Barbados Sights

Codrington Theological College

  • Sargeant St. Map It
  • Codrington College
  • Educational Institution

Published 10/12/2015

Fodor's Review

An impressive stand of cabbage palm trees lines the road leading to the coral-stone buildings and serene grounds of Codrington College, the oldest Anglican theological seminary in the Western Hemisphere, opened in 1745 on a cliff overlooking Conset Bay. The college's benefactor was Christopher Codrington III (1668–1710), a former governor-general of the Leeward Islands, whose antislavery views were unpopular in the plantocracy of the times. In an effort to "Christianize" the slaves and provide them with a general education, Codrington specified in his will that "300 negroes at least" would always be allowed to study at the institution; the planters who acted as trustees, however, were loath to teach slaves to read and write. You may tour the buildings, explore the grounds, and walk the nature trails, but remember that beachwear is not appropriate here.

Sight Information

Address:

Sargeant St., Codrington College, St. John, BB20027, Barbados

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Phone:

246-423–1140

Sight Details:

  • Donations welcome
  • Daily 10–4

Published 10/12/2015

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