Rolle Building
<p>Rolle Building</p>
<p>Rolle Building</p>
<p>Rolle Building</p>
<p>Rolle Building</p>

Rolle Building

The Rolle Building takes its name from the Rolle family, long associated with Exmouth, Devon, and the name originally adopted by the School of Education at the University. It was the Rolle family that attracted wealth to the East Devon seaside town, by developing the docks and through shipbuilding. To commemorate the generosity these families had shown to Exmouth, the teacher training college founded there in 1946 in Douglas Avenue, was in 1951 renamed Rolle College.

The Rolles were liberal patrons and spent much of their wealth on churches, chapels, assembly rooms and municipal buildings, also providing gas, electricity and water supplies throughout the town. This benevolence was continued by the family's descendants, the Clintons throughout the 20th century.