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Hill House

Hill House - two locations, two hills.
Hill House and Cancellor's
Hill House and Cancellor's

Until the completion of the Lower School Boarding project last year, Hill House was the last boarding house to the north of the school grounds and so close to the Hill down towards Curridge. Before that, Hill House was actually what now is Ancren Gate North so close to the hill down towards the south west.


1979 – 1984                Mr John Hudson & Mrs Sheila Hudson 
1984 - 1997                 Mrs Mary Moore 
1997 - 2015                 Mrs Frances Capps
2015 - 2018                 Miss Annabel Brown

2018 Claire Williams 


The most northerly building in the school grounds, beyond Lower School Boarding and the old Hill House is Cancellor’s Cottage.  This cottage is named after one of the two founders of the School of Silence from whom Miss Willis brought the current site.  

Adela Marion Curtis and Lily Davison Cancellor established the School of Silence is 1907 for the purpose of studying the “Life and Words of Jesus Christ by the Way of Silence or Creative Meditation upon the Divine Word …”

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