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Reference code(s): GB 0074 ACC/1078

Held at: London Metropolitan Archives


Date(s): 1929-2012

Level of description: Collection

Extent: 0.07 linear metres

Name of creator(s): Dowse | Ivor Roy | b 1935 | author and clergyman


Administrative/Biographical history:

Ealing College was founded in 1820 as a church school for boys, attached to Saint Mary's, Ealing. In 1879 it moved to larger premises and took both day pupils and boarders. However, its fortunes declined and in 1901 it was closed and the building sold. However, in 1925 nearby Acton College was re-founded as Ealing College (Upper School), a private school for boys.

The Reverend Ivor Roy Dowse, born 1935, was Chair of the Wembley History Society in 1970. As well as the history of Ealing College, he is also the author of "Brent Parish Churches : a short guide to the Parish Churches in the Rural Deanery of Brent"; "The pilgrim shrines of England" and "St. Andrew's Sudbury, Middlesex : the story of a modern church in an ancient parish".


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Reverend Ivor Roy Dowse collected during research for his histories of Ealing College (first edition 1970, second edition 2008), including research notes, press cuttings, photographs, memories of pupils and staff, ephemera items such as prospectuses, speech day programmes and orders of service; newsletters, and material relating to the Ealing College Former Pupils' Association including newsletters.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement:

ACC/1078/01: Ealing College; ACC/1078/02: Ealing College Former Pupils' Association (Ecobians).

Conditions governing access:

Available for general access.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright rests with the depositor.

Physical characteristics:


Finding aids:

Please see online catalogues at:


Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Received in 1970, with further accessions in 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2012.


Publication note:

Ealing College 1820-1970 LMA Library reference P22.13 EAL. Brent Parish Churches : a short guide to the Parish Churches in the Rural Deanery of Brent LMA Library reference P97.4 WEM. The pilgrim shrines of England LMA Library reference 51.7 DOW. St. Andrew's Sudbury, Middlesex : the story of a modern church in an ancient parish LMA Library reference P97.47 ST.A

DESCRIPTION NOTES Rules or conventions: Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions: July to October 2009 with additions August 2012.

Educational history | Educational sciences
Historians | Social scientists
Historical research | History
Local history | History
Private education | Educational systems
Schools | Educational institutions
Private schools x Private education

Personal names
Dowse | Ivor Roy | b 1935 | author and clergyman

Corporate names
Ealing College (Upper School) | private school