DiCamillo Companion

Buchan Hill

  • Earlier Houses: There was probably an earlier house on, or near, the site of the current house.

    Built / Designed For: P. Saithard

    House & Family History: Buchan Hill is an enormous, red brick, late Victorian mansion built in the Elizabethan style for the extraordinarily successful ostrich-feather merchant P. Saithard. In the 1950s Cottesmore School moved here from Hove, Sussex, and continue to occupy the Estate today.

  • Garden & Outbuildings: The Buchan Hill Estate had been owned in the early 19th century by The Hon. Thomas Erskine (lord chancellor from 1806 until 1807), son of the Earl of Buchan.

  • Architect: George & Peto

    Date: 1882-83
    Designed: House for Philip Felix Renaud Saillard

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  • House Listed: Grade II

    Park Listed: Not Listed

  • Past Seat / Home of: SEATED AT EARLIER HOUSE: The Hon. Thomas Erskine, early 19th century. SEATED AT CURRENT HOUSE: Philip Felix Renaud Saillard, late 19th century.

    Current Ownership Type: School

    Primary Current Ownership Use: School

    Ownership Details: Since 1955 Cottesmore School

  • House Open to Public: No

    Phone: 01293-520-648

    Fax: 01293-614-784

    Email: [email protected]

    Website: https://www.cottesmoreschool.com/

    Historic Houses Member: No