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Founded in 1981 as a girl’s boarding house, Purcell’s settled on its current name in 1995 to celebrate the composer’s tercentenary.
Henry Purcell was the organist at Westminster Abbey and may have studied at Westminster.
Originally located in Barton Street, the house can now be found in St Edward’s, on the corner of Great College Street and Tufton Street. Before its acquisition by the school, the building had been an Anglican monastery.
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Created by Felicity Crowe, Archives and Records Management Assistant, February 2020.
Westminster School Archive; Tanner, Lawrence, 'Westminster School: Its Buildings and their Associations.'