working women, purchased the freehold and 6 acres of land in 1925 and moved here in 1926. The theatre was later sold when the college needed more space and the former winter garden was built over for a new hall.

History

Hillcroft College originated as a private house built in 1877 for Wilberforce Bryant. In 1884 he set aside part of his estate for a meeting room and theatre, calling it The Gables. It had substantial grounds, part of which lie to the south-west and form the public park, The Woods.

Visitor Facilities

The site is usually private, but there are occasional open days.
Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

The site is usually private, but there are occasional open days.

Directions

Rail: Surbiton. Bus: 281, 406, 418.
History

Period

  • Early 20th Century