St Swithin's School, Wootton St Lawrence, near Basingstoke, Hampshire

On 7th September, 1943, St Swithin's School, at Tangier Park House, Wootton St Lawrence, near Basingstoke, was formally certified to operate as an Approved School for Roman Catholic Senior Boys. The establishment was run by the Brothers of the Christian Schools (the De La Salle Brothers). The training provided at the School included joinery and gardening.

In June, 1947, the School was relocated to Yarmouth, Isle of Wight, where it became St Swithin's Nautical School.

Tangier Park House is now a private residence.

Former St Swithin's School, Wootton St Lawrence.


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