The mellow Georgian brickwork of Linacre House lies within the shadow of the Cathedral.
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.
Linacre is twinned with Luxmoore House.
Notable former members of Linacre include David Gower (England cricketer), and Fred Scarlett (Olympic rowing gold medallist at Sydney 2000).
Head of House: George Howard-Smith
Housemaster: Mr Mat Lister