Concept

Farfield

Summary
Farfield is one of the seven boarding houses at Gresham's, an English public school at Holt, Norfolk. Farfield is currently home to approximately fifty boys. History and traditions Farfield was the third new boarding house to be built at the school, following its move from the town centre to the Cromer Road at the beginning of the 20th century, in a surge of renewal and expansion at Gresham's led by George Howson. Completed in 1911, it was shortly followed by a new school chapel. The first housemaster, Major J. C. Miller, and boys were transferred from a smaller house called Bengal Lodge. The school magazine noted that a useful donkey was being kept in an outbuilding at Farfield. The young Benjamin Britten recorded his life at Farfield in the 1920s and 1930s in his diaries. In 1929, he mentions that the house then had two "sickrooms" of its own. He commented that the Honours System was a positive failure, as "It is no good trying the Honours System on boys
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