DiCamillo Companion

Highwood House (Highwood Hill)

  • Earlier Houses: The current early 19th century house is a rebuilding of an earlier house, parts of which are embedded at the rear of the current house.

    Built / Designed For: William Anderson

    House & Family History: Highwood is a classical-styled stuccoed house with a three-bay recessed center (complete with a semicircular Ionic porch) and wings on both sides. The house is notable as the home of Sir Stamford Raffles, founder of Singapore, governor of Java, and founder and first president of the Zoological Society of London. The interiors were significantly altered circa 1950.

  • Garden & Outbuildings: There are many outbuildings and cottages extant on the land of the former Highwood Estate, including the late 17th century Lady Russell's Well, and the barn, a polygonal half-timbered studio of circa 1937.

  • House Listed: Grade II

    Park Listed: Not Listed

  • "Inspector Morse" (1991 - TV series, Season 5, Episode 4, "Greeks Bearing Gifts," as Digby Tuckerman's house).
  • Past Seat / Home of: SEATED AT EARLIER HOUSE: Lord William Russell, 17th century. SEATED AT CURRENT HOUSE: William Anderson, early 19th century. Sir Stamford Raffles, 1825-26.

    Current Ownership Type: Flat Owners Company / Condo Association

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Flats / Multi Family

  • House Open to Public: No

    Historic Houses Member: No