The House from a circa 1929 postcard
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.
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
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))