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Schofield also attached special importance to providing residential and
recreational facilities and early in his career he began to provide generously for
both, a tradition which the University has maintained ever since.
As early as 1918, he began to acquire land on the Burleigh Eastate, the large
elevated site to the west of the town of Loughborough, upon which the
University is presently located, land which he used as playing fields and upon
which were erected Rutland and Hazlerigg Halls of residence, the athletics
stadium and sports pavilion, a sports hall, and an open-air swimming pool.
Largely due to Schofield’s encouragement Loughborough College from its early
days acquired a national reputation as a sporting institution and was admitted
to the Universities Athletic Union in 1929.