DiCamillo Companion

Ramsey Abbey

  • Earlier Houses: The current house is built on the site of a Benedictine monastery.

    House & Family History: In 1937 Ramsey Abbey was leased to the governors of the Ramsey Grammar School for 99 years by Diana Broughton, the daughter of Coulson Fellowes. In 2006 Ramsey Abbey School merged with the adjacent Ailwyn School to become Abbey College.

  • Garden & Outbuildings: In 1952 Major Henry Rogers Broughton gifted the Abbey Gate House to the National Trust in memory of Diana Broughton, who died in 1937.

  • Architect: John Soane

    Date: 1804-06
    Designed: Extended and modernized house for Fellowes family

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    Architect: Edward Blore

    Date: 1838-39
    Designed: Remodeled House for Edward Fellowes

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  • John Bernard (J.B.) Burke, published under the title of A Visitation of the Seats and Arms of the Noblemen and Gentlemen of Great Britain and Ireland, among other titles: Vol. II, p. 23, 1853.

  • Title: Biographical Dictionary of British Architects, 1600-1840, A - SOFTBACK
    Author: Colvin, Howard
    Year Published: 1995
    Publisher: New Haven: Yale University Press
    ISBN: 0300072074
    Book Type: Softback

  • House Listed: Grade I

    Park Listed: Not Listed

  • Past Seat / Home of: Cromwell family, 1539-1674. Titus family, 1674-1732. Edward Fellowes, 1st Baron de Ramsey, 19th century; Fellowes family here from 1737 until 1937.

    Current Ownership Type: Individual / Family Trust

    Primary Current Ownership Use: School

    Ownership Details: Leased to Abbey College (formerly Ramsey Abbey School, formerly Abbey Grammar School))

  • House Open to Public: No

    Phone: 01487-812-352

    Fax: 01487-813-839

    Email: office@abbeycollege.cambs.sch.uk

    Website: http://www.abbeycollege.cambs.sch.uk

    Historic Houses Member: No