HC Deb 26 January 1897 vol 45 c497
ADMIRAL FIELD (Sussex, Eastbourne)

I beg to ask the First Lord of the Admiralty whether any plans have been prepared for the New Naval College at Dartmouth; and if so, by whom; whether the same have been or will be submitted to the Captain of H. M. S Britannia for criticism before being approved; whether any eminent architects have been or will be invited to submit plans for the building; and whether a fair premium or prize will be offered for the best design, so as to insure that Her Majesty's Naval Service shall be provided with a college worthy of its traditions and its fame?


The merest sketch plans have only so far been put forward, and they are entirely tentative. No decision as to the choice of an architect has yet been taken, but the Board will not take action without the most able professional assistance which they can secure.