Detour: Bullers Wood School

Bullers Wood 1891
A photograph from Ernest Newton's book, 1891

Named after an ancient forest, the original Bullers Wood house was built in the 1860's and was owned by the Sanderson family from the 1870's. Sanderson was a Scotsman who had made his money sheep farming in Australia. He employed local architect Ernest Newton to extend the house in 1889. The result is an Arts and Crafts style house which sits on an elevated terrace overlooking woodland.

Morris and Co were employed to decorate the interior, it is said that William Morris himself contributed the beautiful library wallpaper and hand painted ceiling which remain in situ. A carpet named Bullers Wood by Morris is on display in the Victoria and Albert museum.

The house became St Nicholas College, the Royal School of Church Music in 1930 and then a School in 1939. It is now Bullers Wood School.

It is not possible to see the main building unless the grounds are open, which is only during school hours. If you wish to visit, you should call to make an appointment.
The scbool building on the right as you enter was a separate residence called Inglewood, not to be confused with the building of the same name in Kemnal Road.
Return down Logs Hill, half way down, turn right into Yester Road, and continue until, after the railway bridge, turn right into Lubbock Road.