Built / Designed For: Isaac Lowthian Bell
House & Family History: Washington Hall is famous today as the birthplace of Gertrude Bell, explorer and Middle East expert; the House was built for her father, Isaac Lowthian Bell, a noted 19th century chemical manufacturer. For much of the 20th century Washington Hall served as residential school; it has now been divided into flats (it was renamed Dame Margaret Hall during occupation by the school). The famous Turkish bath installed by Philip Webb in 1860s was destroyed.
House Listed: Grade II
Park Listed: Not Listed
Past Seat / Home of: Isaac Lowthian Bell, 19th century.
Current Ownership Type: Flat Owners Company / Condo Association
Primary Current Ownership Use: Flats / Multi Family
House Open to Public: No
Historic Houses Member: No