Lynedoch

Upper Prep Housemaster –  Kelly Edwards
Senior Housemaster – Abigail Carlisle

This house is named after Thomas Graham – Baron Lynedoch (1748 – 1843). It was Graham who was entrusted with the defence of Cadiz early in 1810. He did so with great skill and in February 1811 he attacked the rear of the French army at Barossa, defeating them. With the South of Spain safe, in June 1811 Wellington put him in command of the 1st, 6th and 7th division as well as giving him two brigades of cavalry which he set to work against Badajoz in one of the first unsuccessful attempts against the fortified city. He was indispensable to Wellington and one of the five main commanders of the British Army with Cotton, Hill, Hope and Beresford.