Saltash, King's Park [????-????]

Submitted by David on Tue, 03/19/2013 - 21:59
Current condition
Demolished / No longer exists

A two-storey building, that stood on the southwest slope of King's Park.

Notes from Richard Wong:

It was used as the dormitory accommodating 25 students of Rural Training College which merged into Grantham College Education in 1955. In the Rural Training College’s eight-year history, its Chinese name changed three times (in 1946, 1949 and 1950) and its campus moved three times. The first campus was located in the Governor’s villa (Fanling Lodge) in Sheung Shui (1946-48), it was later moved to a former “Home for Children” in Fanling (1948-49), and finally re-located to Cheung Yuen (rebuilt into New Complex of Miu Fat Buddhist Monastery) in Ping Shan (1949-1954). In September 1953, as the tenancy of Cheung Yuen was expiring in 1954 and it was difficult to build a new campus for the Rural Training College, 25 students of the eighth intake of the College moved to the Grantham Training College to attend classes and completed their one-year teacher training.Hence, students of the seventh and eighth intake graduated in July of the same year.

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On the HKMapviewer website, the 1975 map gives the building in this location the name "Saltash". I guess it was originally a private residence later converted into the college dorm.葛量洪教育學院

It says:

The student dormitory was rebuilt from the old two-story villa "Saltash" on the first floor nearby. It was used from 1953 to 1964, providing 25 dormitories (10 males and 15 females). Later, the number increased to 80, but it was rebuilt in 1964 It is a classroom for the Department of Geography and the Department of Fine Arts, in order to offer a three-year teacher training course. The dormitory was demolished in the early 1990s,

The location of the dorm was at today's Regalia Garden

On the web, the earliest reference to Saltash, King's Park is from 1929. Appears to have been a private residence.