Welcome to Coleridge Memorial Trust website

Coleridge in 1795 by Peter Van Dyke. Painted by request of his Bristol friends and admirers.

Please note our name change. We are now the Coleridge Memorial Trust, to reflect the many changes that have happened over the last five years and to recognise, as we look to raise £100,000 to fund a sculptural memorial to STC, the fact that we are a small charity, but one with a history of sound financial management.

The Project began life in 2009 as a working Party of the Ottery St Mary Heritage Society designed to raise local (and wider) appreciation of the poet and philosopher Samuel Taylor Coleridge, and the fact that he was a native of our town (Ottery St Mary, Devon, UK), and a pupil at the local school (the King’s School). The Coleridge Memorial Project was incorporated as a separate not-for-profit body in April 2010. We are now a registered Charity (Reg No.1148199).  We conduct much of our business by email, but we do meet occasionally as required by our constitution and minutes are filed for those meetings, available to members on request. There is more information about our aims and ambitions on this website but if you would like to be more actively involved please contact us

Featured Poem – Kubla Khan

The Poetry Stones, engraved with Kubla Khan, run for nearly 70m alongside the path and cycleway to the King’s School on the Land of Canaan in Ottery St Mary.  A sample of a stone is pictured below and also an artist’s impression of the installation before completion.  PHOTO GALLERY – CMP Celebration 2012 – shows how the Stones look now and how close they are to the anticipated appearance.

Kubla Khan
By Samuel Taylor Coleridge Kubla KhanKubla Khan





In Xanadu did Kublai Khan
A stately Pleasure-Dome decree,
Where Alph, the sacred river ran
Through caverns measureless to man
Down to a sunless sea.

Click here to read the rest of the poem