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TCDS Totnes Community

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Land Development

The Mansion

The Mansion is a community facility in the centre of Totnes managed by Totnes Community Development Society. Previously an old school building and through several extensions the Mansion has become a multifaceted building housing seven tenant organisations and sessional users. Tenants includes the town library, a nursery, cafe and the local FE provision for the town and surrounds.

The Charity Commission recognises the King Edward IV College Site Foundation (locally known as the Mansion) as: A centre for the provision of facilities for the promotion of further education for the inhabitants of Totnes, and subject thereto for meeting, lectures, classes, physical exercise and other forms of recreation and other leisure time occupation in the interests of social welfare with the object of improving the conditions of life for the said inhabitants.

For sessional users, to review room rates or to book space at the Mansion click here. For information about the Mansion fee policy including a link to apply for free or reduced fees for hire space at the Mansion click here.


During the COVID-19 lockdown

Due to COVID-19 there are a limited number of services operating from the Mansion at this time. Please see below for access to organisations either operating at the Mansion, online or by telephone at this time:

Caring Town Totnes,  01803 864450

Tax Help for Older People,  0345 120 3779

One Small Step,  0800 298 2654 online-health-assessment


Moved to Move

Citizens Advice, 0800 144 8848

Devon Libraries

Rainbow Nursery

Pete’s Dragons

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Contact Details


King Edward IV College Site Foundation
The Mansion, 36 Fore Street, Totnes, TQ9 5RP


The King Edward VI College Site Foundation is a Charity registered with the Charity Commission of England and Wales. Charity Number 1174184, operating as ‘The Mansion’.


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