Coleridge Memorial Trust

The Coleridge Memorial Trust began life in 2009 as the Coleridge Memorial Project 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 Kings School). The Coleridge Memorial Project was incorporated as a separate not-for-profit body in April 2010 and we became charity no. 1148199  in 2012.   In July 2014 the Charity Commission approved our request to be known in future as the Coleridge Memorial Trust, which better reflects our long term presence and will be beneficial in our major fundraising aims for a sculptural memorial to STC in 2015.  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 use our contact form

An alphabetical  list of all those who kindly donated to our Local Appeal
Where the germ of the idea came from and how it evolved into “the longest outdoor poem in the world”
Why the Sculpture had to be Phase 2, where it might be located and what form it might take