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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 ACC/3605
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1957-1959
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 0.5 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Swaylands School | Kent


Administrative/Biographical history:

Swaylands School was a residential special school for educationally subnormal boys maintained by Middlesex County Council (MCC).

After the passing of the 1944 Education Act, the MCC expanded its provision for special education increasing its number of residential schools from one to ten, many accommodated in large mansions in the home counties. Swaylands was a 19th century Tudor style house situated at Penshurst, near Tonbridge, in Kent.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of Swaylands School, consisting of interior and exterior photographs of the building, including photographs of school lessons, prize giving and the school fete, 1957-1959.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Four items

Conditions governing access:

Available for general access.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright rests with the City of London.

Finding aids:

Please see online catalogues at:

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Donated to the Archive in 1995.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:

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

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