A new building designed by Philip Jebb
Government House is a completely new building, designed by Philip Jebb. On an island where shelter is at a premium, it is strange that no building occupied this position at the head of the Millcombe Valley before. The answer may lie in its proximity to Millcombe House, family home of the Heavens, who would not have wished to be over-looked. A more fragrant possibility is that the main drain and sewer from the Farmhouse formerly ran through the site, and were sometimes known to leak.