Linacre (boys, boarding, 1953)
Linacre House is named after Thomas Linacre, founder of the Royal College of Physicians, who was educated in Canterbury. The building was originally part of the medieval Prior's lodgings. It was later a canon's house and acquired its present appearance in the 1740s . When Canon Nelson, brother of Horatio, lived here, Lady Hamilton is reputed to have danced on a table in the room that is now the Head of House's study.
There are 57 boys in the house. Linacre is twinned with Luxmoore.
Notable former pupils include David Gower, the England cricketer, and oarsman Fred Scarlett, Olympic gold medallist at Sydney, 2000.
Head of House: George Booth-Clibborn.
Housemaster: Mr James Outram: email@example.com